Egypt’s Politics digest June 23:Mistral-class helicopter carrier to arrive in Alexandria Thursday after maneuver in France
Mistral-class warship leaves France’s Saint Nazaire base to join Egypt’s navy

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Mistral-class helicopter carrier to arrive in Alexandria Thursday after maneuver in France

Mistral-class helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel Nasser will arrive in Alexandria Thursday after a 14-day journey from France where it participated in a maritime maneuver, Youm7 reported.

Parliamentary coalition 25-30 rejects budget proposed by cabinet

The parliamentary coalition of 25-30 has rejected the 2016/2017 budget proposed by the government and will discuss it next week, MP Mohamed Abdel Ghany told Youm7 Thursday.

The budget does not allocate the constitutional quota for education, health and scientific research, Abdel Ghany said.

HRW calls on Egypt to release Street Children satirists

Human Rights Watch called on Egypt to release the four detained members of the satirical group Street Children who were arrested last month over video commenting on Egyptian politics.

MPs meet with EU’s Deborah Berhamini to discuss democratic transition

An Egyptian parliamentary delegation met Wednesday with Deborah Bergamini, the European Union Member responsible for drafting a report on the democratic transition and human rights in Egypt to discuss the situation in the country in the past five years, Al-Ahram reported.


Saudi Arabia may not appeal ruling on Red Sea islands: former appeal court head

Saudi Arabia is ineligible to appeal the ruling of the Court of Administrative Judiciary that stipulates that Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian, Al-Ahram quoted former head of Cairo Appeal Court as saying Wednesday.


FM slams Amnesty Int’l letter to Italy on Regeni

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid deplored Amnesty International’s reported June 20 letter to the Italian Foreign Ministry June, where the human rights organization said Egypt failed to uncover the murderers of Italian student Guilio Regeni. Abu Zeid said the organization is “unprofessional” and “biased,” and that it has followed a  new “inciting approach” rather than directing criticism at Egypt in periodical reports.

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