Parliamentary energy: the budget of 2018 heavily indebted and free of appointments and investment projects


A member of the Committee on oil and energy parliamentary Adnan al-Janabi, Saturday, that the draft federal budget for the year 2018 was burdened with debt and free of appointments and investment projects and a clear lack of provision for the rights of the poor.

Al-Janabi said in a press statement today (December 16, 2017) that "all the figures in the budget of 2018 came disjointed and inaccurate in the offer, and there is a lack of provision of the rights of displaced people and the poor from the budget," according to the agency Nina.

He added that "the budget allocated to the security and defense sector 23 trillion dinars, and 7 trillion dinars for the electricity sector, and 3 trillion dinars for ration card, and a trillion dinars for social welfare."

"The budget is almost austerity budget free of appointments and investment projects, and its backbone is based on external loans from the World Bank and the IMF, which makes them burdened with debt."

It is worth mentioning that the House of Representatives ended its consultative session, which was held during the legislative holidays earlier this month to discuss the federal budget 2018, while the Presidency decided to refer the draft budget to the parliamentary financial committee to prepare a final version and presented in another extraordinary session.…1#.WjU3Z1WnGUk

Presidency of the Parliament of Kurdistan calls for a general strike to overthrow the Barzani government!

The Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Yousef Mohammed, called on citizens and political parties to prepare for the start of popular demonstrations and general strikes aimed at dissolving the current government of the Kurdistan region.
"The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is corrupt and incapable of improving the living conditions of citizens, so the current situation requires the willingness of citizens to launch mass demonstrations with the participation of the political parties in order to dissolve the current government," Mohammed said during a televised interview with Sky Press. "The citizens are living in worsening conditions Because of corruption and lack of transparency in government institutions. "
The Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan also stressed the need for the security forces to protect the safety of citizens and protect them during the demonstrations.
"The movement of change has submitted a project to form a transitional government to manage the current phase, but the parties of the Authority are trying to keep the current government intact," said Mohammad, who has been exercising his legislative duties in Sulaymaniyah since he was prevented from entering Erbil in 2015.

Abadi: The world owes Iraq its sacrifices and suffering and its fight against terrorism

He called for creating a good environment for the citizen
Baghdad / Follow-up morning

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Iraq’s move towards reconstruction and concern for the environment, which was neglected because of the wars, pointing out that the main reasons for the entry of terrorism into Iraq is corruption, while stressing that the Peshmerga is part of our armed forces, pointed out that the great Iraqi successes call for the international community To stand with Iraq, calling for work on sustainable development and human and create a good environment for the citizen.

"Iraq has cleared its territory of terrorists and moved towards reconstruction and concern for the environment that has been neglected for decades by wars," Abadi said on the sidelines of
the Paris Climate Conference, just before his visit to the capital and his return to Baghdad.

"The world owes Iraq its sacrifices. Suffering and the fight against terrorism. "
Abadi added that «great Iraqi successes call on the international community to stand with Iraq», pointing out that «there is an international trend to support Iraq,

and we benefit from the atmosphere of international meetings to create an environment conducive to investment and to support the economy and reconstruction of Iraq, and initiatives to support Iraq has now begun».

"The fight against corruption is part of the reconstruction and stability. If there is corruption, there can be no reconstruction and stability in the country," he said. "One of the reasons for the entry of terrorism into Iraq is corruption and fighting it is an essential and vital part."

"The Peshmerga is part of our forces, and we have lived like all the fighters. We fought alongside the Iraqi army and the rest of our forces in the liberation of Mosul.

There are those who wanted to differentiate between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army through the referendum and the army. Iraq should cooperate with it ».

"What was put forward at the Paris climate conference is that Iraq can be a shining picture of the countries that have been exposed to terrorism and how they have risen again, and terrorism is looking for other places, but it will not work as long as we are cooperating," Abadi said.

