Parliament votes on the decision on the presence of foreign troops in Iraq .. What is it?
3/1/2018

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted on a resolution calling on the government to set a timetable for the departure of foreign forces.

Local media reported that "the Council of Parliament voted on the text of the resolution includes an invitation addressed to the federal government to set a timetable for the departure of foreign forces of Iraqi territory."

He added that "the Council also voted to consider the district of Baaj, and its villages, and the area of ​​Tal Abata and its villages, a disaster area, and consider the area of ​​Ayadiyah in Tal Afar area affected, and consider the districts of Anbar province, which is from him, Rawa disaster areas.

The parliament also voted on a resolution calling on the government to put in place effective mechanisms to implement the youth support project, in addition to voting on a resolution calling on the government to reschedule the loans granted to farmers and stop the cumulative benefits.

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The lifting of the voting session on the budget to Saturday because of the imbalance of the quorum
3/1/2018

The Voice of the House of Representatives, Thursday, on 12 articles of the Federal Budget Law for the current year, also kept its open and decided to resume on Saturday, following the imbalance of the quorum.

The House of Representatives held on Thursday, its 13th session of the current legislative term under the chairmanship of the President of the Council Salim al-Jubouri and the presence of 170 deputies.

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Postponement of the vote on the federal budget law to next week
2/28/2018

MP of the Finance Committee MP, MP Massoud Haider, said that the vote was postponed on the federal budget law for 2018, pointing out that the three presidencies will meet tomorrow to discuss the final version of the law.

In a press statement, Haidar said that the vote on the budget law for 2018 was postponed to next week, pointing to the presence of a meeting of the three presidencies tomorrow, noting that "the budget will be postponed to next week because tomorrow will see a meeting of the three presidencies for dialogue and discussion on the final wording For the budget,

especially with regard to the benefits of the Kurds or their allocations, "adding that" the parliamentary finance committee reached final consensus in most of the demands, except provided by representatives of the Kurdish component.

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Parliamentary Finance announces the completion of the final version of the budget
2/27/2018


BAGHDAD / Al-Ghad Press:
A parliamentary source said on Tuesday that the Finance Committee has completed the final version of the budget law and will be included in the meeting on Wednesday.

The source told "Al-Ghad Press" that "the parliamentary finance committee has completed the final version of the draft budget bill 2018," pointing out that "will be included on the agenda of the Council to vote on Wednesday."


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Parliamentary Finance reveals the addition of eight paragraphs of the budget and the amendment of 4 articles and set the date of voting
2/19/2018

A member of the parliamentary finance committee Hossam al-Aqabi said on Monday that "daily meetings are continuing to make some amendments to the law of the general budget," stressing that his committee "will submit the draft law to vote within one week .

""The financial committee voted in its meeting held on Sunday to cancel one of the paragraphs of the budget law related to the deduction of 3.8% of the salaries of employees and retirees," he said, adding that "eight new paragraphs will be added and four Materials on the draft budget bill by the parliamentary finance .

"He explained that "the rate of transfer and reduction will be few in the budget this year compared to previous years because of the financial crisis experienced by Iraq," stressing that "the taxes set by the government raised from non-oil revenues to about 600 billion dinars of its total size of 13 trillion dinars ".

"The non-oil revenues obtained from the budget for the year 2017 exceeded 13 trillion dinars after it was planned by 12 trillion dinars ."He concluded that "points of contention with the Kurdish forces are waiting to discuss with the Prime Minister to agree on them ."

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A meeting is expected for the three presidencies this week to discuss the budget

2/17/2018

The House of Representatives ended the reading of the two laws
Baghdad / Sabah / Omar Abdul Latif
The three presidencies have set a meeting date for this week to discuss three files, most notably the budget this year, as well as the results of the Kuwait Conference and the relationship between the Center and the region.

And while the House of Representatives resumed on Thursday, Headed by Salim al-Jubouri, during which he concluded the first reading of the laws of the Iraqi Programmers and Traffic Syndicate, the MP of the faction of parliamentary wisdom, Hassan Khalati, expected that everyone would eventually reach an agreement to pass the budget within the minimum level of consensus.

