Sabri reveals important details regarding the region’s share in the budget

Time: 02/03/2021 22:38:09 Read: 5,096 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s parliamentary bloc, Vian Sabri, revealed important details regarding the Kurdistan region’s share in the federal budget for the fiscal year 2021.

Sabri said, to the program {By the Ruler} broadcast by the Al-Furat satellite channel tonight that “the share of the Kurdistan region in the federal budget is usually in accordance with agreements between the center and the region, and the paragraphs {10 and 11} that were included in the 2021 budget are concerned with this agreement.” 2019 ‘.

And she added, “As for all the paragraphs in Article 11, it comes to restore confidence between the center and the region, and the latter must deliver half of its oil revenue to SOMO,” indicating that “the region exports 430,000 barrels with the certificate of the SOMO company, and more than 250,000 barrels are for local consumption in Kurdistan.” .

Sabri added, “The federal government deducted the amount of damage for not handing over its oil to the region, and in the ISIS war and displacement we were forced to save and borrow from companies,” noting that “the Peshmerga is within the security system in the 2021 budget.”

She indicated that “a joint committee will review the region’s data, and it will take 3 months. The obligations are obligatory for Baghdad and Erbil,” denying “the presence of a representative for the region in Sumo.”

“The region is very serious about implementing the provisions of the budget in accordance with the constitution, and the Financial Management Law obligates Kurdistan and the provinces not affiliated with a region to hand over half of their revenues to the federal government,” Sabri declared.

She also stressed “the need to reach a representative budget and obliges the parties to implement its clauses,” declaring, “The region will hand over 250 thousand barrels of oil to Baghdad, to be matched by the delivery of all dues.”

Sabri added, “The loans must include Baghdad and Erbil at the same time, and that the Kurdistan government is serious about resolving all problems and disputes with the center, and it represents all political parties within the region.”

And she stated that “the budget is not devoid of political affair, despite its inclusion of citizen rights, but it does not mean that it is bad, and all Kurdish representatives agree on what was stated in Articles 10 and 11 of the parliamentary budget and finance, convinced of the proposed solutions.”

Sabri concluded, “The demonstrations in the region as a result of the absence of salaries and the federal government have not delivered only 5 pensions to employees, and they are not complete, and there are one million and 230 thousand who receive salaries in the region, and we hope that the budget will be approved in the spirit of the constitution and with high transparency by both parties.”

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Hours before his return to Erbil .. This is what the Kurdish delegation’s negotiations in Baghdad reached

191 Policy 02/2021/03 21:04

Baghdad today – Baghdad 

Members of the Kurdish government delegation in Baghdad continue to negotiate and hold meetings with various political and governmental parties with the aim of passing an agreement regarding the region’s share in the country’s financial budget for the current year 2021.

The financial and oil disputes between the federal government and the Kurdistan region, in the 2021 budget, are focused on the region’s financial percentage, and the quantities of oil it exports away from the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company “SOMO”, which should be delivered as part of the country’s total exports.

The Kurdish delegation

It is scheduled that the Parliamentary Finance Committee will finish discussing the terms and articles of the draft federal budget law for 2021 this week, and this occurs at a time when the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government delegation, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan government, Qubad Talabani, continues to hold political meetings to ensure the passage of its share in the budget, And also the search for ways to put an end to the whole accumulated disputes between Baghdad and Erbil.

The representative of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Mukhtar Al-Mousawi, confirms that the discussions between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the draft budget law for 2021 have not yet been resolved.

Moussawi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “The discussions between Baghdad and Kurdistan are still continuing without reaching a definitive result, regarding the region’s share in the federal budget for 2021.”

He added, “Many MPs stipulated not to vote on the Kurdistan share except after paying the debts owed to Baghdad, as well as limiting the oil export process to SOMO only.”

And he indicated, “All the accounts have not been settled so far with regard to the ports and customs, therefore negotiations are still continuing, and until they reached a decision, we expect that the region did not comply with that, as happened in previous years.”

Kurdistan government spokesman: Parties in Baghdad create obstacles and problems

The spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government, Jotiar Adel, confirms that there is a desire to reach an agreement with Baghdad, but he adds that “political parties are trying to achieve gains in the Iraqi street by continuing to create obstacles and problems in the way we reached an agreement on the text of the Kurdistan region’s dues in the draft budget law.” For the year 2021.

