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  1. Parliamentaryeconomy, confirm that the desire to pass infrastructure projects within thefederal budget 22/02/2012 08:31 Baghdad, February 22 (Rn) - A committee of economy andinvestment representative, Wednesday, about not wanting the most of thepolitical parties to pass a paragraph within the budget for 2012 sets theallocation of $ 18 trillion dinars for infrastructure projects to pay oncredit, indicating that Iraq has a multitude of Mali can use it to financethese the projects. The former House refused to pass a bill of infrastructuremade by the government of 70 billion dollars for political motives. It conducts economic and financial discussions in the Houseof Representatives on resolving the paragraph concerning the implementation ofinfrastructure projects are still under study. It is hoped that the exposure of the federal budget nextMonday to vote in the House of Representatives, but some of the parties so asto exclude the presence of many of the points of contention. Committee Chairman Ahmed al-Alwani told the Kurdish newsagency (Rn), "There is a reluctance to pass the paragraph in the federalbudget, which includes the allocation of $ 18 trillion dinars for theimplementation of infrastructure projects to pay on credit," noting that"the lack of desire comes from the belief that these projects Stkplsubsequent governments significant financial debt. " Alwani said that "Iraq has accumulated abundantfinancial year and can be used to implement projects and payment method but noton credit," adding that "his committee did not encourage suchprojects." The amount allocated for infrastructure projects to pass anew gateway projects, payment on credit, the Government intends to implement abill through the infrastructure which was ratified earlier, a value of $ 37.5billion and referred to the House of Representatives, but suffers from problemsin the approval. Under the draft law on the implementation of newinfrastructure, particularly foreign companies, including Korean infrastructureprojects, such as schools, hospitals, water projects, method of payment oncredit. Iraq has suffered from dilapidated infrastructure sectors inthe overall result of long years of siege and war during the last two decadesof the last century. Despite the passage of eight years to overthrow the formerIraqi regime, the Iraqi government could not provide basic public services forcitizens, which often protesting the lack of it. The Iraqi government says that the financial allocationswithin the annual budgets of the country is able alone to promoteinfrastructure projects that require large sums of money.
  2. Iraq: the outstandingissues with Kuwait need for high-level meetings to resolve 22/02/2012 13:14 Karbala, February 22 (Rn) - A spokesman for the Iraqigovernment said on Wednesday that the outstanding issues between Iraq andKuwait need for high-level meetings to resolve it, pointing out that the Iraqigovernment has a certain vision in supporting the private sector. Ali al-Dabbagh told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) announcedtoday while attending the special conference rooms Iraqi Trade, held in thecity of Karbala that "there are pending issues Bin Iraq and Kuwait need tobe intensive meetings and on the levels of diplomatic high between the twocountries to solve all at once." Dabbagh said that "relations between the two countriesas possible to evolve in the future with not only Kuwait but also with othercountries." "We attach great importance too in our relationship withKuwait and we hope that there will be an approach for all the outstanding issuesto be resolved and the payment of relations to develop between us again." He noted that "Iraq is very interested in developingrelations with the countries of the region and Jawa, R., particularly as we areembarking on an important conference which is holding the Arab summit inBaghdad during the month of March next." Noting that "the Arab summitwill be very important when going through the area of ​​events, in addition tothat there are many items that call for Iraq to be in the heart of the eventand good relations with its neighbors." In another context, Skinner pointed out that "the Iraqigovernment has a special program to support the private industrial sectorthrough the Chambers of Commerce," adding that "this support would bethrough new legislation that will support the private sector and overcome theobstacles in front of this sector." However, "as the government pay special attention tothe Chambers of Commerce for its role in the organization of business in Iraqand this conference is very important the fact that most Iraqi traders arelinked to Chambers of Commerce and are in direct contact with these rooms willbenefit the government of recommendations that will emerge from the conference,especially the businessmen consider they the main base for the development inIraq, "he says. He said al-Dabbagh said "the Iraqi government can notdevelop all sectors, and therefore depend heavily on the private sector on thegrounds that the New Testament of Iraq depends on political thought andeconomic private sector and not the state, being an organization of affairsonly, and chambers of commerce is one of the arms that reflect the role of theprivate sector to the government. "
  3. Parliament voted on Thursday to balance the 2012 and six other laws 22/02/2012 PM - 5:25 p.m. | Hits: 97 A parliamentary source said that the Council of Representatives will vote during its 25-second legislative year to be held on Thursday, the federal budget for fiscal year 2012 and six other laws. The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The session will also vote on the decision of the enactment of the National Authority for People with Special Needs as an independent body." The source, who asked not to be named, that "the agenda for the meeting includes a vote on the balance in the state institutions, and the draft law on ratification of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on trade and economic cooperation, scientific and technical and cultural cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan". The source added that "the meeting will vote on the bills accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Arab Charter of Human Rights issued by the League of Arab States in 2004, and the fight against trafficking in human beings, and the endowment offices (Shiite and Sunni, and Christians, Yazidis and Sabean