Iraqi parliament enters the Guinness Book of "failure" .. 135 days "without legislation" no law!
1/17/2019

Any political or non-political race in the achievement of an achievement, calculated within the period of assuming any responsibility .. The Iraqi parliament racing with the failed governments to break the record of failure in political performance and entry into the Guinness Book of Guinness, if we argued that there is a standard in this encyclopedia Measured by government failure.

The parliament is still standing in front of the legislation of the laws under its dome, 135 days after the formation of the current parliament, and the passage of four months to perform his deputies to the constitutional right, as he did not pass any law, throughout this period, knowing that early this month was due to end of life Constitutional provisions of the first legislative term.

The official website of the Iraqi Council of Representatives shows that the parliament held 26 meetings during the past four months, while the legislative laws section is free of any law, while the laws section of the legislation show the existence of 6 projects, the most prominent of which is the draft law of the budget of 2019.

Observers believe that the delay in the formation of the Iraqi government, and the continuing disagreement between the parliamentary blocs on ministerial portfolios, led to the delay of Parliament in the adoption of important laws, which relate to the lives of Iraqis, notably the budget.

The House of Representatives holds two meetings each week to discuss the agenda, which is placed by the Presidency of the Parliament, while postponing many of the meetings not to achieve a quorum due to political conflicts, the ministerial posts.

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Abdul Mahdi: Every corruption will be targeted
1/16/2019

, said Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi , presided over the second meeting of the Supreme Council for the new anti – corruption headquarters in the Iraqi High Criminal Court on Wednesday that all the process of corruption will be targeted.


Said Abdul – Mahdi said in a statement Alsumaria News received a copy of it, after the meeting, "We congratulate the Office of Financial Supervision effort by issuing his latest report, which showed significant differences in the disbursement of pensions which confirms the positive role of the institutions of oversight and the need to support , " stressing that "all the process of corruption will be targeted "He said.




He added that "the role of the Council is the process of high-level coordination among the regulatory bodies as a whole and focus their efforts in one direction," pointing out that "the goal of the restructuring of the Supreme Council to combat corruption is to enable him to take deterrent measures and work to provide support Financial and security and legislative process to combat corruption and accelerate. "

https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/258119…D9%81%D8%A9/ar

Parliamentary Finance intends to reduce the sale of hard currency and open the auction file
1/17/2019



, a source in the parliamentary Finance Committee, on Thursday, the Commission ‘s intention to open an auction sale currency file, while noting that it would take several measures to reduce the sale of hard currency.


The source said in an interview for Alsumaria News, "The Finance Committee will work in the next few days to open the file auction currency in order to codify the waste in the sale of hard currency, which is the Central Bank,"


noting that "it is unfair that the bank sold more than 300 million Dollars per day without reflecting on the services and imports of customs and taxes to maintain the exchange rate. "


The source, who asked not to be named, said that "this caused great damage to the Iraqi economy and its inputs through which are compensated state budgets,"


noting that "the Finance Committee is taking urgent measures to reduce the sale of the Central Bank of hard currency amounting to about 100 million dollars Daily instead of $ 300 million a day through strict control to reduce waste of public money. "


It is noteworthy that the Central Bank is conducting daily meetings to buy and sell foreign currencies, except public holidays, which stops the bank from these auctions.

https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/258176…D8%B9%D8%A8/ar

Iraq allocates 7 billion dollars as receivables to foreign oil companies by the budget of 2019
1/12/2019

"The draft federal budget for Iraq for the current year 2019 allocated between 6 to 7 billion dollars, as annual financial dues paid to foreign oil companies operating in Iraq on the cost of development and operational projects," Ihsan said in a press statement on Friday.

The Iraqi parliament is studying these days the draft federal budget for Iraq, where the draft budget was built on the price of a barrel of Iraqi oil $ 54 per barrel, and the rate of exports from southern and northern Iraq, the rate of three million and 880 thousand barrels per day, mostly from the southern ports.

Foreign oil companies, notably Exxon Mobil, British Petroleum, Shell International, Lukoil, PetroChina, Malaysia’s Petronas, Japan’s Gapex, Gazprom and others, are investing in a number of large and medium oil fields in southern and central Iraq.

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Ivanka Trump and Nicky Hayley are candidates for the presidency of the World Bank
12 January 2019

The names of former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nicky Hailey, the daughter of US President Donald Trump and his adviser Ivanka, are on the list of candidates for the post of World Bank president to replace outgoing Kim Jong-kim, the Financial Times reported.

In addition to Ivanka and Haili, who resigned as Washington’s ambassador to the UN Security Council last month, other names are being traded, including US Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs David Malpas and Mark Green, president of the US Agency for International Development.

And last Monday, Kim suddenly announced his resignation from the helm of the bank more than three years after the end of his second term.

"It was a great honor for me to serve for six years as president of this unique institution full of people who are dedicated to their work and dedicated to their mission of eradicating poverty," said Jim Young-Kim,

He said he planned to "join a company and wants to focus on infrastructure investments in developing countries."

World Bank Chief Executive Cristalina Georgieva is due to be interim president after Kim leaves and even elects a new president.

"The ministry has received a large number of nominations," a spokesman for the US Treasury Department said on Friday.

"We have begun an internal review process on a US candidate, we look forward to working with the governors to choose a new president," he said.

