War: Parliament’s decision to stop all Abbadi appointments during the caretaker government

 

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The legal expert Tariq Harb said on Wednesday that the parliament’s vote to suspend the decisions of former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during the caretaker government included all the appointments and contracts granted by the previous government, while Abadi has no legal right to appeal these decisions

“The parliament has the constitutional and legal right to take a decision to stop the decisions of the caretaker government, but it was the first if a law is enacted and not a decision that the constitution deals with the laws,” said the war, “The decision included all appointments and contracts Which was taken during the period of the caretaker government until the beginning of the formation of the new government.

He added that “the current government is legally entitled to appeal the decision of the House of Representatives, which stopped all decisions of the caretaker government, but the former Prime Minister Haider Abadi is not entitled to do so,” noting that “all appointments and decisions taken by Abadi since July 1 last And until the twenty-fourth of October is currently suspended and no trace of it. “

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday on the wording of a resolution on the decisions of the previous government during the period of business to stop the work of its decisions since the first of July until October 24.

The former Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi has taken a number of decisions during the period of the caretaker government to appoint a number of personalities with special degrees and conclude contracts with foreign companies in the field of electric power and other fields.

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Decisions of the Council of Ministers today {expanded}

Editorial Date: 2018/11/21 23:37 • 4 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Council of Ministers held its regular session, on Wednesday, chaired by Adel Abdul Mahdi, President of the Council.
A statement issued by his office, received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “The Council to discuss many of the issues on the agenda, and issued several important decisions, including the decision of the Council of Ministers to approve the unification of customs tariffs at all border crossings, including the Kurdistan region and facilitate traffic procedures And the removal of controls and obstacles. ” 
“The Council also approved the amendment of the Council of Ministers’ decision on the date of interest payments from loans to contractors in order to support their work, while decided to support local products of agricultural and industrial use in the framework of reducing dependence on imported products.” 
“The council also decided to transfer the ownership of the built-up land to the Basmaya housing project to the Investment Authority for transfer to citizens, enabling them to achieve credit conditions and benefit from bank loans and contribute to the housing crisis.”
He added that “the Prime Minister announced at the press conference that followed the meeting on the launch of a large residential project in various provinces to distribute land owned by the state to citizens and ownership of them free of charge, especially slum dwellers and poor segments of the homeless. 
The statement said that “the project will be implemented through the allocation of large areas near the cities up to hundreds of thousands or millions of square meters depending on the size of the province and need, and the use of the military effort to build infrastructure and allocate the land area of ​​200 square meters for each family provided that the use of housing under the conditions of building Sound and exploiting the land within specified time limits. ” 
He pointed out that “the citizen who owns the free land may sell the land only after a number of years within the specific controls and criteria and conditions encourage the exploitation of housing by eligible citizens.”

Urgent Euphrates publishes the conditions of the Council of Ministers to distribute free housing

 

Editorial Date: 2018/11/21 23:24 • 325 times read
{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Our agency publishes the conditions of the Council of Ministers in granting the piece of residential land free of charge to its beneficiaries.
“The Prime Minister announced at the press conference that followed the meeting of the Council today on the launch of a large residential project in various provinces to distribute state-owned land to the citizens and ownership of them free of charge, especially slum dwellers and poor segments of the population. There is no habitation for him. ” 
The statement said that “the project will be implemented through the allocation of large areas near the cities up to hundreds of thousands or millions of square meters, depending on the size of the province and need and the use of the military effort to build infrastructure and then allocate land area of ​​200 square meters for each family provided that the benefit of housing under the conditions of building Sound and exploiting the land within specified time limits. “
The conditions noted that “the citizen who owns the free land may not sell the land until after a number of years within the specific controls, criteria and conditions that encourage the exploitation of housing by eligible citizens.”

The agenda of Barzani ‘s visit to Baghdad

Date Created: 2018/11/21 22:38

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) revealed a source familiar with the schedule of the visit of the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani to Baghdad.

The source told the agency {Euphrates News}, “The schedule of meetings of Massoud Barzani, who arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday evening, will begin on Thursday, with each of the (Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, Speaker of Parliament Mohammed Halboussi, and the President of the Alliance of Reform and Reconstruction Mr. Ammar al-Hakim , And the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, and the head of a coalition of state law Nuri al-Maliki}. ”

The source pointed out that “Barzani’s visit to Baghdad; will not include the meeting of President Barham Saleh.”

“The top of the agenda of his visit to resolve the outstanding issues, the most important, increase the share of the Kurdistan region of the financial budget for 2018, and the return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk and the disputed areas, and resolve the share of Kurds in military appointments, which does not exceed currently 1%.

“Barzani will also resolve with the leaders in Baghdad the issue of the disputed territories, in addition to discussing the issue of oil exports,” the source said.