"We do not want the world to give up on us after we have accomplished our task of eradicating terrorism and liberating our territories and keeping Iraq united," he said, noting that "he is calling for a very serious terrorist organization and we should be careful about how to root out its roots not only militarily but intellectually. Its goals and its ability to recruit young people ».

"Iraq is a success story in eradicating terrorism, and we must preserve this achievement and preserve the unity of Iraq," he said. "Iraqis are equal in rights and duties regardless of religion or nationality. This message is important and we have established it in Iraq."

"Today, Iraq has changed, and the world is coming to him. We have identified the assistance of the international community to us when we fought and supported a group of nations. We did not expand it and did not fight on Iraqi soil other than the Iraqis," he said.

"We do not want the world to donate billions of dollars to us. We are realists and we need basic things," he said. "Iraq must remain a center of attention for its successful experiment. We must preserve this status. Iraqis are capable of renaissance."

The Prime Minister, before the end of his visit to the French capital presiding over Iraq’s delegation to the climate summit, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, who stressed the stand of the international organization with Iraq in the reconstruction and stability.

"Guterres congratulated Abadi on the great victory the Iraqis have achieved on a preacher," he said, adding that he "looks forward to Iraq being a successful example among nations."

"The two sides discussed during the meeting cooperation in the trial of terrorists and those who supported them, and fight their deviant ideas," the statement added.

Upon his return to Baghdad, the Prime Minister chaired the third session of the Supreme Council for Population in the presence of a number of ministers concerned.

"We are in a new phase after the completion of a military call, and we have to give hope to the citizen by advancing the work and making the priorities that he needs, and not only by numerical statistics, but by working on sustainable and human development and creating a good environment," Abadi said.

Of the citizen ».
The statement also referred to the government’s priorities in returning the displaced and informing them that their return to their homes and towns is better than staying in the camps.
"Abadi also listened to the ministers’ remarks and briefed on the national document on population policies prepared by the supervisory committee to draw up a promising population policy in Iraq over the coming years."

US State Department renews call for dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad


The US State Department renewed its call for the start of dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve differences and outstanding issues between them according to the Iraqi constitution.

"We have held dialogues with the Iraqi government and with the KRG and we have good and ongoing contacts with them," said ministry spokeswoman Heather Neuert in a briefing.

She added that last week, an Iraqi official visited the US State Department and met with the minister’s adviser in order to continue the dialogues between Erbil and Baghdad.…%D8%A1-%D8%A7/

Abadi puts new conditions to receive the Kurdish delegation

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi put conditions on the Kurdish delegation, which plans to visit Baghdad soon so that he can meet him.

The MP for the Movement for Change Tafka Mohammed on Thursday the latest conditions of Prime Minister Haider Abadi to receive the Kurdish delegation, noting that Abadi will not agree to receive any delegation without achieving all its conditions.

"Abadi told the Kurdish parties that the conditions of receiving any Kurdish delegation will be accompanied by the cancellation of the referendum in a final manner and announce this in advance, as well as not to receive any delegation that is not united by all the Kurdish parties," she said.

She added: "Abbadi stressed that Baghdad does not bear any financial debts of the Kurdistan region to foreign oil companies or other debts as well as not to retreat from the delivery of all airports and border crossings and mixed areas."

"The Prime Minister has categorically refused to talk about any negotiations with Erbil without fulfilling all the conditions by Erbil, that all the commitments be documented in an agreement,"

adding that "some conditions are negotiable, such as handing over airport management and ports to joint destinations between Erbil And Baghdad as well as the realization of political understandings. "

The Presidency of the Republic calls for a close meeting of the three presidencies on holding the elections by their constitutional date

The Presidency of the Republic on Wednesday called for a meeting of the three presidencies and leaders of the political blocs and the judiciary to discuss the issuance of electoral laws and the holding of elections on the constitutional date, as well as the start of an immediate dialogue between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil to be headed by.