Mandaeans." The Iraqi Council of Representatives held on Wednesday (February 22, 2012), its the 24 of the second legislative term of the year the second legislative chaired by Najafi and the presence of 221 ​​deputies, with parliamentary source that the meeting has read the report of the Finance Committee on the Law of the budget year 2012, the first reading of a bill amendment Third Law of the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control, and the second reading of the laws setting aside of the dissolved Revolutionary Command Council No. 196 of 1999, amending the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969, a bill exempting farmers and peasants borrowers of the benefits of previous loans incurred discharged, and the registration and approval of pesticides and the draft law regulating the circulation of materials agricultural, and the network of social protection, seeds and seeds. And threatened the coalition of the center, on Wednesday (February 22, 2012), not to vote on the budget if the current did not include the appointment of contract assignment or Two Springs in Nineveh and the promise of good in Diyala, while stressed that the draft budget law is written in the same Central student to establish a fund into which funds provincial returning them to be allocated for the development of the regions. It also threatened to block free of the Sadrist movement, on Tuesday (February 21 now), also not to vote on the budget, but after the distribution of oil imports on the citizens and the allocation of additional funds for the citizens of surplus budgets of the former since 2004 to the year 2011, and increase the salaries of retirees, called upon the to allocate part of that budget to underprivileged strata. The required mass of the citizens of the Islamic Supreme Council, on Tuesday, the repeal of article 25 of the Code the current year budget 2012, and increased prices of agricultural crops for a vote.
  4. Wednesday February 22, 2012 Liberal bloc: I will not vote on the budget until after the allocation of oil revenues are distributed to the people BAGHDAD / babysit - MP for the Liberal bloc Ali Mohsen al-Tamimi said his bloc has taken a final position that they will not vote on the budget in 2012 only after allocating a percentage of oil revenues are distributed directly to the Iraqi people under the guidance of His Eminence Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr. Timimi said in a statement issued by his office had received news agency public opinion (and babysit) a copy of it on Wednesday: that the Liberal bloc gathered signatures of more than 123 deputies to install the item in the budget allocated and the jurisprudence of the proportion of oil revenues are distributed to the people especially the segment of the poor, adding in the time the same position that this is a firm stand for the Liberal bloc.
  5. Interior plans to take over security from the Ministry of Defence Topic has been read 15 timesAuthor: Future of Iraq 02/22/2012 0:00 Baghdad / Iraq's future Declared a member of the Commission on Security and Defence in Parliament MP from the Kurdistan Alliance Chuan Mohamed Taha intention of the Ministry of the Interior received the security file. Said in a press statement yesterday that "the receipt of the Ministry of Interior security file is positive, if received by the Ministry of Defence file Border Protection, as Iraq is threatened externally and internally , "noting that recognizes the file of Homeland Security does not require a vote in parliament, but an agreement between the security institutions. He added: "The institutions of internal security forces, it will be possible upon receipt of the internal file of Homeland Security, working in a positive, although some systems need to reorganize the security." He stressed the need to rehabilitate the system's intelligence, as one of the most reliable systems of internal security.
  6. MP: 2012 budget law draft 90% completed Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:32 | | | Baghdad (AIN) -MP Haitham al-Jubouri, member of the parliamentary financial committee, expected that the parliament will approve the 2012 budget law draft tomorrow (Thursday). MP Jubouri, said to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) Wednesday that “We expect that parliament will approve the 2012 budget law draft without obstacles.” He added that “The committee has completed approximately 90% of the budget bill after obtaining consensus on most of the paragraphs within the committee members, which is comprised of various blocs." He also added "The commission will demand that parliament to ask the government to implement all various paragraphs stated in the financial budget." Parliament finished the second reading of the budget law draft during its meeting last Monday and the Speaker Nijaifi stated that next Thursday's session will be devoted to vote on the 2012 budget law draft. /End/ The Finance Committee of the Parliament at its meeting last week confirmed its demanding changes to the budget bill and make transfers to other aspects, with a focus on some of the aspects that has not been resolved until now, especially with regard to increase the salaries of retirees and expansion in degrees career for a number of ministries as well as interest in network social protection in addition to a number of important issues. The government had approved in early last December's 2011 budget for 2012 of a total amount of [100] billion dollars, which is the largest budget in the history of Iraq and handed over to parliament for approval, but the council because of differences among the political blocs has not ratified it so far, which led to the suspension of exchange in many projects and provinces complained of the delay. http://www.alliraqne...itical&Itemid=2
  7. Parliament session over budget starts Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:13 | Baghdad (AIN) –The Parliament session of Wednesday has started to review the report of the Financial Committee over the 2012 budget law draft. Parliamentary source reported to AIN Wednesday “The parliament session is chaired by Speaker Osama al-Nijaifi and was attended by 221 MPs.” The source added “The agenda of the Wednesday session will include continuing discussions over the budget as the first and second reading of several other law drafts.” /End/
