Parliament hosts the Minister of Finance and discusses seven laws during the next two sessions Sunday 18 2012
Iraqi Council of Representatives
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
parliamentary source, Sunday, that the Iraqi Council of Representatives will host Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi and Chairman of Supreme Audit Abdul Basit Turki to discuss the final accounts for the current year budget 2012, will also discuss the first and second readings of the seven laws during meetings next two years.
source said in an interview "Alsumaria News", "The House of Representatives will host during its 33 of the first legislative term of the year legislative third to be held next Tuesday, (20 this November), Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi and Chairman of Supreme Audit Abdul Basit Turki to discuss the final accounts of the general budget , "noting that" the Council will discuss during the meeting the Israeli assault on Gaza. " added the source, who asked not to be named, said "the agenda of the meeting includes vote on the proposed law to amend the law to compensate victims who have lost part of their bodies by the practices of the former regime No. (5) for the year 2009, and the draft legal communications and informatics, and the ratification of the regulation of terms electronic signature in the field of electronic transactions in the Arab countries. "
The source added that "the agenda of Tuesday's session also includes the second reading of the budget bill the Federal Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2013."
The source continued that "Parliament will read during the session 34 which will be held on Wednesday, (21 this November), the first reading of draft laws, animal health, and the first amendment to the Law Fund agricultural lending to farmers and small farmers No. (28) for the year 2009, and the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on the Arab Organization for communication technology and information. " The source pointed out that "the agenda of the meeting on Wednesday also includes the first reading of the proposed law the third amendment to the provincial elections law and the province and district number (36) for the year 2008 as amended, and the second reading of the draft legal care of the disabled and those with special needs, and the resumption of the second reading of the budget law for the year next. "
The source explained that "Parliament will read a statement of the Commission on Integrity and constraints resolve lawsuits own body integrity." It is noteworthy that the presidency of the Iraqi parliament lifted, in the 12 of November 2012, the Council meeting of 32 to next Tuesday, with parliamentary source that the meeting saw the vote on the five bills and the first and second reading of the draft laws.
Haider Mulla: / Iraq / warns of economic disaster if it had not been re-independence of the Central Bank November 18, 2012,: 01/05/1434 AH time 3:25:28 PM
Warned the Iraqi List, "the country's economic disaster will, if not re-independence of the Central Bank of Iraq and an end to government domination which Tzbpt not stabilize the currency and the devaluation of the dinar because of the actions taken by the right of the central bank."
The spokesman said the official list Haider Mulla today: "The Iraq would face economic disaster, if not re-independence of the Central Bank," adding that the Iraqi market and the central bank have become suffer from the repercussions of government intervention work and that's what we warn him in the past, he says.
He explained: "The title by which targeted the central bank was high exchange rate of the dollar and the decline in the value of the Iraqi currency, but we find today that because of the actions taken towards the central bank, we have seen instability Fama Iraqi currency as reflected on the economic reality and the result reflected negatively community Iraq. "
He continued: "If measures are not taken professional stems from the concept of maintaining the mechanism and the independence of the central bank, this is Sindhir economic disaster possible that ravaging the country," adding that the dollar exchange rate before the crisis the central bank record 1189 dinars to the dollar, but things differed after raised from the action towards the central bank to score 1,240 dinars.
MP: Exchanging tense statements is strange and dangerous. 19/11/2012 09:23:00
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Etab al-Duri considered the exchange of tension statements between the State of Law coalition and the Kurdish leaders "very strange and dangerous."
She said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The exchange of accusations and media statements between Arab and Kurdish politicians exceeded reasonable limits and reached a dead end,"
She called Elders and wise men from both sides to "immediate intervene to avoid the consequences and put the foundations to resolve problems and take the political process and the country to safety."
She demanded political to get away from language of media escalation for the sake of Iraq and Iraqis, calling to "urgent appointment to the forthcoming national meeting to be held as soon as possible, to eliminate most of the problems between politicians."
Maliki and UN Advisor discuss elections and CH VII issues
Posted: November 19, 2012
Maliki: We seek to hold fair elections throughout Iraq and especially in Kirkuk
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Monday, the Iraqi government is striving to arrange fair and transparent elections throughout Iraq and especially in the province of Kirkuk, while the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations recent keenness to remove Iraq from under Chapter VII.
Maliki said in a statement on the sidelines of a meeting of the Representative of the United Nations, Martin Kobler his official office, today, and received “Alsumaria News” copy, “The government is striving to arrange fair and transparent elections throughout Iraq and especially in the province of Kirkuk.”
For his part, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations UN is keen to “remove Iraq from under Chapter VII,” stressing “the support of the United Nations for Iraq’s efforts in this area,” according to the statement.
The Iraqi Council of Ministers announced, (30 October 2012), for determining the twentieth day of April of the year 2013 date for the next provincial election is organized into a Region.
He called Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in (4 October 2012), the members of the Electoral Commission to hold provincial elections on time and failure to respond to the pressure, with members of the Commission expressed optimism about the possibility of the end of preparations for the local elections in the fastest time.
He visited the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Martin Kobler, (16 October 2012), the province of Kirkuk, and held a meeting with their portfolios Necmettin cream and head of the provincial council Hassan Turan and Turkmen group in the provincial council.
