Parliament ends its session by voting on the judges of the Federal Court of Cassation and discuss two reports (expanded)


Date of release: 2018/12/22 18:50 • 21 times read
The Speaker of the Council, Mohamed Halboussi, on Saturday, in the presence of 248 deputies, voted on five judges of the Federal Court of Cassation, as well as discussing the issues of Najaf airport and the functional grades of education.
At the beginning of the session, the Council voted on the judges of the Federal Court of Cassation, nominated by the Supreme Judicial Council. They are: Numan Karim Ahmed Al Bayati, Kazem Abbas Habib Al Khafaji, Mohammad Qasim Mohammed Al Janabi, Mohammed Abdul Ali Shandan Al Ganami and Hassan Fouad Menem Al Khafaji. 
On the other hand, the Council discussed the issue of forming an investigative committee regarding Najaf airport after being referred by the Presidency of the Council to the Legal Committee.
In the interventions of the ladies and gentlemen, the claims focused on the need to form a joint committee of the parliamentary committees concerned and the most important is the Integrity Committee to investigate the special problems of Najaf airport, including investment, in addition to inquiring about the validity and legality of the transfer of some airports to investment and the need to take the judiciary role in the investigation files related to the airport The Civil Aviation Authority, which is responsible for the administration of the airport and not the provincial council, is to prevent the intersection between the two sides, as well as the demand to add contract staff at the airport to the Ministry of Transport and to be protected by the Ministry of Interior. 
In turn, Mr. Hassan Al-Kaabi, the First Vice-President of the Council, called for hosting the Head of the Civil Aviation Authority and officials of the Najaf Airport by the services, reconstruction, economy, investment and legal committees of the Parliament and presenting a detailed report to the Presidency of the Council after the completion of the discussion.
For his part, called Mr. Turhan Mufti representative of the government to be the work of the parliamentary committee formed in coordination with the government, especially in terms of exceeding powers in the issue of investment. 
In another regard, the Council discussed the report submitted by the Education Committee on the violations that took place in the Directorate of Education Diwaniyah and the rest of the provinces regarding the grades for the year 2018, indicating that the appointment got directly according to favoritism without reference to the differentiation in the submission.
In the interventions of ladies MPs, the views stressed the importance of adopting the professional bases and the demographic proportions of graduates and geographical area and taking into account the justice in the submission of appointments, and investigate violations in the grades of the title (guard and craftsman and service staff) and accounting of the defaulters, in addition to verification of the subject of selling grades In the directorates and provincial councils, and demanding the acceleration of the formation of the Federal Service Council and adopt a method of nomination and the names of those accepted to the public opinion to exercise the oversight role and to prevent violations, in addition to the demand to disclose the real numbers of the dir Declared functional data and remove uncertainty about, in addition to demanding that consideration be given to the issue of educational curricula after receiving many complaints by citizens.
In its response to the interventions, the Committee stressed its support to limit the powers of the Ministry of Education and not to the provinces to make the instructions on appointments unified in all provinces, and the need to fix previous and current grades in the Financial Budget Act of 2019.
The Education Committee submitted proposals on the subject of them, to guide a letter from the Council of Representatives to the Prime Minister as the head of the Supreme Commission for coordination between the provinces of the need to adhere to the Governors of the State Council Resolution 79/2018 regarding the Third Amendment Law to the law of provinces not organized in the region No. (10) 2018, in addition to the formation of an investigative committee of the Education Committee to identify the causes of violations in the province of Diwaniyah and the rest of the provinces and address within five days, and address the government the issue of fixing the lecturers without remuneration through the provision of degrees for their extraordinary efforts, Offset for the year 2019 as lecturers at the Ministry of Education as an employee contract and calculating the length of service for the purposes of the premium, promotion and retirement, and give privacy to the province of Kirkuk through the balance in appointments between sections Kurdish, Arab, Turkmen and Syriac studies in the General Directorate of Kirkuk Education, as well as approaching the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers
In the same matter, the President of the Council sent a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to expedite sending the names of the members of the Federal Service Council to vote on it by the Council, in addition to addressing the Ministries of Education, Health, Finance and Agriculture to host their representatives concerned with the administrative side in order to know the governorates, 48 hours, as well as instructing the Education and Legal Committees to prepare a draft resolution on the proposals made during the meeting. 
Mr. Mohamed Halboussi noted the inclusion of the issue of postponement of provincial council elections on the agenda of the next session. 
It was then decided to adjourn the meeting until Sunday, 23/12/2018.

