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Russia’s Stroytransgaz, which has several investments in Syria, is being increasingly criticised for its practices and performance, including recently by a member of parliament.


This text determines the territorial waters of Syria and their use, including its exclusive economic zone. It is particularly relevant given the country's potential offshore oil and gas resources. This text is translated with its latest amendment.


The table below indicates the new investment budgets for Syrian ministries.


The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.


The Central Bureau of Statistics has provided new population and household expenditures data based on a large survey it conducted at the end of 2017.


The Syrian Government has published its annual report on its spending on Palestinian refugees in the country.

The text of the declaration by the co-chairs of the Brussels III Conference held on March 12-14, 2019.


This table lists the participants at the Brussels meeting on March 12-14, 2019 (Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region - Brussels III Conference).


The list of cabinet members following the reshuffle of November 26, 2018.


A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the dramatic situation of the Syrian agricultural sector, including the worst wheat harvest in three decades, although the return of security has ensured a relative stabilization in some sub-sectors.


Despite the country’s high unemployment rate, Syrian businesses, including state-owned enterprises, are continuing to report a shortage in skilled manpower, which is hampering their operations.


The Syrian cereals buying entity has issued a new tender for wheat imports as it seeks to compensate for the significant production shortage.


The final joint declaration by the European Union and the United Nations at the end of the Brussels Conference on Syria organised on April 24 and 25.


The Syrian government licensed hundreds of NGOs since the beginning of the uprising, according to an official report, although many are not operating.


A government official has said that men represented today only a fifth of the Syrian labour force.


The text of the consumer protection law.


Reports of new labour supply patterns in the Syrian economy are increasing and highlight the changing structure of the labour market over the past seven years.


The list of cabinet members following the reshuffle of January 1, 2018.

Three new ministers were appointed at the defence, industry, and information portfolios.


Businessmen in various Syrian industries are complaining of a lack of manpower despite the country’s massive unemployment rate.


The text of the law regulating the removal and destruction of informal housing areas.


This controversial law allows local administrative units to establish holding companies to manage their assets.


The full text of Syria's labour law.


This landmark law regulates the establishment of all types of companies in Syria.


This is the text of the law regulating elections in Syria at the presidential, legislative and local administration levels.


This text serves as the de-facto constitution of the areas of Syria under the control of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, also known as Rojava.


This law governs the operations of foreign companies establishing a subsidiary or representative office in Syria.


This law was enacted in early 2016 and is expected to be an important part of the legal and regulatory framework for Syria's reconstruction.


This law, which has been updated several times in the past years, regulates the ownership, transfer and registration of land in border areas.


This key document provides the first legal framework for decentralisation in Syria. It was passed in October 2011, a few months after the beginning of the uprising.


This legislative decree allows and regulates the establishment of private security firms, for the first time in the history of Syria.


This legislative decree enacted in 2007 replaces a 50-year old text.


This law, enacted in 2012, was presented by the government as a means of fighting terrorism. For the opposition, it is an additional tool in the hands of the government to give a legal cover to the repression of the uprising.


This is the full text of the current Syrian Constitution.


The funding of international and regional organisations under the 2016 regional refugee and resilience plan (3RP).


The international community has pledged to give USD 5.9 billion to offset the humanitarian impact of the war on Syria and its neighbouring countries.


The list of cabinet members following the reshuffle of March 29, 2017.


While a Syrian company announced last week the beginning of production and sale of two new cars assembled locally, the Government still struggles to attract back manufacturers.


International organisations plan to spend this year USD 8.0 billion on refugees, IDPs and host communities in Syria and neighbouring countries, an amount that will help boost somewhat the Syrian and regional economies.


The Kurdish-controlled self-declared autonomous region of northeastern Syria passed last week a labour law that replaces the government’s own regulations, in one of many similar moves by the Kurds in the past few years.


Syrians now comprise a significant share of the Lebanese labour market, according to a recent research, although historical and structural factors seem as significant as the presence of refugees.


It could take up to 20 years for Syria to recover its GDP of 2010, the International Monetary Fund estimates in a recent report.


A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.


The list of cabinet members appointed by Bashar Al-Assad on July 03, 2016.


Updated on July 05: A new Government was formed in Syria on Sunday, the first in two years.


Salaries paid to civil servants represent the single most important budget expense item, according to the Syrian Prime Minister.


A bribery scandal involving a global oil company has revealed ties to Syrian businesses and executives.


The following is a selection of links to reports on issues related to Syria's labour force in refugee host countries.