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Portugal, first Member State to present its recovery plan to the European Commission - 04/22/2021

PORTUGAL. Lisbon is the first capital of the European Union to officially present its recovery and resilience plan (RRP) to the European Commission, which must validate it.

Bashar al-Assad to run for fourth term as president - 04/22/2021

SYRIA. Bashar al-Assad has officially applied to run for the next presidential election in Syria on May 26, 2021.

Libya's economic outlook: Too many clouds block the horizon of a diversification - 04/20/2021

LIBYA. Libya must recover from ten years of internal conflict and tackle not only its reconstruction, but the diversification of its economy. However, a prerequisite for this is the establishment of a genuine state and administration.

Libya's economic outlook: Oil fuel for future investments - 04/15/2021

LIBYA. Its foreign exchange reserves and oil windfall have returned to pre-revolution levels, allowing Libya to invest in its future. The 2021 budget currently under discussion reveals the priorities of the new government.

Libya's economic outlook: A huge cake to share - 04/15/2021

LIBYA. The tempo is accelerating for many countries wishing to participate in the economic battle currently being waged around reconstruction and oil. The diplomatic ballet continues to grow in Tripoli. But the dancers are not all on the same footing.

Christian Graeff: "The has-beens are now out of the game in Libya" - 04/09/2021

LIBYA. In an exclusive interview granted to, Christian Graeff, French ambassador to Libya from 1982 to 1985, gives a less than optimistic assessment of the future of this country torn apart by its divisions for ten years. The ninety-seven year old diplomat however gives the keys to avoid a "Syrianization" of Libya.

U.S. will again provide financial assistance to Palestinians - 04/08/2021

PALESTINE / UNITED STATES. The Joe Biden administration decided on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2021, to reopen the floodgates of aid to Palestine,...

The (priority) tasks of the new Libyan executive and the (indelible) stains of the previous ones - 04/08/2021

LIBYA. Who will lead the Libya of tomorrow? Today, no name stands out, except those of the former contenders: Fayez al-Sarraj, Khalifa Haftar and Saif el Islam Gaddafi. The analysis of their candidacies by the experts of disqualifies them all because of their past mistakes.

The new Libyan governance: An equation with several unknowns - 04/07/2021

LIBYA. Libya has entered a new era since Fayez Al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar finally decided to throw in the towel. Their withdrawals have allowed for the emergence of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and a new interim governance. Part 1/5

Benyamin Netanyahu appointed to form a new government in Israel - 04/07/2021

ISRAEL. Despite his previous failures, a corruption trial that has just begun, Benyamin Netanyahu has been appointed by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to form the next government.

AFD to support the development of the SSE in Morocco - 04/06/2021

MOROCCO / FRANCE. The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy sign a €1.5M grant agreement.

EU wields carrot and stick in its relations with Turkey - 03/26/2021

EU / TURKEY. The members of the European Council are blowing hot and cold on the troubled issue of their relations with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and are putting Turkey under observation for two months.

Act 4 of the Israeli legislative elections ends up with the same scenario as the first three - 03/24/2021

ISRAEL. The ballot boxes of the legislative elections of Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Israel have still not managed to deliver a clear winner. Pro and anti Benyamin Netanyahu remain neck and neck.

Central Bank governor's sacking creates turmoil in Turkish financial markets - 03/22/2021

TURKEY. The Turkish lira has suffered a sharp depreciation in the foreign exchange market after the sacking of Naci Agbal, governor of the Central Bank, who was replaced by a former ruling party deputy Sahap Kavcioglu.

Turkish justice wants to ban the pro-Kurdish HDP party in the name of Turkey's integrity - 03/18/2021

TURKEY. The Turkish Public Prosecutor's Office launches a procedure to ban the Peoples' Democratic Party, a pro-Kurdish left-wing movement, at the Court of Cassation. The authorities consider it to be very close to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), considered a terrorist party.
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