Under a non-written agreement, the United States, the largest shareholder in the fund, has always chosen a bank president since its establishment in the wake of the Second World War.

On Thursday, the World Bank Council said it would begin accepting nominations for the bank’s presidency early next month and would announce a successor to Kim by mid-April.

http://assabeel.net/news/2019/01/12/…88%D9%84%D9%8A

World Bank report: Iraq will be the highest Arab economic growth by 2019

January 11, 2019

World Bank report: Iraq will be the highest Arab economic growth by 2019 The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries are expected to witness a rise in economic growth to 1.9 percent in 2019, according to a World Bank report. The show report recently released titled Figures (Global Economic Prospects: The Middle East and North Africa “bleak skies”) that growth in the GCC will rise to 2.6 percent , supported by the movement of an active investment at the level of the oil – exporting countries, the bank expects that growth declines in Algeria To 2.3 percent due to slower government spending than in 2018. Egypt will see a growth rate of 5.6 percent in 2019, boosted by investments and reforms in the expected business climate. The growth rate in Morocco and Tunisia will reach 2.9 percent in 2019 if tourism indicators improve and political reforms continue.

Although Iraq recorded modest growth in 2018 at 1.9 percent, reconstruction projects, according to the report, will be an important driver for the growth of its economy and neighboring economies, with an expected 6.2 percent, the highest in the Arab world. Growth in Jordan is likely to see a slight improvement of 2.3 percent. 2018 The 2018 estimates showed an improvement in growth to 1.7 percent amid improved economic activity in oil exporting and importing countries. Algeria registered a growth rate of 2.5 percent last year, Egypt with 5.3 percent, Morocco with 3.2 percent and Tunisia with 2.6 percent.

The World Bank has warned of the dangers facing the region, which can discourage growth, as conflicts can escalate and lead to greater damage to income and economic activity, not to mention health and social well-being.

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Parliamentary economic reveal the most prominent amendments to the budget expected
1/8/2019



Baghdad: Sumer News
The parliamentary committee on investment and economy, on Tuesday, the most prominent amendments to the budget law, noting that the draft budget law will be presented to the parliament during today’s session.

Committee member Nada Shaker Jodat said in a press statement that "the House of Representatives may discuss the details of the draft budget law in today’s session of the amendments made to it."

"The weighted changes in the budget law will be a significant budget cut due to global oil prices as well as reducing the deficit and lowering the oil price estimates in the law," she said.

The MP for the construction alliance Charter Hamidi revealed in a previous statement to the / information /, talks within the parliamentary finance committee to reduce the price of oil estimated budget by 25%.

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Parliamentary finance announces the hosting of most of the officials of the ministries before the adoption of the budget
1/8/2019



Baghdad: Sumer News
The parliamentary Finance Committee decided on Tuesday to host most of the officials of ministries, bodies and presidencies to discuss their budgets by a series of meetings before the budget is submitted to vote, indicating that the price of oil is still fixed at $ 56 a barrel.

"The Finance Committee held a meeting today to discuss the budget and proposed amendments to it," Committee member Siham al-Aqili said in an interview.

She added that "the Committee decided to host the majority of officials of the ministries of state and bodies and presidencies to discuss budgets by two ministries at each meeting," noting that "today’s meeting hosted the Minister of Culture to discuss the allocations and budget of the ministry and make the required adjustments."

"Future meetings will witness the hosting of officials of the Ministries of Interior, Defense, Electricity, Oil, Trade and Transport, the Information and Communications Commission, the presidency of the Republic and ministers."

"The price of a barrel of oil in the budget of 2019 is still fixed at $ 56 and 12% share of the region," noting that the Committee is still considering the proposals submitted by members and blocks amendments made.

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The Iraqi parliament is failing to complete the government lineup
1/8/2019

BAGHDAD, Jan. 8 (Petra) – The Iraqi parliament on Tuesday failed to vote on the remaining ministers of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The deputy in the Iraqi parliament, Ahmed al-Shammari: The presidency of the parliament adjourned the meeting to Thursday, without reasons.

He said the parliament session had been postponed for two weeks.

It was scheduled to be resolved the rest of the remaining ministries; defense, interior, justice, education, but the decision to lift the meeting prevented it, considering that the postponement failed to parliament for not completing the government lineup.

Al-Shammari attributed the reasons for lifting the meeting because there is no agreement between the blocs on the choice of ministers, specifically the Ministries of Defense and Interior.

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Deputy: allocate 50 billion to apply Article 140
1/7/2019

A deputy for the Kurdistan National Union bloc announced the allocation of 50 billion dinars to implement Article 140 in the draft federal budget law for the year 2019.


MP Mariwan Nader said in a televised statement that the draft federal budget law for the year 2019 included the provision of 50 billion dinars to implement the constitutional article 140, returned that "a positive signal because the previous budgets did not include any allocations to Article 140."


He added that "Article 140 needs during the current year 420 billion dinars to end the stage of compensation for the injured, but was allocated 50 billion dinars only."


He added that "this will lead to delay the end of the stage of compensation for those affected," noting that "the compensation includes all the components affected by the demographic change operations carried out by the former regime in the areas cut off."

https://www.sotaliraq.com/2019/01/07…%AF%D8%A9-140/