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Syria History

Syria – national flag Syria’s current flag was officially hoisted in 1980. It contains the pan-Arab colors, red, green, white and black, and is supposed to symbolize Arab unity; the two stars represent the United Arab Republic, of which Syria was a member along with Egypt 1958-61. The flag has been changed several times, most… Read More »

Syria Economic Overview

Basic data Capital Damascus Population 20.38 million Language Arabic (Official) Religion Islam (87%, of which 74% Sunni Islam, 13% Shia Islam), Christianity (10%), Druze (3%) State system parliamentary republic Head of State Bashar al-Assad Head of government Hussain Arnús Currency name Syrian pound (SYP) Travel Time shift +1 hour (in summer +2 hours) Economy Nominal… Read More »

Syria Trade Relations with the EU

Subchapters: Business Relationships FTAs ​​and Treaties Development Cooperation Prospective fields of study (MOP) Business relations Trade relations with the EU In connection with the introduction of the EU sanctions regime, the volume of bilateral trade has significantly decreased in recent years. Nevertheless, the EU is Syria’s largest trading partner, accounting for 8.7% of the country’s… Read More »