Egypt: when is a subsidy not a subsidy?

Energy subsidies are without doubt one of the main problems of Egypt`s ailing economy. Officially accounting for 20 percent of Egypt’s budget, the government has proposed a long list of subsidy reforms (the latest being a smart card reform) as it struggles along to pay its bills – or not at all with the Egyptian more »

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Invitation to an open discussion in Cairo, Sunday, April 7th

This Sunday, April 7th in Cairo, OpenOil invites all journalists and activists working on the extractive industries in Egypt to an open discussion: “Civil Society & the Egyptian Oil & Gas industry – how can we drive Transparency in the Digital Age?”

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