Adel said, in a press statement, that “the delegation of the Kurdistan region is currently in Baghdad and talks are underway on the 2021 budget bill with the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, which is overseeing completion, and at the same time, and coinciding with those talks, there are meetings with a number of leaders.” Iraqi political, Shiite and Sunni, with the aim of passing the text approved by the Kurdistan Regional Government, and confirming it in the draft budget law upon voting on it in the next few days.

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At a time the Kurdish delegation is still in Baghdad headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan government, Qubad Talabani, to reach understandings with the federal government regarding the agreement between the two parties and the confirmation of the region’s share in the budget. In the interest of Kurdistan, which is negotiating its share.

The head of the Kurdistan Islamic Group, Salim Hamza, confirmed today, Wednesday, that the vote on the 2021 budget bill needs more time.

Hamza said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “dialogues and discussions are still continuing between all political forces regarding the draft budget law for the year 2021, especially since negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil have not ended and solutions have not yet been reached.”

And he stated, “Passing the 2021 budget bill tomorrow, Thursday, is unlikely. This matter needs more time, and it may be the middle of next week, or perhaps more than that. This depends on the results of the political forces’ dialogues, especially the dialogues between Baghdad and Erbil.” .

The political blocs have been in continuous talks for weeks to pass the 2021 budget and amend it, while the Finance Committee, which is the committee concerned with studying the draft law and amending it, announced the completion of most of the paragraphs and reducing the amount of the budget and the value of the deficit.

Parliamentary blocs still oppose the budgetary provisions for the Kurdistan region, coinciding with the region’s commitment not to deliver what Baghdad demands of its revenues, whether from oil or outlets, at a time when MPs in southern and central governorates consider that the funds allocated to Kurdistan are not allocated to the rest of the provinces.

The Sadrist Stream

Earlier in the day, the head of the political body of the Sadrist movement, Nassar al-Rubaie, assured the delegation of the Kurdistan region, the need to find strategic solutions to all outstanding problems.

She stated to the commission, in a statement, that its president “received today in Baghdad the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation headed by the deputy prime minister of the region, Qubad Talabani, and stressed a number of important points, and indicated that the collection of wealth and its fair distribution is unified for the Iraqis.

According to the statement, Al-Rubaie stated that “the Sadrist movement is continuing with its firm and steadfast position to collect wealth and distribute it justly to all Iraqis.”

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government arrived, last Sunday, to the capital, Baghdad, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, in order to reach a final agreement that guarantees fixing the region’s share in the budget.

The latest developments

The economic expert, Nabil Al-Marsoumi, says that “the center and the region must work together in another way to solve the pending oil problems between them, and the method of distributing oil revenues between them.”

Al-Marsoumi added, in a press statement, that “the region needs $ 9 billion annually to pay the salaries of the region’s employees, and therefore it seems that the best way to solve it is for Baghdad to take over the management of the contracts signed by the Kurdistan region, which amount to 57 contracts, provided that Baghdad bears the financial obligations involved.” It must, in return for obtaining all the oil produced in the Kurdistan region, which exceeds half a million barrels per day, while also receiving other revenues and half of the revenues of the border ports, provided that Kurdistan receives its full financial share in the general budget according to the population percentage.

Today, Wednesday, an informed source revealed the latest developments in the negotiations between the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, regarding the region’s share in the budget.

The source said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government is scheduled to return to Erbil in the coming hours,” indicating that “the delegation has not reached with Baghdad so far to results and an agreement on fixing the region’s share in the budget.”

He added, “The end of this round of negotiations will keep the door open until early next week for further negotiations.”

Deputy favors passing the budget with the approval of the region in the last moments

13:07 – 02/03/2021


The information / Baghdad ..

Member of Parliament, Siham Shenoun, confirmed, on Wednesday, that the pressure exerted by the region on the Finance Committee is great, including the threat of the region’s representatives to boycott the voting session, but it will not affect the fairness of distribution. The budget is likely to be passed with the approval of the region at the last moments.

Shannon said in a statement to / the information /, that “the region’s demands have been used to it every year when preparing annual budgets in an attempt to gain as much as possible from obtaining funds. However, the Financial Committee works according to the legal measurements and contexts without paying attention to the pressures exerted by the regional governments. When preparing annual budgets.

She added that “waving the region’s representatives after attending the session to vote on the budget is part of the pressures that are exercised at every budget, and thus it is retracted when they feel that all the doors are set in front of them,” suggesting that “the budget will pass with the approval of the region at the last moments.”

