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Major Changes to Egyptian Legislation in 2020, Senate & Administrative

Creation Of A New Senate. Bill passed JUNE 7, 2020 establishing 300-seat Senate in which 1/3 is elected through a list system, 1/3 is elected individually, and 1/3 is appointed by the president. The bill also sets a 10% quota for female Senators. ​ Ministerial Investment Committee (Decree 38 of 2020). Bill passed JANUARY 6, 2020 establishing a Ministerial Investment Committee chaired by the Prime Minister to replace the Ministry of Investment; responsible for encouraging investment promotion, setting venture and foreign direct investment (FDI) policies in Egypt; will also oversee investment dispute resolution ​ Amendments to the Unified Building Code (Law 119 of 2008). Preliminary approval granted by Parliament...

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Big Decisions Made in the U.S. Senate

Senate Override's President Trump's Veto of Defense Bill. On JANUARY 1, 2021 the U.S. Senate voted 81-13 to, for the first time, override a veto of President Trump by exceeding the necessary 2/3 majority. The decision is reflective of the widespread popularity of one of the bill's main features - a pay raise for the U.S. Military ​ Senate Certifies Presidential Election Results. On JANUARY 6, 2021 the U.S. Senate voted in the favor of the American people and electoral college by confirming that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be sworn in as the 46th U.S. President on January 20, 2021. This decision...

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Implications of Brexit

The Transition Period Has Expired. The time in which British lawmakers could prepare for the exit from the European Union has expired, as of DECEMBER 31, 2020. The United Kingdom has now formally and completely departed from the E.U. with its independent governing system. ​ Retained E.U Laws. After the expiration of the transition period on DECEMBER 31, 2020 many of the European Union laws became inapplicable to the United Kingdom. However, there are a grouping of 150,000 laws and treaties that are being carried over - about 3,000 of which have a practical impact on the nation. Many are domestic laws formed in...

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