Efforts to resolve the controversial crisis of Electricite du Liban reached a standstill on Tuesday as the contract workers refused to budge on their demands and the company’s board of directors is insisting on its stance. Prime Minister Najib Miqati entered into negotiations between the rival sides in an attempt to avert a looming electricity crisis in the country. Local newspapers reported that Miqati contacted on Monday Energy Minister Jebran Bassil, Director-General of state-run EDL Kamal al-Hayek and head of General Labor Confederation Ghassan Ghosn. [Link]