The deputy of the State of Law coalition, Mansour Al-Baiji, demanded, today, to present the budget on the agenda of the nearest session in order to be passed by the political majority in the event that the Kurdistan Regional Government continues to procrastinate. End / AD 25

The Iraqi Parliament closes its doors tonight, and disputes trigger two paragraphs in the budget


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2021-02-03 11:42

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Shafaq News / On Wednesday, the head of a parliamentary bloc ruled out holding a session of the Iraqi parliament at the present time due to disagreements over two paragraphs in the general budget law, indicating that the first legislative term ends after midnight.

The head of the Bayariq al-Khair bloc, Muhammad al-Khalidi, told Shafaq News, “The first legislative term ends at midnight this evening, after the parliament presidency extended the legislative term at the beginning of last month.”

Al-Khalidi, who was the parliament’s rapporteur in the previous session, added that “the presidency of parliament is not empowered to extend the legislative term for another month, but rather that parliament members hold a session and vote on extending the legislative favor for another month.

Al-Khalidi pointed out that “holding a session at the present time is very unlikely due to disagreements over some articles of the budget law, most notably the oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil and the tax deduction for state employees’ salaries,” pointing out that “holding the next session is linked to the Finance Committee’s end of discussing the budget law and the law’s readiness to vote.” “.

Earlier, the deputy from the Parliamentary Wisdom bloc, Ali Al-Badiri, suggested that the House of Representatives hold a session Tuesday evening, to vote on the General Budget Law.

Representatives confirm that the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil regarding the budget are still present until now, with continuous efforts to reach a settlement.

The Sadrist movement announces to the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation its position on the budget issue

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The Sadrist Stream

2021-02-03 11:26

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Shafaq News / The Sadrist movement announced, on Wednesday, its support for protecting the rights of all parties in the Iraqi general budget on the basis of justice, stressing the development of long-term strategic solutions between Erbil and Baghdad.

The Shiites raise the ceiling of demands .. An imminent collapse of the Baghdad-Erbil talks

A statement by the Kurdistan Regional Government reported to Shafaq News stated that a high-ranking delegation headed by the deputy head of the regional government, Qubad Talabani, held a meeting today, Wednesday, with the political body of the Sadrist movement headed by Nassar al-Rubaie, in Baghdad, and the two sides discussed the latest developments in the discussions on the draft Iraqi budget law for 2021. 

The statement indicated that the meeting emphasized solving problems related to the 2021 budget and overcoming them through dialogue and returning to the law and the constitution.

He added that the Kurdistan Regional Government delegation reiterated its commitment to the legal and constitutional solution, and presented its views on the issues in the budget.  

He also indicated that the head of the Sadrist movement’s political body, Nassar al-Rubaie, stressed the development of long-term strategic solutions to the problems between the regional and federal governments, adding that he mentioned that the Sadrists support the protection of all parties on the basis of justice.

Brent jumps to $ 58 a barrel … Basra crude is rising to its highest level in a year

2021/02/03 15:03

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Oil prices increased, Wednesday, February 3, 2021, supported by an unexpected decrease in crude and gasoline inventories in the United States, which fueled hopes for a recovery in demand at a time when OPEC + expects the market to record a deficit in 2021.   

Sentiment in the market was also supported by news that Democrats in the US Congress had taken the first steps towards presenting a $ 1.9 trillion aid plan to mitigate the fallout from Corona proposed by President Joe Biden without support from Republicans.  

US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 39 cents, or 0.71%, to $ 55.15 a barrel, gaining for the third consecutive session.

Brent crude futures rose to an 11-month high of $ 58.10 a barrel, to make gains for a fourth day after reaching 58.05 on Tuesday, the highest since January of last year.  

The price of a barrel of oil from Basra Light crude continued to rise, reaching $ 58.5 for the first time in a year.  

The American Petroleum Institute announced that US crude inventories fell by 4.3 million barrels in the week ending January 29, compared with analysts’ expectations in a Reuters poll for a 446,000-barrel increase.  

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Tariq Harb: The constitution prevented parliament from making changes to the budget bill



Baghdad / Al-Mawred News

The legal expert, Tariq Harb, confirmed today, Wednesday, that the constitution prevented the House of Representatives from making changes to the budget bill in the manner that the Finance Committee is currently doing, with the exception of only two cases.

