The Syrian President has issued a decree calling on parliamentary elections to be held on April 13.
The number of Syrian refugees in Europe increased six-fold last year to almost 900 thousand, according to the latest data from the UN, still less than 0.2 percent of the population of the continent.
Syria’s bilateral trade with Turkey decreased last year on the back of lower Turkish exports.
The Tartous province has continued to attract Syrian investors fleeing other parts of the country, according to official data.
Syria’s economic, financial and social indicators continued to deteriorate in 2015, while consumption in areas outside Government control is weighing increasingly in the economy, a recent report has found.
A conference organized in London last week managed to collect some USD 11 billion to aid Syrian refugees and host countries in the next five years and, in effect, to try to keep Syrians out of Europe.
The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting Syria Conference held in London on February 04, 2016.
Germany has announced that it was contributing an additional amount to projects in opposition-held areas.
The Syrian Prime Minister has announced that his Government will be pursuing a new economic strategy, named the National Partnership, that replaces the social market economic model developed prior to the uprising.
For the second time in the space of one year, an EU court has refused to remove Mohammad Makhlouf from the European sanctions list.
Syria’s inflation rate stood at 38.8 percent in July on an annual basis.
Imports by Syria’s private sector in 2015 reached some EUR 2 billion, according to the Minister of Economy.
Growing in assertiveness, the Kurdish Self-Administration Democratic Authority in north-eastern Syria has issued in the past two years more than 40 different laws including investment regulations, the imposition of customs fees and the commemoration through a public holiday of the arrest of Abdallah Ocalan.
The Syrian Prime Minister fired last week the head of the Syrian Customs Department, Majdi Hikmieh.
Only weeks after the enactment of the 2016 budget, the Government has already ordered a sharp decline in planned expenses.
Dama Rose Hotel
Damascus International Fairground