  8. Finance Minister: We expect tomorrow after adoption of the budget address their problems and disability suffered by the On: Wednesday 02/22/2012 13:15 Baghdad (news) .. contract, Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi a joint press conference with the Minister of Planning Ali Shukri today. Issawi said during a press conference which was attended by reporter Agency (news) on Wednesday: The meetings continued yesterday with the parliamentary committees to solve the problem of the budget, pointing to the existence of a deficit of (15) trillion dinars in the budget. He added, we can plug (10) trillion of Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund for Iraq and (1) trillion of central bank and left (4) trillion, indicating that the remainder of the deficit is not large and does not affect the budget. He explained: that the social benefits for the three presidencies can be converted and utilized to provide the ration card items and to compensate victims of terrorism and solve the problems of property claims. He pointed out: that the final accounts for the five years ago, free of corruption and grouped in two directions through the first advances are estimated in the Office of Financial Supervision and the door of the second through the laws prescribed by the House of Representatives and spent, such as increasing the salaries of the security services. He expected the al-Issawi: Adoption of the budget tomorrow. For his part, Minister of Planning Ali Shukri: the budget and reached the (117) trillion dinars, which is very large, indicating that the deficit, which he obtained was the result of converting amounts of such projects is to other projects and not for the budget, causing the existence of the problem of the deficit. / Finished / 4. d. Q /
  9. Member of the Committee on Energy: Kuwait over the rights of Iraq's oil using horizontal drilling On: Wednesday 02/22/2012 11:09 Baghdad (news) .. Warned a member of the Committee on Energy and MP for the oil / mass change / Bayazid Hassan Kuwait over the rights of Iraq's oil through the use of horizontal drilling on its oil fields near the Iraqi border. Hassan said (to the Agency news) on Wednesday: The use of the Kuwait modern technology known drilling horizontal to extract oil from fields near the Iraqi territory Saatheraly oil reserves in the fields of Basra and the offense must be viewed through diplomatic channels and dialogue between the two sides to resolve it. He added that the Iraqi Oil Ministry was not aware that there is a case of stealing oil from the Kuwaiti side, calling on the Ministry of Oil to the need to verify the authenticity of the news by the Kuwaiti side and knowledge of its consequences, and causes of being a threat to the Iraqi economy, the danger and the formation of a committee to follow up the matter. In the same context, a source from the Federal Ministry of Oil in a statement (the news) for the theft of Iraqi oil by the two neighbors, Iran and Kuwait Bastkhaddamanma drilling technology horizontal to the fields near the Iraqi territory, which led to the withdrawal of Iraqi oil fields. / Finished / 8. D. Q /
  10. Araji: distributing former budgets surplus on the people, our requirement to vote on the budget 21/02/2012 14:51:00 Baghdad (NINA) – Head of the Ahrar bloc, Bahaa Al Araji, said his bloc requires distributing the surplus of the former budgets, 126 trillion dinars, on the people to vote for the budget. He said during a press conference in the Parliament today “there is a surplus of the budgets since 2003 till now and they need to be distributed on the Iraqi people, cash and in hand, for each citizen. He added that his bloc will not vote on the budget unless the competent authorities distributed the surplus of the former budgets. The Parliament is due to vote on the budget next Thursday on the 2012 budget. /End/
  11. Nuseif asks Kuwait to regard Maliki’s visit as the “last” chance to solve problems 20/02/2012 14:35:00 Baghdad (NINA) – MP Aliya Nuseif asked Kuwait to regard the Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki’s visit as the “last” to solve pending problems altogether. She said in a press statement “the Kuwaiti side needs to consider Maliki’s visit as a positive message and last chance to filter all pending files altogether basing on mutual interests and the Arab, good neighborly and Islamic bonds. She added “the negotiations should start from getting Iraq out of Chapter VII through the Port Mubarak issue and ending with the borders problems and other files.” As for the Port Mubarak issue, Nuseif said “in case it was not settled during Maliki’s visit, then, the last choice left for Iraq is to resort to international courts.” /End/
  12. Central Bank: 10 dinars per dollar commission sale On: Tuesday 21/02/2012 20:12 Baghdad - Mostafa Hashemi, the Iraqi Central Bank has issued instructions to all banks and money transfer companies and banking to determine the dollar and selling commission identified ten dinars to the dollar. The deputy governor of the Central Bank of the appearance of Mohammed Saleh (citizen) that «the Central Bank issued instructions will arrive for all banks to compel banks and remittance companies financial and banking companies not to charge commission for more than ten dinars per dollar above the price of the window», warning «any bank or company manipulator this matter as a deterrent measures will be taken right to be the simplest removal from the auction rates for long is not defined ». Salih stressed that «the new instructions designed to make the citizen has a price, the final of the auction and return banks to the rules of banking right, and continue in its role of mediator between the central bank and the buyer in a transparent manner does not turn into a buyer final controls the rate of interest», pointing out that «the interest of the auction price currently limited to brokers who create either a parallel market ». Saleh explained that «the banks the monopoly because it is only able to login to the window to sell the currency at the Central Bank, and instead of that the bank is an intermediary between the Central Bank and the buyers of the dollar now buys from the central bank and sell at a price that he wants the bank which created a state monopoly bad and the price of monopoly they have His creation so that they instead take the tenth dinars per dollar, the commission reached their commissions to 56 dinars », stressing that« the Central Bank has studied the situation well and decided to issue such instructions to the bank would Uncle proper redress ».