Harb said in a clarification, that “if the parliament’s authority in all draft laws is absolute, unrestricted in terms of amendment, change, addition, deletion, submission and delay. Rather, the parliament’s authority reaches the point of not legislating the law and its cornerstone, but this does not apply to the annual budget bill.”

He added, “Parliament must definitely legislate  it, and it has no absolute power to change, amend, add, delete, present and delay, as the constitution has restricted the authority of parliament in the draft budget law.”

Harb continued, “As the constitution grants parliament, according to Article 62, two powers only, namely, to carry out transfers between the sections and chapters of the budget first, and to reduce the total amount of the budget. Secondly only, and the reason for this constitutional restriction of the parliament’s authority in  relation to the budget law is that the budget is the government’s plan that you ask about in front of parliament in the future, and every government has an opinion.” It is envisaged in its budget plan, and Parliament has no influence on this plan or changing it, as is happening these days by the Finance Committee. ”

He indicated that “the constitution in all countries of the world grants the government this absolute power that Parliament does not interfere with and what is happening these days in the House of Representatives and the Finance Committee in particular, and the statements issued by members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee of amending the budget, changing it, deleting some of it and adding new to it, even some He said that  what was received from the government of the draft budget has been canceled .

He explained  that “the committee has written a new budget in place of the government project, as some members of the Parliamentary Committee have announced in the media, as it is a violation of Article 62 of the Constitution, and we do not say that the electoral propaganda or the preference of some over others or the political positions behind this.”

International Islamic” intends to launch a service for transferring funds between bank accounts

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Economy News – Baghdad

The International Islamic Bank announced, on Wednesday, the imminent launch of a service for transferring funds from one bank account to another using a mobile phone.

The bank said in a post on Facebook, followed by “Al-Eqtisad News”, “Stay tuned for the launch of the service of transferring funds from one bank account to another bank account over the phone.”

He added that “the service is expected by merchants because of its great effect in facilitating their commercial dealings related to financial settlement.”

Parliament is considering settling accounts between Baghdad and Erbil

Political | 01:52 – 02/03/2021

Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Parliamentary Finance Committee hosted the two heads of the Federal Financial Supervision Divisions, Rafil Yassin, and the Kurdistan Region, Khaled Hadi, to coordinate between the two institutions in the public interest of the Iraqi people.

The representative of the committee, Jamal Cougar, said, “The Parliamentary Finance Committee hosted during its meeting today, the heads of the two Federal Financial Supervision Divisions, Rafil Yassin, and the Kurdistan Region, Khaled Hadi, to coordinate between the two institutions in the public interest of the Iraqi people.”

And, that “the Finance Committee stressed during the meeting the need to strengthen coordination and cooperation between the two institutions and bring views closer to ensure the rights of all components of the Iraqi people.”

Cougar added, “The Finance Committee posed many questions that focused on financial matters to the President of the Office of Financial Supervision in the Kurdistan region, who in turn answered the questions of the members of the committee.”

The committee member continued, “The meeting also discussed the first paragraph of Article 10 of the draft federal budget law for the year 2021, which provides for the settlement of accounts between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the federal government, in addition to some outstanding financial files.” Ended 29 / A 43

Legal: Parliament members have no right to change the provisions for Kurdistan’s budget share

Political | 02:50 – 03/02/2021

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, legal expert, Tariq Harb, confirmed, on Wednesday, that the constitution prevents the House of Representatives from making changes to the draft budget law, stressing that the members of the Council do not have the right to change the paragraphs of the Kurdistan region’s share of the budget.

Tariq Harb said, in a statement to Kurdish media, that “the draft budget law is a state action plan, and the government is responsible for it and the parliament cannot change it because it does not bear responsibility for its failure. The House of Representatives on the budget bill is limited and not absolute, as is the case in all the draft laws.

He explained that “the Constitution, according to Article 62, granted the House of Representatives two powers with regard to the draft budget, namely conducting transfers between budget chapters and chapters, and reducing the total amount of the budget.”

With regard to the share of the Kurdistan region and whether it delivers a specific amount of oil or the entire oil file, Tariq Harb stressed that “the House of Representatives is bound by what is stated in the draft law, and the representatives do not have the right to make a change in that, and if they want to make a change in relation to the share of Kurdistan they must return the project Government. ”Ended 29 / A43