Al-Ahram Ueekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
1 - 7 June 2000
Issue No. 484
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An eventful three-day visit to Spain by President and Mrs Mubarak affirmed the political and cultural affinity between the two countries. Nevine Khalil writes from Madrid

MubarakToward genuine cooperation
President Hosni Mubarak's agenda in Madrid was teeming with discussions on bilateral and regional trade as well as Middle East peacemaking

A message of hope
Mrs Suzanne Mubarak had an agenda of her own in Madrid, promoting woman's cause and cross-cultural understanding

A slow process
Egypt expresses readiness for a joint effort toward stability in the Mediterranean zone, Dina Ezzat reports from Lisbon
Constituencies reshaped
Two government-sponsored bills adjusting 51 electoral constituencies have elicited accusations of gerrymandering. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Journalists give Al-Shaab 'critical' support
The Press Syndicate has come out against a decision suspending the publication of Al-Shaab, reports Shaden Shehab
Intellectuals fight back
Al-Azhar's request to review all books published by the Ministry of Culture was denounced by some 2,500 writers who declared it to be a threat to freedom of expression. Khaled Dawoud reports

Beyond registration
Register or else face liquidation was the message conveyed to NGOs by the Ministry of Social Affairs. The grace period for the implementation of this decree has now expired. Mariz Tadros asks: What next?

Chalking out the classroom blues
This year the ministry of education stretched the school year and crammed the final year exams into a tight time frame, sending exam fever sky high --read on--

Residents unite!
A new bill approved by the People's Assembly requires "unions of residents" to be set up in all residential buildings in order to stem increasing construction offences. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

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