  13. D. Sea Science: oil production will reach 7 million barrels per day, the end of the year 2020 On: Tuesday 21/02/2012 19:33 BAGHDAD - The citizens expect and former oil minister Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, said that up Iraq produced oil to seven million barrels per day year-end 2020, if Iraq continued to create the conditions of the oil investment in Iraq, urged the countries that benefited from the loss of Iraq's market capacity to waive share. Uloum said in an interview »Alsumaria News» that «Iraq will produced oil to four million barrels per day, with the end of 2014 if Iraq was able to qualify its infrastructure-oil systems, storage, export and transfer facilities, superficial, and to seven million barrels per day by the end of the decade 2020, if Iraq continued to create conditions for investment in oil and on its ability to curb the political dispute in the management of oil wealth ». said Bahr al-Ulum that «Iraq arrived produced oil to nearly three million barrels per day during the year 2012, with the opening of the port Floating on export and card 850 thousand barrels per day », pointing out that« the arrival of Iraq to produce four million barrels a day means being able to reach the average useful life is specified to him by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting ». called Bahr al-Ulum states that have benefited over the past twenty years from its oil exports because of the loss of Iraq's market capacity to «give up its stake in favor of Iraq», pointing out that «Iraq can play a major role in the development and consolidation of relations with the OPEC countries, especially with the head of Iraq to the Organization during the current year through the creation of an area of dialogue and wide with the countries of OPEC and the Gulf Arab ».
  14. Iraq Trade Bank issues 610 Letters of Credit in 2011 20-02-2012 - 06:52 The Trade Bank of Iraq announced, on Monday, having issued more than 610 Letters of Credit, with a value that exceeded 13 billion Dollars, for Iraqi Ministries in 2011. No complications obstructed the issuance of these Letters of Credit, a source revealed. “Trade Bank of Iraq issued more than 610 Letters of Credit, with a value that exceeded 13 billion Dollars, for Iraqi Ministries in 2011,” Iraq’s Trade Bank Manager Hamida Al Jaf said in a statement which Alsumarianews received a copy of. “No complications obstructed the issuance of these Letters of Credit,” she declared. “The Industry Ministry with its different sections received 180 Letters of Credit, out of which the Trade Bank of Iraq received 44 with a value that reached 208,571,300 million Dollars,” Jaf advanced adding that the other 136 Letters of Credit were distributed among private banks with a value that reached 98,337,000 million Dollars. Inspector General at the Industry Ministry Salem Boulos had earlier indicated that there have been complications while issuing Letters of Credit by the Trade Bank of Iraq. “I requested from the departments in charge of the Letters of Credit and of managing relations with the Industry Ministry to follow up with Inspector General of the ministry,” Jaf assured revealing that these departments will have to hand her reports about the issue. Letters of Credit that exceed 4 million dollars shall be transferred to the Trade Bank of Iraq, while Letters of Credit worth less that 4 million Dollars shall be transferred to private banks and will be distributed according to their activities following the classification of Iraq’s Central Bank, the Economic Committee in Iraqi cabinet instructed, a source told Alsumaria. “The transfer from Iraqi Dinar into Dollar, the absence of allocations in some cases and mistakes in filling application forms are behind delays in issuing Letters of Credit for Ministries,” Mohammed Shaker Mahmoud said, who is in charge of following up the ministries affairs at the Trade Bank of Iraq.. “The bank is keen on following up with the ministries,” he stressed. “Trade Bank of Iraq has been organizing trainings for all state departments including Industry Ministry and its different sections over the mechanisms of issuing Letters of Credits and Letters of Guarantee,” Mahmud pointed out. “These trainings are being organized inside and outside Iraq at the expenses of the Trade Bank of Iraq and with the cooperation of its affiliates,” he concluded. http://www.alsumaria...of-credit-in-20
  15. Counterfeitcurrency threatens Diyala and the nation 21/02/2012 16:35 DIYALA, Feb. 21 (AKnews) - Traders and economists arealarmed at the increasing spread of counterfeit currency in local marketsthreatening regional and national economies. AKnewstalks to shop owners andspecialists in Diyala to find out their thoughts on the issue. Calls to the government and economic bodies to tacklecounterfeit currency has been growing amid fears for the country's economy, thedriving up of domestic prices and leaving ordinary citizens out of pocket. Some currency exchange owners have been able to avoidfalling victim to fake cash notes. Wissam al-Tai, the 45-year-old banking shopowner in Baquba told AKnews: "The counterfeit currency is usually 5,000and 10,000 dinars and it can be distinguished easily if well examined." However, the average customer is not so lucky. "Thefake local currencies are printed in an accurate way using specialized printingpresses, and this make it difficult for ordinary people to discover iteasily," explains economist Maher al-Daoudi. Like Tai, many traders have their own theories about themotives behind the fake money so pervasive in local markets. "One of theneighboring countries is responsible for the fake currency in order to createconfusion in the economic situation," he