The legal adviser to the President of the Republic, Amir Kanani, in an interview for "morning": "The meeting of the three presidencies will be presented in the most important issues on the domestic political scene in addition to what they see the personalities of the meeting," explaining that "the Speaker of the House Salim al-Jubouri recommended the inclusion of discussion budget General of this year within the schedule of the meeting of the three presidencies. "

"The other file, which will be discussed by the meeting of the three presidencies, is the relationship between the center and the region to seek solutions to issues that are still stuck, such as airports, borders, salaries, etc., as well as discuss the developments in the political process related to the elections and review the most important events and highlight the results of (Kuwait International Conference) Reconstruction of Iraq. "

In the meantime, the statement of the Information Service of the House of Representatives, received by "morning", that the Council ended, at the beginning of its meeting, "the first reading of the proposed law of the Iraqi Programmers Association submitted by the committees of civil society and legal institutions, which came to attention to the segment of programmers to upgrade their level and support and development of this segment Defend their rights and keep abreast of technological developments. "

The Council completed the first reading of the draft traffic law submitted by the Security and Defense Committee for the purpose of regulating vehicle traffic rules, determining the parties responsible for registering them, determining conditions of safety and security, Violation and economic reality and identify those who have the power to impose the fine. "

On the other hand, Jubouri announced, according to the statement, "a meeting of the Presidency of the Council, which was discussed requests for interrogations provided and included on a daily basis within the meetings of the Council in the event of a quorum."

It was then decided to resume the session Saturday at 11 am.
And on the budget this year, the MP for the stream of wisdom parliamentary, Hassan Khalati, in a press statement, "The political districts of the sessions of voting on the budget may work to delay the adoption, but the outcome will not impede the passage, and everyone has the conviction and desire to pass the budget so as not to repeat the experience of the year 2014, "noting that" not pass it will weaken Iraq in the global economic spaces, which we do not want, especially in light of this difficult stage. "

He added that the budget has completed the first reading and was started in the second, so the provinces or differences that took place during the next stages will have a negative impact, but must pass the budget, "expected that" everyone reaches an agreement to pass the budget within the minimum limits of consensus. "

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Parliament reveals: This is why the parliament left its meeting open to Saturday left its meeting open to Saturday
2/15/2018


Baghdad / / .. The MP for the National Alliance Salim Shawki, on Thursday, the reason for keeping the House of Representatives open to next Saturday.

"The House of Representatives left its open to next Saturday for dialogue and debate on the budget," Shawki said for "the eye of Iraq News," stressing that "there is keenness of most blocs to pass the budget because the disruption is a loss for all provinces."

He added, a member of the parliamentary legal committee that "there is a rejection within the parliament for the percentage of 17% demanded by the Kurdish blocs in the budget of 2018, and the continued boycott of meetings by the Kurds, will not benefit anything."

A parliamentary source said on Thursday that the House of Representatives ended the first reading of the proposed law, while resuming its meeting on Saturday from next week.

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Parliament ends reading and discussing the budget law

2/14/2018

Jubouri reveals a session of the three presidencies to discuss the vote on
Baghdad / Sabah
The House of Representatives in its regular session of the 12th, which was resumed under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, read and discuss the report of the draft federal budget law for the year 2018.


A statement by the Information Department of the Parliament, received by «morning» that «At the outset of the meeting Jubouri on the proposal of the Finance Committee to hold a meeting of heads of parliamentary blocs with the Finance Committee to discuss the vote on the federal budget for the year 2018» stressing «keenness to take the observations of the parliamentary blocs on The budget, announcing a contact with the President of the Republic for a meeting of the three presidencies to discuss the issue of voting on the budget ».

The statement pointed out that «the Council has read the report and discuss the draft law of the federal budget of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2018 submitted by the Finance Committee».

In his comments on the bill, MP Ammar Tohme presented the final accounts of the previous budgets, proposing to adopt the principle of voluntary saving by increasing the interest granted to reduce dependence on foreign loans.