The source pointed out that “the visit of President Barham Salih not a letter from Barzani not to recognize him,” explaining that “this is a basic goal for Masoud to say in favor of his successor that he is more important than he is President of the Republic; so Saleh went out of Iraq to attend the Conference of Rome and perhaps The timing was up. ”

The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said at his weekly press conference on Wednesday that he will meet with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani on Thursday, and described the visit positively. A positive visit to Massoud Barzani to the capital

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Governor of the Central Bank warns Parliament: Oil imports are threatened in the next 30 years [expanded]

Editorial Date: 2018/11/21 21:29

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The House of Representatives in its fourteenth session, held under the chairmanship of Mohammed Halbusi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Wednesday and in the presence of 204 deputies discussed the financial and monetary situation and the work of the Central Bank and took a decision to form a fact-finding committee on the building of the bank and auction sale of currency and damaged money, While voted on a decision to suspend the work of the previous Council of Ministers issued since July 2018 until 24 October.

At the start of the session, Mahmoud Abd al-Ridha Talal was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives after the vote to add the paragraph to the agenda.

The President of the Council to the presence of ten winners of the membership of the House of Representatives have not been sworn in so far.

The Council voted on a resolution related to the decisions of the former Council of Ministers during the period of the conduct of business submitted by the Legal Committee.

“The decision of the House of Representatives decided to consider the Prime Minister and his previous government a number of decisions contrary to the provisions of the Constitution in its articles [24,61,80} during the end of the third parliamentary session and the absence of legislative and oversight role of the House of Representatives, the House of Representatives decided to suspend the decisions since The first of July 2018 until 24 October 2018, and the Prime Minister and members of his government to review the decisions issued and take what is required in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and the laws in force.

He pointed out that the House of Representatives has received from the Supreme Judicial Council a list of names nominated for inclusion in the agenda of the Council to vote in the coming sessions.

On the other hand, the President of the House of Representatives to host the head of the border crossings and customs to inquire about the mechanism of work adopted at some outlets, as well as hosting the Board of Directors of the Iraqi Trade Bank in the next session.

On the other hand, the Council ended the discussion of the financial and monetary situation and the work of the Central Bank in the presence of the Governor of the Central Bank and members of the Board of Directors.

The Central Bank Governor stressed on the importance of attending the parliamentary financial committee to the Central Bank on a regular basis to view the functions and details of the work of the bank, noting the existence of several control departments within the Central Bank to submit periodic reports on the management of financial data and audit and internal control, as well as cooperation with International audit offices and preparing final accounts and published on the official website of the bank on an annual basis, in addition to the creation of two risk management and compliance departments contribute to the examination and audit of the activities of the bank and identify points of imbalance in it, noting that the state treasury did not bear Any loss due to the sinking of public funds because of the closure of the financial value of the fees. ”

With regard to the repercussions of damage of seven billion dinars, the Director General of the Department of issuance and cabinets during the period of sinking that the entry of rain water in November 2013 caused the damage of money in the coffers of a bank Rafidain, noting that the duties of the Central Bank to receive the damaged currency and replace it as part of its administrative work, stressing the receipt of the currency affected by drowning after confirmation of authenticity and then destroyed after being restricted to Rafidain Bank, noting that the Office of Financial Supervision in his report on the occurrence of damage to the currency Mentioned Rora replaced by the central bank.

The deputies’ interventions pointed out that the report of the Financial Control Bureau revealed that the sinking of the money was due to holes in the wall of the fortified room as a result of the failure to repair a special cable for communications and to inquire about the amount of money spent from the amount allocated to finance the initiatives, including the agricultural initiative, Which was seized under the pretext of money laundering and terrorism financing, in addition to the demand to stop building the building of the Central Bank for its large financial cost and to be located next to the river and the middle of a residential area in addition to a complaint from the owner of the land.

For his part, President Halabousi approached the Weather Department to ascertain the weather on the day that the money was deposited in Rafidain Bank.

The intervention included knowing the procedures used in the sale of the currency for the existence of suspicions of corruption in it and stressing the importance of tightening its measures to prevent waste of money and the tendency to take advantage of the flexibility of monetary policy to reduce the exchange rate, as well as praise the policy of the Central Bank impact of its transition from the black to gray area and seeking to reach The free zone and the claim to preserve the banking institutions, in addition to the inclusion of the Kurdish language beside the Arabic when printed currency.

In his response to the interventions, the governor pointed to the approach of the Central Bank of the Ministry of Finance after the damage to the currency in Rafidain Bank and the establishment of a committee of the bank identified the imbalance causing the sinking of the currency, indicating that the loans granted to the Housing and Real Estate Fund has achieved their objectives, unlike the bank loans industrial and agricultural were very few And did not achieve the desired goal, calling for attention to the local economy of Iraq and development of the fact that the dependence on oil imports to meet the cash need will be threatened in the next thirty years, explaining that the work of the Central Bank lies in the mediation between the Ministry of Finance and the local market in the conversion The currency of the dollar to the dinar and work on balancing the price of the dollar, indicating the establishment of the bank to a database of information on the fate of money that goes outside Iraq, announcing the imposition of 560 billion dinars fines on banks for violating regulations.