says. Saleh al-Tamimi, 33, who works in one of the money exchangeshops in the Khalis city, agrees: "There might be gangs from outside theprovince seeking to destroy the economy with the support and funding of aforeign party." It seems there may be some truth to the shop workers'beliefs as some experts have made links between the fraudulent money andneighboring countries, such as Iran, supposedly aiming to weaken the Iraqicurrency and economy, but also terrorist groups in need of funding. Fouad al-Bayati, a specialist in security affairs, believesthat al-Qaeda are involved in counterfeiting the currency throughadministrative regulations scattered inside and outside the country. "The security forces are hunting insurgents andforgetting about the fraud gangs associated with them, which is a key financierfor insurgents," says Bayati. "Some armed groups still have administrative wings, whoare difficult to find, to carry out duties in the economic sector, most notablymoney laundering as well as falsifying identities and official documents." Traders like Tai and Tamimi want the authorities to formspecialized teams to withdraw the counterfeit money and punish thoseresponsible. The government has made attempts in the past to stem thewaves of counterfeit US and Iraqi currency flooding the country. Diyala policehave distributed warning bulletins about the difference between real andcounterfeit currency and how to detect them. It is also hoped that the introduction early next year ofnew currency minus the three zeroes, by the Central Bank will replace not onlythe old notes but also the counterfeit currency. Daoudi warns that the problem of counterfeit currency willgrow due to the lack of programs and plans to pursue counterfeiters of currencyin Diyala and other provinces. By Mahmoud al-Jabbouri RN/SS/AKnews
  16. CBK governor confirms news of his resignation 2/13/2012 12:55:00 PM The Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Sheikh Salem Abdelaziz Al-Sabah KUWAIT, Feb 13 (KUNA) -- The Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Sheikh Salem Abdelaziz Al-Sabah confirmed, Monday, his resignation from the post. In an exclusive to KUNA on this issue, the outgoing official pointed out that, "the challenge of current local economic conditions and forecast growth in public expenditure has reached a point where it would prevent the CBK from carrying out its duties as stated in the bill of its establishment." Sheikh Salem stressed that he spared no effort to stress the urgent need for addressing main structural imbalances which are harming the national economy, topped by increases of unprecedented and unsustainable levels in public expenditure. This directly affects the bank's ability to do its job, which is to maintain factors of monetary and financial stability of our national economy, he said. The outgoing top banker remarked that while his efforts met support and approval, there is yet to be real action and measures to steer monetary reform as gateway to the aspired economic reform. As a result, structural imbalances increased in severity, and the risks involved are on the rise, even if temporarily masked by high oil prices at the present time. "I express my thanks to all finance ministers I worked with in my long career, as well as all members of the board of the Central Bank of Kuwait, past and present, who helped me perform my duty and actively contributed to all policies and decisions adopted by the bank. "I would also like to express my esteem and gratitude to all those who worked with me as part of the CBK team all these years, both managers and staff, whose support played a role in the development of the bank and in its unique achievements in all fields," Sheikh Salem concluded.(end) mfs.rda.wsa KUNA 131255 Feb 12NNNN
  17. Privitisation ofCentral Markets begins 13/02/2012 15:37 BAGHDAD, Feb. 11 (AKnews) - Privitasing the government'sCentral Markets company has started, the Trade Ministry announced on Saturday. The Inspector General of the ministry , Mohammed Husseinal-Wazzan, told AKnews that investment was needed to improve the economicsituation and at least pay the salaries of the company's 6,000 plus employees. The struggling company's fortunes has not improved since2003. The Ministry of Trade announced the disbandment of anothercompany at the same time. However the Vehicles and Machines Trading companywill not be dissolved because it is self-funded and profit-making. The government is currently in the process of privatising180 state-owned companies, to prepare them to enter the world market by 2015. By Jaafar al-Wannan RN/SS/AKnews
  18. Kurdistan Alliance: Iwill not vote on the budget unless you get our observations on the politicalconsensus 01/02/2012 09:23 Baghdad, February 1 (Rn) - The Kurdistan Alliance,Wednesday, he will not vote on the budget in 2012 unless there is politicalconsensus on the observations raised regarding the draft budget, indicatingthat the government is obliged to apply what is a vote of the vertebrae in thebudget by the House of Representatives . The three committees negotiating a joint between Baghdad andErbil, ended in October last negotiations in Baghdad on the outstanding issuesand raised the three reports to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. The reports dealt with the most outstanding issues betweenBaghdad and Erbil is one of the disputed areas, the budget of the RegionalCorps (Peshmerga), and the law of oil and gas. A member of the coalition Najiba Najib told the Kurdish newsagency (Rn), "The Kurdistan Alliance put his remarks on the budget in 2012and unless it gets a political consensus on these observations, it did not voteon the budget." The Iraqi government has approved