General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers will host Governor of the Central Bank

02/01/2015 15:17 (Feb 1, 2015)

Hosted by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers Council of Central Bank Governor Ali Mohsen Ismail, to discuss the mechanics of the general budget disbursement after approval by the House of Representatives.

During the meeting, which was chaired by the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers offer extensive details of the budget materialsand maintain the Iraqi dinar exchange rate.

The meeting also discussed the importance of uncles smart card in the trading and banking business dealings, and educate citizens use to reduce the procedures.

The department offered citizens about the affairs of its first indicators that the government monitored e-citizen program and the number of users and government agencies that responded to the program.

This meeting was attended by Deputy Secretary-General and aide to the secretary and general managers of the departments of the Secretariat and their collaborators and the Director of the Executive Office of the Director of the media and government liaison office.…5750&edit-text


Minister Kurz Guest of Iraq: I belong to facebook generation


Sunday, 01 February 2015 23:20 | | |

Follow Up (AIN) -The youngest Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (born 27 August 1986) has been on an official visit to the Iraqi Capital Baghdad on Sunday to meet his Iraqi Counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafary. Kurz is an Austrianpolitician, who has been Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integrationsince 2013.[1] He is a member of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).

Kurz was born in Vienna and brought up in the city district of Meidling, where he still lives. He entered the Bundesgymnasium und BundesrealgymnasiumErlgasse in 1996 and after his final exam in 2004 Kurz completed the obligatory military service. In 2009 he was elected chairman of the youth branch of the Austrian People’s Party. Between 2010 and 2011 he was member of Vienna’s city council. In April 2011 Kurz was appointed to the newly created post of State Secretary for Integration (part of the Ministry of the Interior). At Austria’s general election in 2013 he was elected member of parliament. In December 2013 he became Austria’s Foreign Minister, whose portfolio was at his request widened to include Social integration. At the time of his swearing-in Kurz was Austria’s youngest government minister since the foundation of the republic and the youngest foreign minister in the European Union.

Elected to Vienna’s city council in 2010, he focused on generational fairness and ensuring pensions.

Integrating foreigners into Austrian society has been his defining project since a 2011 cabinet reshuffle brought him into the government as a state secretary, a position below minister.

Initially greeted with skepticism, he is now widely seen as a hands-on politician with concrete ideas including requiring an extra pre-school year for children with poor German skills.

Kurz, who says he still lives in the same flat in a working-class Vienna district he had before joining the government, says he will not let his new role go to his head.

“This is a big step but it doesn’t at all mean that my circle of friends or my approach to life will change. I will certainly be the same guy that I am,” said Kurz, who has been likened to Klemens von Metternich, who was 36 when he became foreign minister of the Austrian empire in 1809.

At his speech at the general debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 24-30 September 2014) he said “It is with great respect that I stand at this podium for the first time as Austrian Foreign Minister. Many eminent world leaders stood here before me and laid out their visions on international challenges and crises.”

As you can tell – probably even from the last row – I look a bit younger than most of the other speakers before.

Indeed, I believe I am the only person under the age of 30 who has the privilege of speaking here this week.

So while I cannot speak from many years of experience, what I can offer is the “perspective of a young generation.”
My generation is the post-Cold-War generation. The Iron Curtain collapsed 25 years ago when I was 3 years old.

For us in Europe, the years after the collapse of the Iron curtain were years filled with hope and new opportunities:

“We could travel freely, study in foreign countries and meet people from all over the world,” and “We grew up in a society where human rights were respected, where the rule of law was a given and where religious freedom was practiced,” noting “We communicate without borders on Facebook and Twitter, we have our entire lives stored on our smartphone and we consume the news online.”

Looking beyond our region, we are currently witnessing a further rise of extremism in the name of religion with a new development:
foreign terrorist fighters who come from Western countries and travel to the Middle East in order to join the fight.

There is no time to lose: we must actively address what is happening in Northern Iraq where the so-called Islamic State is attempting to wipe out entire religious communities.
Where children are being beheaded, mothers raped and fathers hung because of their beliefs.

In Europe, we estimate that there are thousands of foreign fighters with European passports. In our case, there are more than 140 people from Austria fighting in the name of a so called “holy war”.

We all know that these terrorist organizations operate worldwide.
They get their terrorist fighters by global recruiting.
They finance themselves through global networks.
They buy arms and other resources on a global scale.

And they use – or rather abuse – the global communication networks to their benefit.

How is it possible that terrorist organizations have access to financial and economic resources that allow them to operate so effectively?

