Egypt’s political digest June 16: Egypt’s Parliament to discuss EP’s visit to Egypt over killing of Regeni, Lawmakers threaten to stage sit-in against water outages in 30 villages in Beheira  
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Egypt’s Parliament to discuss EP’s visit to Egypt over killing of Regeni

Foreign Relations Committee at the Egyptian House of Representatives will discuss Thursday an expected visit by a delegation of the European Parliament to Egypt to investigate the killing of Italian researcher Guilio Regeni, who was found killed on Feb. 2 in Cairo.

Parliamentary Agriculture Committee chairperson deputy Raef Tamraz sent the Minister of Health a notification letter, complaining from the absence of doctors in a number of well-equipped clinics and medical units in Sharqia governorate, Youm7 reported.


National Editors-in-Chief’s presidency terms extended until passing press law

Egypt’s High Press Council has temporarily extended presidency of the national newspaper editors-in-chief until passing the new press law. The editors-in-chief’s terms should end by July 28, Youm7 reported the council member Mohamed Nour Farahat Thursday.


Lawmakers threaten to stage sit-in against water outages in30 villages in Beheira

A number of Parliament members from Beheira governorates threatened to stage an opne-ended sit-in in protest at the continuous water outages in a total of 30 villages in the governorate, said lawmaker Saad Tamaraz, adding that the local residents are using now the waste and agriculture irrigation water.


Egypt rejects to unfreeze Hussein Salem’s assets

Egypt’s General Prosecution rejected to unfreeze Egyptian-Spanish fugitive business tycoon Hussein Salem’s assets until re-paying the government 50 million EGP, the final amount of money he should repay to reach reconciliation with the government. In October, the Egyptian government passed new amendments, by which the state could reconcile with statesmen charged with smuggling public money abroad by repaying the government money smuggled in exchange for dropping the charges he faces.

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