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    " Baghdad Bobs " Daily Report Tuesday February 19, 2013

    Urgent .. Majida al-Tamimi: resolving differences between Iraqi Kurdistan and the budget ready for a vote next Thursday
    Date: 02/19/2013 15:17:14 Tuesday

    Baghdad (news) .. confirmed member of the Finance Committee and a member of the Special Committee budget problem about Magda Tamimi, mini-agreement during the meeting of the leaders of the political blocs to resolve differences and the implementation of the demands of the Alliance of Kurdistan and the Iraqi budget.
    Tamimi said in a statement issued by its media office received Agency (news) copy of it: The budget now ready for a vote next Thursday, and on Wednesday will be brief to modify some of the numbers and modify printed.

    Tamimi said: that this matter means that an agreement has been reached on all the demands of the political blocs.
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    National Alliance and the Kurdistan agree to end the disputes over the budget law and the census

    Author: SSJ
    Editor: HH, RS
    2013/02/19 14:45

    Term Press / Baghdad
    Announced a coalition of state law, Tuesday, agreement alliances national and Kurdistan to pass the draft budget without reducing the share of Kurdistan annual ones, which amounts to 17%, and added that the two sides also agreed to hold a census in Iraq during the current year for the exact percentage of the population of the province of Iraq's population The deal on this basis and retroactively.
    The MP said the state law Haitham al-Jubouri that the "National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance agreed to resolve differences over the budget during the meeting held by the head of the state law, Khalid al-Attiyah held with heads of parliamentary blocs," adding that "the conferees agreed to continue to pay 17% of the budget for the region During this year 2013. "
    The head of the State of Law coalition in parliament Khalid al-Attiyah held a meeting today with the heads of blocs, the Iraqi and Kurdistan, and the Liberals, to discuss the agreement on the budget bill financial for the current year 2013, and re-assume Falah Shanshal chairman of the accountability and justice, after the abolition of House Speaker Osama Najafi meeting, which was scheduled for today.
    And between Jubouri that the agreement included "a census during the current year 2013 to determine the percentage of the population of the territory for the people of Iraq," explaining, "If share more will be reimbursed the government retroactively to the province differences budgets from the year 2003 and if less, the region will pay the Pather retroactive. "
    The Jubouri it was also agreed to "financing Peshmerga same previous version which includes granting advances to Peshmerga agreement between Maliki and Barzani," stressing that the parties also agreed that "the payment of dues to oil companies operating in the region the same mechanism that pays the dues to companies operating in the south ".
    The head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Osama Najafi decided, on Tuesday, to postpone the parliamentary session of the 12 of the second legislative term of the year legislative third scheduled for today, to vote on the budget bill financial year 2013, to next Thursday, for lack of a quorum because of continuing differences on the budget between the blocks .
    And decided to Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, the 11 of February 2013, suspend parliament sessions until consensus on the financial budget for the current year 2013, in the face of parliamentary committees to continue their work until a final version of the budget.
    The parliament failed in its the 11 of the second legislative term of the year legislative third session, on the seventh of February 2013, in the vote on the bill this year's budget, to make Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi open meeting, after the failure of heads of parliamentary blocs to reach a final agreement on a formula the law.
    The Kurdistan Alliance refused, in the 11 of February 2013, accused of obstructing the passage of a law of the financial budget for the current year 2013, accusing the party that drafted the law "to put obstacles in it," threatened not to vote on the budget where paragraphs "punitive and political" on the territory of Kurdistan.
    He expressed the Sadrist movement, in the 13 of February 2013, no objection to the allocation of 17% of the current year budget 2013, the Kurdistan region, but stressed the need for distribution by ratio of the population of the provinces, as called for Presidency of the Council of Representatives to "get away" from the political pressure in the adoption of the budget.
    The Iraqi List, announced, in the fourth of February 2013, they will refuse to vote on the current year budget being allocated amounts "fairy" to the prime minister, their two million and a half million dollars, while Re coalition of state law, the sixth of February 2013, describing the objection Iraqi List budget of the Council of Ministers for the current year "Speech Baelchenhna is not ethical," among that there is "a large number of circuits associated with the Cabinet, accusing Iraq of being" want to ignite resentment among the Iraqi people. "
    The Council of Ministers approved, on the fifth of November 2012, the budget year 2013 worth 138 trillion Iraqi dinars, while parliament announced, in the 26 December 2012, re-draft budget to the government to make amendments to it.
    The estimated value of Iraq's budget for 2013 b 138 trillion Iraqi dinars calculated based on the price of oil at $ 90 per barrel, and an export rate of two million and 900 thousand barrels per day.
    It is noteworthy that political sources and other parliamentary, attributed the mismatch on the draft budget, to raise political blocs its demands, it stated that the state law insists Set Session certain local governments and reduce the share of the Kurdistan region, the Kurdistan Alliance insists on increasing allocations Peshmerga and maintain the ratio Territory of the budget amounting to 17 percent, as well as the allocation of funds to oil companies operating in the region, and would require the Iraqi List, the census and non-interference central government in the affairs of local governments before agreeing on the budget, as well as increasing the price of a barrel of oil to neighboring countries, which is now $ 50, Sadrists insist on the implementation of the 25 percent of the surplus oil sales and distribution to citizens with passage of the Pension Act, while demanding citizen adoption of block grant university students and increase social welfare grant and made 250 thousand dinars as a condition for voting on the budget.
    It is noteworthy that the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil, which broke out during the (November of 2012), and that brought things between the two capitals to the limits of "brinkmanship" after Thrikema of heavy weapons and Thacidha within Kirkuk, their impact on the attitude of the coalition of state law to balance the Kurdistan region, But talk about the topic "eased" against the backdrop of escalating protests and sit-ins in the Sunni areas, which has made the "hawks" of state law influence "silence" tactical retreat, even while, in light of their position that "I do not envy him."http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.4.hathalyoum.net/iraqnews.php%3Faction%3Dsit%26cd%3D0%26sid%3D15709 9&usg=ALkJrhh4Aaaf43_7DKondzvka6NOfaSAiQ

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    Barzani heads to Moscow

    Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12:40

    Shafaq News / The Presidency of Kurdistan Region announced on Tuesday, that the region's president, Massoud Barzani left Erbil accompanied by a high-level delegation heading to Moscow on an official visit, before the expanded meeting to be held at the end of this month at his invitation.
    The statement of the Presidency reported for "Shafaq News", that "Barzani left on Tuesday accompanied by a high level delegation the capital Erbil, heading to Moscow on an official visit," adding that "the president of the region will meet senior Russian officials and will discuss a number of important issues with them relating to relations between Russia and Kurdistan Region and the political developments in Iraq and the region in general.”
    The statement said that "the accompanying delegation to President Barzani in this visit that will last for a few days comprising from the advisor of Kurdistan Security Council , Masrour Barzani , President of the region’s presidency office , Fuad Hussein, Minister of Natural Resources of the Government of the Region , Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Construction and Housing , Kamran Ahmed Abdullah , the official of Foreign relations department of KRG , Falah Mustafa in addition to a number of consultants”.
    It is scheduled that Barzani's visit to Moscow will be followed by an expanded meeting of Iraqi political parties that will be held in Erbil, at the end of this month according to an earlier statement to the presidency of the region.http://www.shafaaq.com/en/news/5232-barzani-heads-to-moscow.html

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