commander Peshmerga announced near the reopening of the Kirkuk-Erbil road

Twilight News

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The leader of the Peshmerga forces said on Saturday that he expected the reopening of the Kirkuk-Erbil road this week after completion of work and repair of the sites to protect it to prevent any obstruction of the passage of citizens.

“The Peshmerga is currently preparing preparations for the organization of its positions within the borders of that region,” the official said.

Karkuki said he expected the work to be completed this week and the Peshmerga would open the way. He said the Peshmerga would organize their positions and that the places where Peshmerga positions would be located would protect the area as well as guarantee the free passage of citizens.

Karkuki stressed that as a democratic party and Peshmerga, especially President Massoud Barzani, they are thinking about serving the citizens and will also continue to provide facilities, protection and happiness, while at the same time in constant readiness to prevent any undesirable incidents at all levels and to go to Arbil, the capital of the region. Last Thursday under the supervision of Barzani decides to open the way.

After the events of 16 October last year there was a confrontation between the Peshmerga and the militias of the popular crowd near the hand of the bridge “Barada” was followed by the closure of the road between Arbil and Kirkuk.

Parlimentary finance reveals new economic disappointment in Iraq!

Release date: 2018/2/24 23:05

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Member of the Finance Committee MP Masoud Haidar revealed the decline of Iraq’s economic level to the level of African countries.

“The economic boom in Iraq is so bad that the Iraqi financial institution, which is considered a long-standing institution, has lowered its rating at the level of international institutions from C to D,” Haidar told Al-Furath television.

“We hoped after cooperation with the IMF and the International Bank to be on the level of Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia economically; but we have fallen to the level of African countries in the economic situation.”

Kurdish deputy reveals secret agreements on the budget and attacks “free lawyers” to Abadi

Twilight News

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The head of the Kurdistan Islamic Union bloc in the Iraqi Council of Representatives Muthana Amin, on Saturday, the secret agreements concluded to increase the share of the province of the Iraqi budget public, criticizing what he called “free lawyers for slaves,” calling them to fill the screens “to explain and explain his words and statements “He said.

“The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said yesterday that a secret agreement is concluded in order to increase the share of the province of the budget, even if the authority to increase that share is not in the hands of the House of Representatives without his consent,” he said, “hideous” how Do you understand this? ”

“We have been plagued by free lawyers for slaves, and today it is very important that they fill the screens to explain and interpret his statements so that we can understand them, too.”

It is scheduled to pass the budget next Wednesday by a majority of the Shiite and Sunni blocs, without the participation of Kurds, and did not show the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi any initiative so far to increase the share of the region.


Presidency of the Parliament reveal to the news of the solutions of the budget and its position of Kurdistan

Twilight News

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“The media office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, on Saturday, the lack of action by the Iraqi parliament any amendments to the budget of 2018 because of the caveats of the appeal of those amendments by the government.

“The House of Representatives can find logical solutions, but he knows very well that the government will later challenge the budget in the Federal Court, and thus return the budget to Parliament.”

“We are used to a dialectic that the government tries to throw the ball in the court of the House of Representatives, and when it makes amendments to a law, is to appeal, so the Parliament was keen this time, the budget is approved only after agreement with the government.

He Husseini said that “this issue is expected to be on the agenda of the meeting of the three presidencies, especially with regard to the share of the Kurdistan region of the budget and the proportion of areas affected by the Dahesh.”

‏Parliamentary Committee: the government rejected the proposals of the blocks on the budget

Journal February 24, 2018

Baghdad – Journal News

The parliamentary finance committee confirmed that the government’s agreement with the leaders of the blocs and representatives of the provinces will contribute to achieving convergence of the possibility of passing the budget, otherwise it will not approve the budget for the current year 2018.

The Vice-Chairman of the Commission, Faleh al-Sari, said that the Finance Committee consolidated the observations of the blocks and was sent to the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, which rejected all proposals on the grounds that it can not be based on legislation or authorization earlier.

“The IMF and the World Bank have informed the government that there are problems arising from operating expenses related to salaries of employees, retirees, incentives and profits, and they are exaggerated and exaggerated figures,” he said.

He added that “the passage of any fiscal year without the adoption of the budget, means not to adopt a final account for that year, and therefore will be disbursement in accordance with the procedures of the law of financial management and public debt by 1/12, and there are no powers of ministers and governors, nor spending units to act according to an annual budget” .

The House of Representatives decided to contact the President of the Republic in order to agree on a meeting of the three presidencies on the law of the general budget, that the meeting after the end of the work of the Finance Committee parliamentary and presented all views and observations by the parliamentary blocs

Abadi office denies increasing the share of the Kurdistan region of the budget

– 2/24/2018 6:53:00 AM

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The Information Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister denied on Saturday, any change to the figures of the budget, or add funds to the share of the Kurdistan region recently.

Saad al-Hadithi spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office of Information, told the agency, “Sputnik”, “The general budget of the country for 2018 sent about two weeks ago to parliament, which is currently the only one that can make amendments to add or delete paragraphs.”

Al-Hadithi pointed out that “the government did not amend any of the budget paragraphs or add funds recently.”

Local media had published reports that the Iraqi prime minister agreed to add one trillion dinars to the share of the Kurdistan region in the public budget.



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Source: Parliament sets a new date for the resumption of its meetings


Political situation

Saturday 24 February 2018 04:50 pm

BAGHDAD / The Presidency of the Council of Representatives set a new date for the resumption of the Council’s sessions scheduled for Tuesday (February 27th).

A parliamentary source told “Iraq Eye News”, that “was scheduled to resume the meetings of the House of Representatives this week, on Tuesday, February 27, but the Presidency postponed to next Wednesday.”

The speaker of the parliament, on Sunday (February 18th), held the “deliberative” meeting with the Minister of Water Resources Hassan al-Janabi, to discuss the water crisis, to Tuesday (February 27th). Finished


Baghdad agrees to increase the share of the province of the budget

Journal News

The decision of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Ahmed Haji Rashid, that Baghdad agreed to increase the share of the Kurdistan region of the budget for the current year to 14%.

Haji Rashid said in a press statement that “the Iraqi government accepted to increase the proportion allocated to the Kurdistan region from 67.12% to 14% of the Iraqi budget, but we do not yet know what the position of the Kurdistan Regional Government of the matter.”

He stressed Haji Rashid, “continue efforts to stabilize 17% of the Iraqi budget for the year 2018 for the region,” they returned that “is not easy work, especially in the event of acceptance of the demands of the Sunnis in the public budget.”

He explained that “the meetings of the three Iraqi presidencies to discuss the draft law of the Iraqi budget for the year 2018, has failed, and that Prime Minister Iraq failed.