Iraq’s 2019 budget too little for Sunnis, pricey for Kurds


By Rudaw 7 hours ago
A Sunni MP said that more than 80 percent of Anbar has been destroyed and yet only 139 billion dinars has been allocated to rebuild the province. Photo: Iraqi parliament
A Sunni MP said that more than 80 percent of Anbar has been destroyed and yet only 139 billion dinars has been allocated to rebuild the province. Photo: Iraqi parliament

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Kurdish and Sunni representatives in the Iraqi parliament say they are not willing to vote for a 2019 budget bill currently under review, believing that it does not do their respective areas justice.


The parliamentary finance committee that includes five Kurdish members has done an initial review of the budget bill for 2019.


The Iraqi government has not increased the share of the Kurdistan Region from the federal budget, MPs told Rudaw.


However, Baghdad has agreed to give the Kurdish region 9.873 trillion dinars ($8.2 billion) provided that Erbil hands over 250,000 barrels of oil a day and shows receipts for its expenditures from 2004 to 2018.


But the Kurds have not agreed to these two conditions and are not prepared to vote for the current budget bill.


The Sunnis also believe the current bill is unfair given the extent of destruction in their areas during the war with ISIS.


A Sunni MP said that more than 80 percent of Anbar has been destroyed and yet only 139 billion dinars has been allocated to rebuild the province.


“Members of parliament should not approve the budget bill in its current form because it has completely sidelined newly liberated provinces,” Iraqi MP Entisar al-Jiburi told Rudaw.


“The people of these provinces suffered so much hardship in the past three years,” she added. “In addition, ISIS militants ruined these places during the offensive to liberate them. That is why the budget share currently allocated for these places should be increased.”

Parliamentary consensus not to pass the budget of 2019!


Political situation

Saturday 22 December 2018 4:28 pm

BAGHDAD / A political source revealed on Saturday that there is a consensus on the non-passing of the budget law 2019, because the government did not include the proposals of Adel Abdul-Mahdi and the observations of political forces and MPs.

The source said, “the eye of Iraq News,” that “there is consensus not to pass the budget of 2019, after the amendment of important paragraphs in the law, and the southern provinces and provinces as well as liberated.”

The source, who declined to be named, said that “this consensus includes most of the political forces in all its components and orientations. Each side has observations and requests submitted to the government, but did not take them.”

While the head of the bloc of the national approach to parliamentary Ammar Tohma, earlier in the day Saturday, to provide 31 observations on the budget year 2019. Ended,15700021,15700124,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700248&usg=ALkJrhhITfhKic4IakLI3frPdSPn4CASgQ

A senior US commander calls Ghamni: We will fight terrorism in Iraq



US Central Command chief General Joseph Fotel said Saturday that the US decision to withdraw from Syria was within a timetable and that his country would continue to fight a war in Iraq.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi had received a telephone call from CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Fotel. During the call, the security situation on the Iraqi-Syrian border and the repercussions of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria were discussed. ‘.

“The decision to withdraw comes within a timetable prepared by the US leadership,” he said.

“The US commitment and keenness to stand with Iraq by fighting the remaining elements of the organization is calling on the terrorist,” he said.,15700021,15700124,15700149,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237,15700242,15700247&usg=ALkJrhg_P_BHGGuVVQ8XA7Do0neriP8TkQ

Security of US calls on Iraq on the withdrawal from Syria, the latest with the Ghanami


US calls on Iraq to withdraw from Syria, the latest with al-Ghanmi
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The chief of staff of the army, Major General Othman al-Ghanmi, received a telephone call from Central Command Central Command General Joseph Fotel.

 A Defense Ministry statement said the security situation on the Iraqi-Syrian border and the repercussions of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria were discussed during the meeting. General Fotil explained that the decision to withdraw came within a timetable prepared by the US command.

The statement added that the commander of the US Central Command confirmed during the phone call the commitment and keenness of the United States of America to stand with Iraq by fighting the remaining elements of the organization calling the terrorist.

The Prime Minister of the Armed Forces, General Adel Abdul Mahdi, and President Barham Salih, two phone calls from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed with them the issue of withdrawing his forces from Syria, and assured them that the United States continues to support Iraq in its war against the organization .

Parliamentary delegation intends to go to Kurdistan to stabilize the share of the province budget and the collection of customs


Information / Baghdad ..