The presidency said in a statement received "Trend Press" a copy of it, "The meeting of the presidency today, which was absent Vice President Osama Najafi because of an emergency health, stressed the need to make every effort to resolve all current problems between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government and deepening unity National and enhances the gains of the federal democratic system. "

"The meeting also stressed the guarantee of the constitutional rights and freedoms of all citizens and the provision of the necessary necessities for them. The meeting also discussed the file of displaced persons and ways to provide services to them and work to return them to their liberated areas, as well as plans for the reconstruction of those areas.

The Presidency explained that "the meeting issued several resolutions, including the call for the start of an immediate dialogue between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to be under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic and technical support to the United Nations aims to establish normal relations between the two sides on the basis of the Constitution and decisions of the Federal Court.

The meeting called for "the meeting of the three presidencies and the leaders and representatives of the political blocs and the judiciary as soon as possible to discuss the issuance of electoral laws and the holding of elections of the Council of Representatives and provincial council elections on the constitutional date, and also call the components of Kirkuk all to the urgent meeting to discuss ways to normalize the situation of the province to ensure the rights of all citizens and the interest National High. "

And held the President of the Republic earlier on Wednesday a closed meeting with his deputies Nuri al-Maliki and Iyad Allawi.

Transparency International monitors the assets of Iraqi officials and politicians hide their reports

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – An Iraqi deputy confirmed the authenticity of the information contained in an international report on the wealth of Iraq’s political leaders, estimated at $ 700 billion, distributed among different parties and MPs, while the money was monitored in banks in the United States, Britain, Canada and Switzerland.

"The Integrity Commission received a detailed report on the wealth of each of the political forces active in Iraq," a parliamentary source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"These include cash and other immovable property such as real estate and bonds Shares and shares in companies. "

The source added that "there is concern among officials of the possibility of confiscation of this money and internationalization in the process of reconstruction of Iraq," stressing that "the funds can not be disposed of at the moment or withdrawn because of the guardianship of an international movement of Iraq with US support."

"The international report, which was monitored by Transparency International, based in Berlin, sent its information to the Iraqi side, but because of the involvement of senior leaders, including officials in the hierarchy of power, which led to the secrecy of the report and left behind behind the scenes."

It is worth mentioning that the Iraqi Council of Representatives is currently working on the law "where you have this," which is scheduled to be through the disclosure of assets of Iraqi officials at home and abroad. 9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%8A%D9%8A%D 9%86-%D9%88%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%8A%D8%AE%D9%81%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7

Parliamentary integrity calls for follow-up of the Iraqi funds abroad


Warned that the most important obstacles facing the work of different laws of the States of
Baghdad / morning
The Committee on Parliamentary Integrity called on Monday to follow-up the Iraqi funds and assets frozen because of the entry of Iraq in the seventh item, stressing that the obstacles facing the government committee charged with recovering the money smuggled is the difference of laws between countries.

A member of the Integrity Committee, Alia Nassif, in a statement to the media office, received by "morning", that "under the decision to exit Iraq from the seventh item, the release of Iraqi funds and assets frozen since the time of the former regime Almkbor,"

indicating that "these funds can be used In the current situation in several areas, the most important of which is the appointment of graduates and job opportunities for the unemployed because of the lack of appointments during the
past two years. "

"These funds can be used to fill the deficit in the financial budget, or to repay the debts we have committed to the World Bank and to remove the restrictions and
conditions imposed on us under these debts," the deputy said, stressing that "this file should be pursued by the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Release, and use of these funds to overcome our financial crisis

. "
MP Haidar al-Fawadi said in a press statement that "the obstacles facing the government committee responsible for recovering smuggled money is the difference of laws between countries."

Al-Fawadi stressed that "Iraq needs to unify the laws in some countries to be able to prosecute theft and the recovery of smuggled money."

Al-Fawadi called on "the Prime Minister to instruct the Foreign Ministry to immediately move on the countries where the Iraqi funds are smuggled."

President of the Parliament of the region: Corruption flooded Kurdistan


Witnessed a significant decline in the number of tourists
Baghdad / Sabah
The head of the parliament of the Kurdistan region, Yousef Mohammed, on Monday, that corruption in the region distorted all aspects of political life, economic and security, while the Kurdistan Tourism Authority, that the recent events caused the decline of winter tourism movement in the province.