For his part, the President of the Council announced the holding of a joint meeting between the Governor of the Central Bank and the members of the Board of Directors and the Parliamentary Finance Committee at their request to discuss the Bank’s policy, calling for legislation to allow the Central Bank to contribute to support the State institutions in the development of educational and health sectors.

On the building of the new Central Bank, the Director General of the Administrative and Engineering Department at the Central Bank said that the design of the new building was referred to the Office of Architecture Zaha Hadid, which consists of 37 floors and is located on an area of 19 thousand square meters and belongs to the Ministry of Finance, noting the nomination of 18 global companies able to implement The project was referred to an Azerbaijani company that offered less than the estimated cost of $ 837 million. They were ready to provide the parliamentary finance committee with all the other documents, The subject of the new central bank building.

For his part, pointed out the general manager of the window selling currency that the monopoly of the currency and the economy by the government created a problem in the price of the dollar and determine the amount of sale, praising the procedures of the Central Bank since 2016 on the sale of the currency and included auditing and follow-up assets of the money and access to the final beneficiary and matching the official price until On his arrival to the local market, noting to take the Central Bank legal action against Bank of Baghdad after the submission of its management of bank violations.

The MPs demanded that the former governments bear responsibility for the deliberate negligence that led to the waste of public funds and the opening of an investigation board to investigate all the approvals and actions taken on the project of building the central bank, since the estimated cost of constructing the building is very high.

The Chairman of the Council to form a fact-finding committee of the Finance Committee and a number of deputies of the committees of integrity, economy and investment on the building of the Central Bank to verify the cost of the project and research in the technical and design details and timing of the selection of the project and consult with specialists, that the vote on the members of the Committee at the next meeting, In the sale of the currency and the priorities of replacing the damaged currency and its real quantity.

It was decided to adjourn the meeting until next Saturday

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URGENT President leaves for Rome

Release date: 2018/11/21 20:22

BAGHDAD (AFP) – President Barham Salih left Baghdad on Wednesday for an official visit to Italy to participate in the Mediterranean Dialogue.

Saleh will deliver a speech at the conference, in which he will talk about Iraq’s vision of its international relations from the perspective of cooperation based on the principle of common interests, and in a way that enhances the chances of building, progress and freedom.

The “Dialogue of the Mediterranean” is an annual event organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. It aims at arranging meetings and dialogues between decision-makers in the Mediterranean countries and the Middle East region.

During the visit, the President will meet Pope Francis, Italian President Sergio Matarilla and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte as well as a number of Italian officials for talks on bilateral relations and ways to develop them.

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Abdul-Mahdi comment on Massoud Barzani’s visit to Baghdad

Policy 2018/11/21 19:59 341

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Wednesday, on the visit of the president of the Kurdistan region of recessive Massoud Barzani to the capital Baghdad.

“I look forward positively to Massoud Barzani’s visit to the capital,” Abdul-Mahdi said at his weekly press conference held at his government headquarters in the Alawi district of central Baghdad.

Abdul Mahdi said that “a meeting will be gathered Barzani tomorrow.”

The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the head of the renegade Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, is expected to meet several political leaders, headed by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the head of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, as well as the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr.

“The schedule of meetings of Massoud Barzani, who arrived in Baghdad this evening, will begin on Thursday, with each of the Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and Speaker of Parliament Mohammed Halbousi, and the head of a coalition of state law Nuri al-Maliki , And the head of the stream of national wisdom Ammar al-Hakim, in addition to the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr.

The source, who asked not to be named, said that “Barzani’s visit to Baghdad, will not include the meeting of President Barham Saleh.”

Earlier Wednesday, Barzani arrived in the capital, Baghdad, on the first visit since the referendum on the secession of the province on 25 September 2017.

Revealed Nuri Hama, a leader of the Barzani Party, the goal of Massoud Barzani’s visit to Baghdad, where the top of the agenda of his visit to resolve the outstanding issues, the most important increase the share of the Kurdistan region of the financial budget for 2018.

Hama added that among the objectives of Barzani’s visit also, the return of the Peshmerga To Kirkuk and the disputed areas, and to resolve the quota of Kurds in military appointments, which currently does not exceed 1%.

The relations between Baghdad and Erbil after the Kurdistan region to hold a referendum, on September 25, 2017, on the separation from Iraq, where the federal government responded to a military operation extended control of Kirkuk and disputed areas, as well as other actions included suspension of flights in airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah and move To receive the management of border crossings.

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