in its emergency meetingon the fifth of last month's budget in 2012 which amount to 100 billion dollars(about 117 trillion Iraqi dinars) and a deficit of up to $ 13.5 billion (about17 trillion dinars). She explained Najib is a member of the parliamentary financecommittee that "the observations is the need to implement the governmentto the paragraph began rated since 2007 in the budget, the granting of theFrontier Corps (Peshmerga) budget allocation within the system on account ofIraqi military." She said Najib to "note the other relating to the needto increase financial allocations relating to Article 140 of the constitution,in addition to the cancellation paragraph of the 14 IV of the budget includedauthorize the Minister of Finance to deduct the full amount of money from theregions and provinces that have not been able to export the required quantityof them," noting that "the This paragraph is not replaced in thebudget, but require the enactment of its own. " And the recently strained relationship between Baghdad andErbil, after he refused the draft Kurdistan Region Oil and Gas Law approved bythe Iraqi government. He says the region that the draft law, however, focus thepowers of the Federal Government in the management of oil wealth at the expenseof the provincial territory, as he passed by the Council of Ministers, withoutdue process of law. Under the terms of a Erbil agreements, provided that heagrees on the law of oil and gas, but the region accuse the National Alliancecircumvent the conventions and pass the bill without taking the position of theKurds. The roots of the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil to oilcontracts had been entered into the region with international oil companieswithout the consent of the Federal Oil Ministry contracts that were considered"invalid" and contrary to the Constitution
  19. Iraq was progressingslowly towards electronic financial transactions 01/02/2012 14:05 Baghdad, February 1 (Rn) - The Iraqi Ministry of Financesaid on Wednesday that the country has not achieved significant progress inmoving towards electronic financial transactions relied upon to facilitatefinancial transactions. Iraq and enact laws to attract capital and investors toenter the country to contribute to government efforts in rebuilding the countryafter decades of war and siege. But the security tensions, corruption and red tape hamperthose efforts. The Director of the electronic systems in the Ministry ofFinance Najwa Said told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "in 2011 hasseen clear progress in financial transactions and electronic," noting that"the proportion of electronic financial transactions of 65%, which isgood." She added that "the Ministry of Finance introduced in2005 the Department of Electronic Systems to expand the electronic exchange andat different levels to the development of Iraq and delivery to the trade-mail." She Said, saying that "the work of the Department ofElectronic Systems is provided on an ongoing basis that they require additionalefforts in the coming period to develop a culture of financial transactions andelectronic government in the institutions of government departments." She described the organization in Iraq, global banks, whichissued its report in July last June, the country "backward" in theelectronic financial transactions of cash. And The Ministry of Finance of Iraq to develop an integratedplan for the development of e-government banks and financial relations in theactivation of this aspect.
  20. Iraq terminate thecontract with the Swiss company charged with examining imported goods 01/02/2012 15:38 Baghdad, February 1 (Rn) - The Iraqi Planning Ministry saidon Wednesday it canceled a contract concluded with the Swiss company to examinethe goods imported to Iraq in the country of origin after they refused toanswer questions about the reluctance to work. Contract and the Central Agency for Standardization andquality control of the Iraqi Ministry of Planning at the end of January of 2011with two world wars, one French and one Swiss to check goods entering Iraqthrough the border points. Under the contract the two companies (SGS) of Switzerlandand (Rio Veritas) French wars, which both have branches in all over the world,examine the material in the country of origin to ensure identicalspecifications of Iraq through laboratories accredited certificates ofconformity and sent electronically to the Central and copy it to the port theborder. Said the spokesman of the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahraal-Hindawi told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "the Ministry decidedtoday to terminate the contract of SGS company Swiss company after it refusedto send position statement on the lag in the process of examining thegoods." "The Swiss company was taking .004 of the value of theimported goods that are examined and did not take any money from thegovernment." He pointed out that the Ministry of Planning will go tocontract with other international companies more committed and able to implementthe terms of the contract. " The flow of foreign goods to the Iraqi market since thelifting of the siege in 2003. But the Iraqis often complain about the goods enter thecorrupt or expired to the markets of the country as a result of poor qualitycontrol at border crossings as well as the presence of corruption. And associated Iraq with neighboring countries through 13outlet boundary, in addition to five outlets air and five ports freely, mostnotably the border crossings Abraham with Turkey, and an outlet newborn andRabia with Syria, and port Trebil with Jordan, and port Arar with Saudi Arabia,and an outlet Shalamjah and Mundhiriyah with Iran.