How is it possible that we allow terrorist organizations to abuse the right to freedom of expression by showing their barbaric acts on social media?

And how is it possible that they are able to recruit new fighters within our societies?

We all, governments and private sector, have the duty to develop preventive measures within our societies to stop the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, to cut off financial support to their organizations and to put an end to the abuse of social media networks by developing forms of voluntary self-restriction in these networks. The adoption of the Security Council resolution this week was an important first step. Now we have to implement it. /End/

Three presidencies agree on a monthly meeting and to invest the political consensus to accelerate the executive and legislative measures

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} three presidencies on Monday agreed to be periodically monthly meeting of the political consensus in order to accelerate investment in the executive and legislative measures.
A statement by the Presidency and the Euphrates News Agency {} received a copy of it on the “three presidencies held a meeting Sunday evening 02/01/2015 at the Peace Palace in Baghdad in the presence of President Fuad Masum, and Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi and Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and Vice President Nuri al-Maliki and Osama Najafi and Vice Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq and Bahaa al-Araji, a member of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives Hamoudi.
He said he “took place at the meeting extensively discussed in the basic aspects of the ministerial curriculum which formed on the Kan government, where the focus was on measures that have been taken in the preparation of legislation and proposed laws that help in the creation of national reconciliation conditions, so as to enhance the unity of the people in his confrontation with terrorism in State-building.
And he finished by saying, “The meeting also reviewed the developments on the ground in the field of security and achieved victories against terrorism at the hands of the security forces and the popular crowd and the Peshmerga, and stressed the need to pay great attention to the issue of displaced persons and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to them.
The statement noted that “the meeting during which they praised the cooperation and concerted efforts that resulted from the completion of legislation Budget Law for the year to emphasize the need for the cooperation of all political parliamentary blocs to help Alhala.autam at the speed of maturing bills and amendments within the special committees in the prime minister and before referral to the House of Representatives Since helping to speed legislation and approval.
The meeting agreed, according to the statement “to be meeting regularly every month presidencies of the importance of political consensus-winning investment at the meeting in favor of accelerating the executive and legislative measures in this historic juncture Al_husas.anthy

Maliki responded to the chest: I sacrifice in the land of the ongoing battle qualify me to be a leader of the popular crowd !!

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  • February 1, 2015, 13:48

BAGHDAD – ((eighth day))

Re Vice President Nuri al-Maliki on the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s recent statements about the named commander of the popular crowd.

Maliki said during a secret meeting of the leaders of a coalition of law in which al-Sadr’s recent statements discussed the direction, that “I sacrifice on the battlefield fully qualify me to be a leader of the popular crowd !!.

Maliki said during the meeting, which was seen by ((eighth day)), the worthiest led the crowd is I, because I owned a large military plans, but something to puzzlement is a chest trap which to excuse him because I had previously driven the country to safety in terms of security and economic.

It is said that al-Maliki condemned because there are so many charges against him perhaps the most important of the fall of the city of Mosul and the massacre Spyker and Saqlawiyah as well as large financial corruption and the issue of aliens.

The cleric Moqtada al-Sadr expressed his complete rejection to take over the leadership of al-Maliki, the popular crowd.

Austria to join Iraq in fighting terrorism

100 Austrian trainers to arrive in Baghdad soon

  Baghdad (AIN) –The Austrian Ambassador to Iraq stated during a press conference with the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafary, that 100 Austrian trainers will arrive in Baghdad soon to train the Iraqi Security Forces. /End/ …

Austria to join Iraq in fighting terrorism

Baghdad (AIN) -The Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Al-Jaafari assured “We agreed with the Austrian Foreign Minister  on strengthening the bilateral relations and boosting the common cooperation to confront the IS terrorism .” 


To discuss the massacre turbine … Jubouri meet Nuri al-Maliki and Hadi al-Ameri

By Rustam Sarkawt 11 minutes ago
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Aspect of the meeting

Roudao – Baghdad

Search House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the repercussions of the security situation in Diyala with Vice President Nuri al-Maliki, and the secretary general of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri.

A statement from al-Jubouri, Roudao Media Network received a copy of it, on Sunday, he “took place during the meeting, they discussed the implications of the security situation and the latest developments in the region.”

The statement added, “The Society of the parties discussed the developments in the security landscape and in particular the implications of recent events in the province of Diyala, in addition to trading on the developments in the political arena.”

The al-Jubouri has condemned the latest incident, which killed 70 people in the village of turbine Muqdadiya north of Diyala province, calling on the Iraqi government to form a committee to investigate the facts and circumstances of the massacre and uncover the perpetrators.

