Amendment to Penal Code aims at combating recruitment for terrorist organizations

APS - Tuesday, 12 April 2016 ALGIERS- The bill complementing the ordinance 66/156 on Penal Code aims at combating the recruitment of fighters for terrorist organizations, a "threat from which Algeria is no longer spared," said Tuesday Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh. During the presentation of the bill to the members of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Louh said that Algeria "is not spared from the recruitment of fighters to join terrorist groups, and this has begun in 90s when a large number of those who were led astray and joined these groups, like those who went to Afghanistan." He

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President Bouteflika signs Finance Act 2016

APS - Wednesday, 30 December 2015   ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika signed Wednesday in Algiers Finance Act 2016. The Head of State inked the Finance Act 2016 at the Presidency of the Republic, in presence of top state officials and members of the Government. Based on US$37 a barrel as oil referential price and an exchange rate of DZD98/US$1, the Finance Act 2016 expects non-hydrocarbon economic growth to reach 4.6% and inflation to be 4%. It expects the total expenditures to reach DZD 7,984.1 billion, down by 9% compared to 2015. A total of DZD 4,807.3 billion will go to operating expenditure and

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President Bouteflika "approves" draft revision of the Constitution

APS - Tuesday, 29 December 2015 08:30 ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has "approved" on Monday, during a restricted meeting, the draft "substantial" revision of the Constitution, which will be submitted to the Constitutional Council for a reasoned opinion on "the procedure to be followed in its examination and adoption by the Parliament." According to a statement released Monday, this draft (revision) Constitution will mark "progress in several areas," including "the political field and governance." The draft revision of the Constitution will be sent "in the coming days" to the personalities, the political parties and the associations, having been consulted during

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