"Corruption in the region has distorted all aspects of the political, economic and security life of Kurdistan," Mohammed said in a statement to the Kurdistan parliament. "Corruption in the region has not only wasted billions of dollars of public wealth, but also flooded the economy. Debt and domestic and foreign loans. "

"Corruption has reached a stage where corrupt mafias have become control of Kurdistan," he said, calling on "those who have not been involved in corruption to lead the people of Kurdistan to fight the battle against corrupt in all forms."

"The current government can not in any way confront corruption and reform," he said, noting that "a large part of them are involved in corruption and the government is responsible for wasting public wealth."

"The Tourism Authority has planned to attract more tourists during the winter," Rustai said in a press statement. "Recent events and roadblocks on the region have hindered the arrival of tourists from central and southern areas to the Kurdistan region."

"The Tourism Authority is working with the official authorities and tourism companies in Iraq to attract tourists to Kurdistan, and the region has no problem in the process of receiving tourists," he said, adding that " .

General inspectors for {morning}: we managed to stop waste and recover large sums of money

They stressed their need for legislation to liberalize their work
Baghdad / Muhannad Abdul Wahab

A number of public inspectors in the ministries’ offices supported the anti-corruption campaign launched by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, while they revealed that their offices were able to stop the waste of public money and continue their efforts to detect and stop the spoilers.

Inspector General of the Ministry of Labor, Raed Al-Baldawi, said that the offices of the public inspectors have been campaigning against corruption for a long time and have the real will to fight this serious scourge, pointing out that the continued work of the offices in conjunction with the campaign launched by the Prime Minister will make them the government’s striking hand to eliminate the corrupt and the corrupt.

Al-Baldawi said in an interview with Al-Sabah that "the procedures adopted by the offices of the inspectors general vary according to each department and its field of specialization, and not specific to a particular procedure."

He explained that "among the measures taken by the Office of Inspector General of the Ministry of Labor to support the Prime Minister’s campaign, Officials who hold senior positions in the ministry and in accordance with the standards of law and regulations adopted. "

Baldawi stressed the importance of the work of the offices of inspectors general refinement formations of the ministry in order to eliminate the state of slackness within them, pointing out that "the most prominent and continuous effort of these offices focused on the recovery and stop waste of public money."

In his turn, Inspector General of the Secretariat of Baghdad, Sajjad Ali Matok, pointed out that the offices of the inspectors have been since its establishment and will remain one of the most important tools of the government in the eradication of corruption in its field.

He pointed to the continuing demands of the public inspectors to support judicial, executive and legislative bodies to increase the effectiveness of offices in reducing the scourge of corruption "The offices of the public inspectors are the most important arms of the government and the first line of resistance in the face of corruption and spoilers and the preservation of public money from waste and theft," he said, adding that "his support for the campaign to eliminate corruption despite the lack of HR".

He added that "his office has initiated the opening of files for projects of fictitious and corruption in the previous phase and there is a careful follow-up," noting that "all the projects of the Secretariat of Baghdad under the control of the Office of the Inspector General and its follow-up minute, we were able to prevent the waste of approximately 40 billion Iraqi dinars, Balancing the Office of the Inspector-General for 30 years ".

For his part, said the Inspector General of the Ministry of Finance, Maher Hussein, the campaign against corruption calls for the development of control bodies to support and support the campaign and not the abolition of an important and vital control such as the offices of inspectors General "

Hussein said, in an interview with" morning ",
that" the money that Retrieved by his office until 30/9 of this year amounted to 949 billion and 121 million and 278 thousand dinars, "pointing out that"

money that is under recovery is 854 billion and 651 million dinars in addition to 146 million and 818 thousand dollars," adding that "the money that prevented his office wasted by 91 billion 930 million and 870 thousand dinars."

Hussein said that "these figures were during the period of our work over the past years and until 30/9/2017."