  21. Three of theministers of Iraq's wish to return to the government after meeting Maliki 01/02/2012 14:16 Baghdad, February 1 (Rn) - The office of Prime Minister Nurial-Maliki, Wednesday, that the three ministers from the Iraqi List,interrupting the meetings of the Council met with Prime Minister Nuri al-Malikitoday and expressed their desire to resume attending meetings of the Council,which was confirmed by the Iraqi List. And suspended the Iraqi List, attend meetings of the Councilof Ministers and House of Representatives after the tense political atmospherein Iraq between the partners, one day after the departure of the last Americantroops from the country in 18 of the last month. It said the Iraqi exposed to marginalization, exclusion andaccused al-Maliki exclusivity in decision-making, but decided to return to thedays before the meetings with deputies continued boycott cabinet meetings. He has decided to give the Minister before Osaba boycottersto leave cabinet meetings are open and assigned to their colleagues for themanagement of ministries and agencies. Said Mary Rayes advisor in the Office of the Prime Ministertold the Kurdish news agency (Rn), "The three ministers from the IraqiList, are Education Minister Mohammad Tamim, and the Minister of AgricultureIzz al-Din of State, Minister of Science and Technology Abdel Karim al-Samarraiwho met Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki today and showed his desire to return tothe meetings of the Council of Ministers. " Rayes explained that "the Minister assured the ownersthat national duty requires them to attend meetings of the Council ofMinisters, and to work in their ministries." For its part, confirmed the Iraqi List, a meeting of threeministers, including Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki today, indicating that theministers decided to return to the meetings of the Council of Ministers. A member of the list Nahida Daini (Rn), "The threeministers met with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki today and decided to return tothe meetings of the government." Dani did not confirm or deny whether the decision was madewith the consent of the Iraqi List. Despite the decision to boycott the Iraqi government, butthe three ministers are the Minister of Electricity Kareem Abdul Aftan andMinister of Industry and Minister Ahmed Karbouli Torhan Mufti provincesparticipated in many meetings of the Council during the last period. And increased severity of the crisis after the Iraqijudiciary has issued an arrest warrant for Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, aleader in Iraq after being accused of supporting death squads, al-Maliki alsorequested from the Council of Representatives may withdraw confidence from thedeputy and leader of the Iraqi Saleh al-Mutlaq. Being senior communications leaders to contain the crisis,it is hoped to hold a conference attended by the various parties called for byPresident Jalal Talabani.
  22. Ben Helli: There isno reservation to hold the Arab summit in Baghdad at the end of March 01/02/2012 16:59 Bgad February 1 (Rn) - stressed the Assistant SecretaryGeneral of the League Ahmed Ben Helli said on Wednesday that there was noreservation by any Arab country to hold the next Arab summit in Baghdad on 29March next. The Baghdad summit was postponed more than once because ofthe exceptional circumstances experienced by a number of Arab countries lastyear, which was known as the "Arab spring". The Ben Helli in a joint press conference with ForeignMinister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad, the satisfaction of the Arab League forIraqi preparations for the summit of Arab and success. He said he agreed with the Iraqi government that the timefor the Arab summit on 29 March next, the day will meet the leaders and will bepreceded by a day a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, while the Ministers ofthe economy before the day, and all of these meetings will be held in Baghdad. The Ben Helli, "There was a collective decision to holdthe summit of the leaders in Baghdad and does not have any reservation to thesummit by any state, but that there is support and providing the means for thesuccess of the summit." And that "all the arrangements and atmospheresavailable for the success of the coming Arab summit in Baghdad to be a quantumleap in the light of the changes the Arab world," noting that "thesummit's agenda will be different and more open with the Arab street and Arabreaction to events." He noted that he would send Ben Helli "report to theSecretary General of the League of Arab States for the development of State andmembers of the university before the full picture of these arrangements,"and expressed his delight with what touched "arrangements in Baghdad tohold the next Arab summit." In turn, Zebari said during the conference that "thereis a desire and willingness of many Arab countries for effective participationin the summit," noting that "the Commission has developed in the formof the situation and what has been done for this summit." He said the "Iraqi government is serious to providesecurity leaders and heads of delegations and the security of the summit, theIraqi responsibility." And postponed the Arab League on May 5 last Arab summitwhich was to be held in March 2011 in Baghdad to March 2012, at the request ofIraq after the consensus Arab member states in view of the reality of the"new and inappropriate" for the summit and out of the boxintransigence. The Arab Summit held in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, theinternational event the biggest organized by the country since 2003, where itformed the secretariat of Baghdad, a committee to create and ensure therequirements of the Conference of the Arab summit, as confirmed and theInterior Ministry that it had prepared a security plan to protect the Arab summitincludes several phases. Iraq hosted the Arab summit twice, the first summit wasninth in 1978 and to decide which county companies and institutions operatingin Egypt that deal directly with Israel and not to approve the Camp David, andthe second was the 12th Summit of 1990, which witnessed the severe tensionsbetween Iraq and Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates broke out after the secondGulf War.