The parliamentary Finance Committee revealed on Saturday its intention to visit the Kurdistan region in the coming days in order to establish the share of the region in the budget and know the funds obtained from the sale of oil and customs points, likely to resort to the federal government to law 1/12 during the next two months for the inability to pass the budget.

“A delegation from the Finance Committee will visit Erbil during the next few days to discuss the stabilization of the share of the Kurdistan region and know the funds obtained from the airports and the customs and the sale of oil from the north,” said Haneen al-Qado, a member of the committee.

“The passage of the budget by the end of this year is unlikely because of the need for extensive amendments in the draft law and intensive meetings with the government to see the actual need of the government,” Qaddo said.

He pointed out that “the government will work under the State Administration Law 1/12 during the next two months to spend money and salaries of employees until the adoption of the budget.” Ending / 25 d

Iraq is keen to strengthen cooperation with OPEC to stabilize oil markets


Economy News _ Baghdad

Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir al-Ghadhban said on Saturday that Iraq is keen to strengthen cooperation with OPEC to stabilize oil markets, noting that OPEC will discuss during the meeting the conditions of the global oil market, and follow-up environment and climate change, and studies carried out by the organization.

“The relations between Iraq and the brothers,” he said during a meeting with the ministerial delegation to participate in the 100th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), which will be held in the Kuwaiti capital on Sunday 23 December 2018. Members of the Organization and outside it is witnessing steady growth and development in all economic and political fields, “noting that” Iraq plays a constructive role in achieving cooperation, exchange and economic integration of all brothers, through the promotion and development of joint projects, and that the policy of openness of Iraq Su Accelerating these goals. ”

Al-Ghadhban added that “the OAPEC ministerial meeting is held at a time when the oil market is facing great challenges, which requires all producers more cooperation and effort to develop appropriate solutions and deal with all the developments and changes taking place in world markets and leading to stability and balance. Oil markets and support oil prices to fair and acceptable rates for producers and consumers alike. ”

“The meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) will discuss the topics on the agenda of the meeting, the most important of which are the facts and recommendations of the 11th Arab Energy Conference, the international oil market conditions, As well as the ratification of the minutes of the 100th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Organization, and the distribution of prizes to the winning research.

“Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil will meet on the sidelines of the conference with a number of brotherly ministers to discuss means of developing bilateral relations and enhancing joint Arab cooperation in the oil and energy sector,” spokesman Assem Jihad said.

The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) was established in 1968 in Beirut, Kuwait, and one of the main objectives of the Organization is the cooperation of Member States in various aspects of economic activity in the field of oil extraction and the strengthening of relations among them in this field. Access to markets on fair and reasonable terms.

Kurdistan International» honors the Association of Iraqi private banks

Nusseiri receives honor shield


Economy News – Arbil

The International Islamic Bank of Kurdistan for Investment and Development honored Saturday the Association of Iraqi Private Banks.

The honorary shield was received by the economic adviser at the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Samir al-Nusairi.

Al-Nusairi said in an interview with “Economy News” that “the Islamic Bank of Kurdistan honored the Association of Iraqi private banks in his special ceremony on the occasion of receiving two quality witnesses.”

Al-Nusairi pointed out that “the honoring of the honor came to the efforts of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks and its relentless efforts to support private banks in Iraq and rehabilitate their human resources and assist them in implementing the directives of the Central Bank of Iraq in complying with international standards.

He praised the “developmental steps taken by the Bank of Kurdistan to achieve the plans of the Central Bank and the Association of Private Banks to contribute to activate the initiative to finance small and medium enterprises and thus contribute to community initiatives and development to serve our national economy.”

Customs: All imported goods will be taxed starting next year

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Economy News _ Baghdad

The General Authority of Iraqi Customs decided on Saturday to subject all imported goods by the government departments and the public sector and mixed customs duties and taxes starting next year 2019.
The Authority said in a statement received by “Economy News” a copy of it, “announces the beginning of subjecting all imported goods from Before and after the State, public and mixed sectors for customs duties and taxes as of 1/1/2019, in view of the close of the end of the current financial year.
He added that “the subjection of goods to taxes comes on the basis of the provisions of Article (80-I) of the Customs Law No. 23 of 1984 amending, and that the goods imported by the government departments and the public sector and mixed and popular organizations or for their own fees and taxes.
The Commission noted that “the decision excludes from taxes the goods received for the ministries and departments set out in the Council of Ministers Decision No. 23 of 2018 based on the investment contracts included in the investment budget in the draft law of the federal budget of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2018, after supporting this by an official letter issued by the Ministry Planning “.