Central Bank offers 5 proposals to support the economy and agrees to cover overseas banks dollar accounts

Central Bank building one independent bodies in accordance with the Iraqi constitution .. Photographed by Mahmoud Raouf
Author: ASJ
Editor: RS, SHS
01/02/2015 16:52
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

Central Bank of Iraq, announced on Sunday, taking five resolutions for “support” the development of the Iraqi economy, and confirmed his agreement to cover bank accounts abroad to “US dollar” to cover imports, and while stressing the importance of “accelerating” legislation Deposit Insurance Act, hailed the formation of a committee to reconsider the restructuring benefits.

The bank said in a statement released today, and received (range Press), a copy of which was “in line with the central bank’s tasks and responsibilities in supporting the development and stimulate the Iraqi economy, the Bank took a number of decisions, including the approval of the appointment of a representative for the Council of the central bank’s management of banks.”

The bank said that among its “approval of the Central Bank to cover the bank accounts abroad in US dollars to cover imports of customers and for other purposes without the need to pass a window sell the currency at the Central Bank of Iraq.”

The bank continued valuable statement, that “the bank takes control of such operations within the mechanism of a simplified and transparent with the development of the creation of capacities and capabilities plan to activate documentary credits instead of the current method and coordination with the banks in this regard.”

Bank and stressed “the need to expedite the enactment of the Deposit Insurance Law, and to recommend to the government to accept the state’s institutions of instruments issued by private banks as well as the receipt of taxes and fees in favor of the government.”

The bank pointed out that “the formation of a committee to reconsider the structure of benefits, including expanding the provision of credit and liquidity.”

The Iraqi Central Bank announced last week, to take the necessary measures to boost liquidity in the banking system, while decided to facilitate the procedures for the sale of foreign currency “to sustain the exchange rate,”

The Central Bank of Iraq, had announced (18/01/2015), that the financial reserves of Iraq and a half times the equivalent of twice the money supply, they returned it was “best rates” in the countries of the world, as he emphasized that Iraqi financial institutions are “unable” to cover the deficit financial, stressed the need to re-examine the structure of the budget and spending and diversify sources of income and achieve investment more broadly to address the decline in oil prices.

The study estimated that the local government banks’ capital reached until October of 2012, the last end, a total of 754 billion dinars, compared with more than four billion dinars for private banks, and investment balances in banks operating in Iraq recorded up to 10/31/2012, a sum nearly six billion dinars (5.947), the share of government banks which amounted to 4.929 billion, compared to 1.018 billion for private banks.

Saleh: version Rafidain Bank Mastercard step allows for retirees receive their salaries inside and outside Iraq

Iraqi currency in a bank
Saleh: version Rafidain Bank Mastercard step allows for retirees receive their salaries inside and outside Iraq
Author: BS, ZJ
Editor: BK, BS
01/02/2015 16:48
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Long-Presse / Baghdad

Counting economic advisor to the prime minister, Haider Abadi, on Sunday, the Declaration of Rafidain Bank for issuing card “MasterCard” to its customers a step forward will contribute to the upgrading work Banking and facilitate payment of pensions inside and outside Iraq process, especially as it is common services in various countries around the world, revealing close the application of the Central Bank for a new system that provides for the possibility of depositors to withdraw their money from any bank in the country, and expands the use of credit cards of all kinds.

He said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), “The Rafidain Bank issuing Master Card important factor in the development of business banking in Iraq, especially that big banks controls nearly one-third of the branches of Iraqi banks,” noting that “the Bank of Iraq to the customers of retirees living inside and outside Iraq will contribute to that card to facilitate the payment of their salaries, as well as their contribution to raising the efficiency of cash payments. “

Saleh revealed, “a new project called the National divider, will be completed soon, and oversees the implementation of the Central Bank of Iraq, will make every point drag and national (anywhere Cash) common for banks all, whether Iraq or the other,” returned that “it is very important to facilitate the work of banks and credit card use, which is known as Visa card. “

The Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister, that those “steps entered service in the world since the beginning of the last century,” noting that “part of the banking system is issuing Visa and MasterCard and dissemination of ATM in commercial areas and government departments, universities, and others.”

The Rafidain Bank, announced on Saturday (31st of January 2015), about to start issuing card “MasterCard” to its customers in its branches inside Iraq and outside, indicating that the card gives the holder the possibility of withdrawing money from his own account in any province or state exists where, for hardly need to carry around cash.

The banking system consists in Iraq from 43 banks, as well as the Central Bank, and distributed according to government ownership between seven and 30 waged, including the Islamic seven, as well as six foreign banks.

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