MP Hassan Khalati called for guaranteeing the rights of the oil-producing provinces, especially with a budget violation that did not explain the issue of allocation and distribution of 400 billion dinars, which was agreed to grant to the producing provinces, urging a recommendation to the government to encourage investment.

He noted that the adoption of the budget sends a positive message to the international community, especially with the meeting held in Kuwait to support the reconstruction of Iraq, calling for an increase in financial allocations to the province of Karbala according to the percentage of population on the principle of (visitor – dollars).

The deputy Ahmad Hama Secretary on behalf of the Kurdish blocs that the proportion of compensation of the staff of the province in the draft budget law has been reduced in a way to cover a large proportion of employees as the term provinces of Kurdistan is contrary to the Constitution as it suggests the unwillingness of the federal government to deal with the provincial government,

The Bureau of Financial Control with the branches of the Office of the control in the provinces of the province is another violation, indicating that the proportion of 12.67 for the Kurdistan region is inaccurate because of other figures.

The MP Salah al-Jubouri, the absence of the need to deduct the proportion of 3.8 employees and retirees, as well as the end of service bonus should be added to the budget items discussed with the Prime Minister on the liberated areas, including the payment of nominal salaries of employees after auditing the security and legal and transfer of powers to the provinces In accordance with Law 21 of 2008, in addition to granting loans to citizens whose homes have been demolished or damaged.

And demanded MP High Nassif to address the Ministry of Planning to know the population ratios of the provinces of Kurdistan in order to ensure their share in the budget.

MP Hassan Tauran urged not to neglect the strategic projects in the provinces, especially through Baghdad – Kirkuk.

For his part, MP Al-Zamili expressed surprise at ignoring the demands of the security services because they do not comply with the security demands, suggesting that they be added to the surplus of oil imports and adding functional grades to the interior, defense and anti-terrorism apparatus.

MP Arshad al-Salhi noted the existence of $ 46 million of the Kirkuk province’s quota went to the Kurdistan Regional Government.

MP Ahmed Jarba proposed an increase in the financial allocations to the liberated cities, especially Ninewa province because it is the second largest province after the capital Baghdad.

MP Mohammad Naji called for opening investment opportunities in the sectors of agriculture and industry and addressing unemployment because the budget is free of grades.

In turn warned MP Hanan al-Fatawi from the imposition of 10 percent tax on sales being burdensome citizen, as well as the importance of not deprive the employee’s right to the premium and promotion. MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum promised to reduce the fiscal deficit through loans a negative indicator of the budget law, pointing out the possibility of reducing the deficit by taking advantage of the difference in oil prices.

He urged MP Fratt Tamimi to reconsider the scheduling of agricultural loans and stop the cumulative benefits for three years.

And invited MP Awatif Nima to the distribution of imports of border ports to the provinces concerned in order to develop the reality of service and urban.

The MP Hamid al-Khudari that the current budget as its previous non-scientific and undeveloped, demanding justice in the budget between the provinces and according to population ratios, calling for job creation and opening the door of investment.

MP Abdel-Qahar al-Samarrai installed the owners of contracts and wages daily in the electricity and education and other service institutions in proportion to the population ratios in the provinces.

MP Abdul Karim Abtan stressed the need to pay the end of service reward and higher rank to the Iraqi army personnel at retirement, calling for increasing the financial allocation for the reconstruction of cities that have been subjected to military operations in addition to areas belt Baghdad and Jorf al-Nasr.

MP Ibtisam al-Hilali called for equalizing the salaries of the popular crowd with their counterparts in the interior and defense ministries, calling for increasing the allocations of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and covering the industry sector with loans granted to Iraq.

The MP Niazi Amaragoglu to the importance of providing financial allocations for the disbursement of compensation to the affected people in the district of Tuzhramato, based on the decisions of the House of Representatives after it was decided to resume the meeting until Thursday.

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Jubouri for {morning}: are keen to approve the budget by consensus
2/13/2018

BAGHDAD / Al-Sabah / Shaima Rashid revealed the Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri on Monday for the establishment of 100 lawsuits against the Parliament, noting that the federal budget for 2018, did not meet the constitutional and legal requirements, while pointing to the aspiration of Iraq to support and support friendly countries through active participation in the file re Stressed the need to activate all factors of stability in Kirkuk.

