Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil sits beside EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst at the VAT building in Beirut, on Monday, May 11, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil warned Monday that Lebanon would lose $1.2 billion if Parliament does not hold a legislative session soon.Khalil said when he took office, he thought that the deadlock at the legislative body was "temporary," and that it would cease in a few months.Christian parties have been boycotting legislative sessions since November, arguing that the country's political institutions should not operate as if there was a president.EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst sponsored the event.
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