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The list of cabinet members following the reshuffle of June 11, 2020.


An interview with Rabie Nasser, one of the authors of a recent report on the impact of the conflict on Syria’s economy and society.


The Syrian government said this week that it will start disbursing money to some 20,000 unemployed people, its first financial aid programme since the spread of the Coronavirus in Syria.


The list of cabinet members following the reshuffle of May 11, 2020.


This article is an updated and expanded factsheet on the economic and business relations between Syria and Russia as of April 2020.


The past week saw a modest uptick in Syria's confirmed Covid-19 cases, but the apparently slow infection rate has allowed the government to start reopening some shops and official agencies.


The Syrian minister of health has acknowledged the minuscule number of daily Covid-19 tests being carried out, while the economic consequences of the crisis appear to be increasingly serious.


In this 4,400-word factsheet, we provide a profile of the main businesses and economic institutions affiliated with the Syrian Ministry of Defence.

A 2,300-word factsheet on the Syrian activities of Stroytransgaz, the Russian company that has become the symbol of Moscow’s economic influence in the country.


The government’s decision to increase the price of fertilisers will impact the agricultural sector, which is already facing various other challenges.


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.


Syrian authorities have announced new penalties for dealing in foreign currencies and closed more than a dozen foreign exchange companies, but also offered a more attractive rate to buy dollars. However, these moves have little chance of stopping the freefall of the Syrian pound.


The 11th round of the Syrian-Korean Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Trade Cooperation was held last week in Damascus.


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 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.