He said Jubouri, in a press conference in response to a question for "morning": "Parliament is keen to pass the draft budget law in accordance with the consensus, but delayed because of the problems that accompanied and prevented the achievement of consensus," noting that "the budget bill will be on the agenda of future meetings and Guidance in a technical discussion with the Prime Minister, involving the presidency of the Council and the Finance Committee and representatives of the provinces.

Jubouri pointed out that "the direction of Parliament at the moment is to cancel the retirement of employees in the budget of 2018," pointing out that "the revised budget did not include any of the amendments demanded by the political blocs."

"Jubouri said that" Prime Minister Haider Abadi, showed flexibility in discussing amendments to the federal budget law, while revealed the establishment of 100 lawsuits against the House of Representatives during the current session. "

He pointed out that the share of the Kurdistan region of the federal budget has not been resolved so far, "calling for" the allocation of 20 percent to cover the benefits of oil-producing provinces, "
Jubouri said that" the budget delayed access to the House of Representatives 49 days from the constitutional date, "pointing That "the people of the liberated provinces are demanding the disbursement of loans and salaries accumulated, and the MPs of Kurdistan have made many observations on the budget of 2018."

In another context, al-Jubouri said that the article concerning the person who proved corruption and included the amnesty should have been included in the paragraphs of the amendment of the election law, indicating that the presidency of parliament will discuss the matter with the Legal Committee to address it.

The speaker thanked Kuwait for hosting the Iraq reconstruction conference, pointing out that "the House of Representatives has contributed through the heads of four committees at the Kuwait conference."

"The water crisis requires our attention and the water committee has discussions now on the issue," he said.

On the other hand, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, during his meeting with Belgian Ambassador to Iraq Hendrik van de Wild, discussed "bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing them to the benefit of both sides."

He also reviewed the latest security and political developments in Iraq and the region, Liberated by terrorism. "

"Iraq is looking forward to supporting and supporting the friendly countries through the active participation in the reconstruction file, which the Belgian government is expected to play a large role in, through investments and in all
fields," Jubouri said.

"Efforts are being made to restore normalcy in the liberated cities to ensure a speedy return of displaced families living in tragic conditions in the shelter camps," he said, stressing the importance of continued coordination of international efforts to combat terrorism, a threat to all without exception.
For his part, the Belgian ambassador stressed "his country’s keenness to support Iraq and at all levels."

On the other hand, during a meeting with Sheikh Anwar Al-Assi, the Amir of the Abeed tribe in Iraq, the Speaker discussed the situation in the country, the reality of the liberated provinces, , And the provision of services and livelihood requirements for them. The meeting also dealt with the reality of Kirkuk security and the importance of providing a safe environment for citizens.

He stressed the necessity of activating all factors of stability in Kirkuk, and the imposition of security and protection of symbols of society from the criminal elements, and attention to the liberated areas of the province in terms of service and improve their standard of living,

"adding that" the safe environment is likely to give the opportunity to symbols tribes and community leaders to participate in Promote permanent stability and raise the level of trust between citizens and the state and achieve harmony and harmony between the components of society.

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Parliamentary call to pass the budget by "majority"

2/12/2018

.. Liked parliamentary bloc of advocacy, Monday, passing the general budget for the year 2018 by a majority, without the presence of Kurdish blocs.


The MP for the cluster Rasul Abu Hasna for "the eye of Iraq News," that "the Kurdish blocs is the main obstacle to the inclusion of the budget of 2018 on the agenda of the parliament, which fail every session," noting that "may pass the federal budget by majority if the Kurds continue to boycott sessions Parliament, and this majority is available. "


Abu Hasna added that "the budget can not be kept without approval, especially as this has a lot of negative factors on the Iraqi economic situation, and this is the House of Representatives seeks to approve the budget quickly."


It is noteworthy that the draft budget law is still stalled under the dome of Parliament, despite his arrival in the Council in late November, and revolves around major differences on them, which is the most prominent in the rights of oil producing provinces (petrodollar) and the Kurdistan region, as well as the reconstruction of liberated areas.

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