  23. UN calls for thesuccess of the project in Iraq, the Federation Council to strengthen thelegislative power Editor: BR | SZ Wed 01 شباط2012 13:52 GMT Alsumaria News / Baghdad Invited by the Deputy Special Representative of theSecretary-General in Iraq for political affairs, on Wednesday, members ofparliament to work on the success of the project of the Council of the Union,likely to open up the efforts to shape the way for the constitutional review,as he emphasized that there is an agreement between the political leaders onthe need to implement the constitutional article of the Council. A statement to the parliament issued today, and received"Alsumaria News", Ambassador Georgi-Posten said in a speech at theRound Table on Constitutional and legislative framework of the Council of theUnion "I am honored to address the members of Parliament and Icongratulate the leadership of the House of Representatives on the initiativeto activate the constitutional provision to establish Council of the Union inaccordance with Article 65 of the Iraqi Constitution, which calls for the establishmentof the second part of the national legislature called the Federation Council." The Boston "This entity is comprised of representativesof the regions and governorates, and therefore it is complementary to the Houseof Representatives who represents the Iraqi people, and the terms of referenceof the Federation Council is expected to include a review of laws enacted bythe House of Representatives, in addition to other tasks that may be assignedto him under a special law." He Posten that "many countries have formed the Councilof a second or a higher council in parliament, for various reasons as it allowsthe formation of the higher possibility of the representation of a widersegment of society, including groups, components, and interests that may not beusually represented in the legislature through the electoral process that is ofthe House of Representatives to choose the public or the Council, shall bevested in the Supreme Council has responsibility for review or believe whatcomes out of the House or the executive branch. " The Boston that "there is broad agreement among Iraqipolitical leaders the need to implement the constitutional article No. 65 Judgeformation of the Federation Council and the legislative process under way inthat direction," pointing out that "round-table discussions willcontribute significantly to the deliberations in the House of Representativeson the draft law and will ultimately help in the formation of a LegislativeCouncil is the highest efficiency and works to promote and consolidatedemocracy in Iraq. " He favored Boston that "opens the efforts to form aCouncil of the Union the way for renewed efforts to advance the process ofconstitutional review," noting that "At the request of the Presidencyof the Council of Representatives, presented the mission of advice andtechnical assistance to the round table, including the international experienceand comparison of the boards of the Supreme federal parliamentary democracies." The Iraqi List, confirmed on 20 September 2011, that thelist unanimously to return to the Federal Council that led from the candidatesfor the high politics, a leader of the list, Iyad Allawi, while drawn to thelack of the possibility of a violation or obstruction of this command to Oroadhin the Constitution, considered that the activation of This Council will solvethe complex political problems between Iraq and the rule of law. The head of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi, on 22September 2011, the Federal Council and the Supreme Council policies with twodifferent themes, stressing the necessity of activating the Federal Councilduring the current parliamentary session, as pointed out that Iyad Allawi isgreater than that looking for the post. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said, in the 11 of August2011, not convinced by the Council of strategic policies, considering that theCouncil Aredaúah longer an issue and has no role in the solutions encounteredin the political process.
  24. House vote tomorrow on five draft laws, including the legal weapons and the establishment of foreign 01/02/2012 PM - 4:25 p.m. | Hits: 44 Vote in the House of Representatives on Thursday its five draft laws, including illegal weapons and the establishment of foreigners. According to a parliamentary source told {Euphrates News} "The House of Representatives will vote at its tomorrow on a bill accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Protocol on the privileges of the International Seabed Authority and the immunity and a bill exempting the reserves of capital to the mixed sector companies from income tax." "As the Council will vote tomorrow on a bill and on anti-smoking bill and arms bill to establish the foreigners". /
  25. Hasnawi: Hashimi suspended and shall not have the rights of the Attorney Ali Abdullah - 01/02/2012 PM - 3:48 PM | Hits: 136 The MP said the / State of Law / Saleh Hasnawi that support the independence of the judiciary is one of the constants, which confirms the National Alliance and a private cause of Pmaatalq Tareq al-Hashemi. And Hasnawi in a press statement on Wednesday: that Hashemi now legally against the warrant, and functionally, the employee upon which a warrant of arrest for Aabak in service and Hashemi is an employee of a public service and is an extruded hand does not enjoy this very moment all the rights that make demands any request. He Hasnawi: After that delivers Hashemi himself and Abroh elimination then possible to sit down and demanding that the resignation of any politician, but now he has not to politicize the judiciary and not to involve the issues and political problems in the case of a judicial and not involving the different visions for the country's leadership in the case of the judiciary, and concluded Hasnawi said, "as the healing of the judiciary Hashemi and if it turns out will return to the place of dignity and honor.
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