Has not seen Kirkuk provincial elections that took place during the year 2009 due to disagreements between its components, was formed provincial council after the fall of the former regime in April 2003, representatives of nationalities main four where taking into account the status of compliance for regulating the affairs of the province and fill the void administrative and legislative therein.
The province of Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, and a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Christians and the Sabians, leading the disputed areas addressed by Article 140 of the constitution, and while pushing Arabs and Turkmen towards claim management joint of the province, seeking Kurds to annex Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as, the Kirkuk suffers from the fragility of the security situation in light of the events of almost daily violence aimed at foreign troops and local civilians alike.
Noteworthy that the provincial elections held in 2009, in all parts of Iraq except Kirkuk and the Kurdistan region.
Economists: the investment process needs a solid legal environment Posted 19/11/2012 05:18 AM
Baghdad / follow Mashreq: – Despite the availability of investment opportunities in all sectors of the economy except that wheel investment in Iraq is still slow, for a variety of reasons, including related legislative aspects and other banking system and routine long prevailing in the state departments, what made investors reluctant to invest in the country .
Has confirmed a number of deputies and economic experts (of the Agency news) that overcome obstacles to investment requires a sober law facilitates investment operations and reduce red tape in reviewing departments and the presence of a banking system that works well in accordance with the regulations the Modern World.
Member of the economy and investment MP / National Alliance / Abdulabas Xiaa, said: that investment as a whole is a new subject on Iraq Valenhod it needs to several factors, including legal environment legislative sound and solid line with what exists of evolution in action the process of granting leave investment in the world without The existence of obstacles.
And added Xiaa although a good law for investment but when it is applied on the ground collide with many hurdles and obstacles, including Multi regard to land ownership and overlap between the provinces and ministries and the existence of the bureaucracy and complexities in the proceedings.
He added: must amend the investment law and add paragraphs remove some obstacles and facilitate the procedures of granting leave investment in order to attract investors to invest in Iraq, noting that the investor when he presents the request for a vacation, the process continues two years or more to be completed procedures for granting leave, which makes investors averse and resort to places Other attractive investment. The Iraqi government had announced earlier that Iraq agreed today to encourage foreign investment in it and provide all guarantees and requirements of success in it.
The economic expert on behalf of Jamil, confirmed the existence of many obstacles prevented advancement of the investment process in Iraq, including no legal environment despite the presence of investment law, but the law alone could not solve all the obstacles and barriers that stand in front of investors when they come to invest.
Jamil said the report issued by the World Bank put Iraq late mattresses between countries in the field of investment and select a number of obstacles that impede the investment process in the country, calling for the benefit of the recommendations identified by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to overcome obstacles and advancement of the investment process.
He added: that investment has a big role in the economic development of the country must encourage investment and corporate by removing all obstacles and amend legislation. According to the survey of companies conducted by the World Bank, pointed out that Iraq is ranked the 165 worst in the world to do business included the three largest obstacles in front of it: the lack of electricity and insurance instability and corruption.
In general, the Iraqi companies lose 22 percent of its sales because of what he describes as the World Bank weak investment climate, “which is much larger than the losses suffered by companies in Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. While select rapporteur of the committee of economy and investment MP / coalition of Kurdish blocs / Khalil Mahma , a series of obstacles that have made Iraq down in the area of investment, including the security situation and financial corruption and economic witnessed most of the state departments and the legislative rules repellents for investment and the difficulty of acquisition of land, in addition to failure of the banking system.
said Khalil must issue a bouquet of decisions and laws in support of investment and work on restructuring banking sector and make it a global system developed, in addition to solving the political problems and the fight against corruption to provide a safe environment for investors and encourage them to invest in Iraq.
Kuwait ready to resolve pending issues with Iraq: report November 19, 2012
BAGHDAD, Nov. 19 — Kuwait Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah said Kuwait is ready to end the outstanding issues with Iraq in accordance with the international resolutions issued after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990, an Iraqi official newspaper reported on Monday.
“The two countries have a genuine desire to end the problems caused by the invasion of Saddam’s regime to the State of Kuwait. Kuwait is ready to resolve those issues concerning the country,” the state-run al-Sabah newspaper quoted the Kuwaiti official as saying.
“Iraq committed to follow UN resolutions especially regarding reparation and will witness a qualitative leap in relations between the two countries,” al-Sabah said.
He said that there will be a meeting next month between the Prime Ministers Nuri al-Maliki and Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al- Hamad al-Sabah. The two sides intend to sign an “important bilateral agreement.”
In addition, the Joint Iraqi-Kuwaiti Action Committee will hold a meeting in Kuwait in March, which will be crucial for ending pending issues, he added.
The paper also quoted the Kuwaiti official as saying that the highest authorities of both countries agreed on a timetable to close the page of the past as well as build stronger relations than of before 1990.
The two countries recently made tangible strides that might contribute to solve the issues, including striking a 500 million dollars deal for the standoff with the Iraqi Airways, which prevented the Iraqi planes from flying to destinations in the West.
Observers see that such moves are helpful to ending the UN sanctions, which was known as “Chapter 7″ sanctions, imposed on Iraq after the 1990 invasion.
Close to Allawi: the outskirts of Erbil, Najaf seeking to meet again 01:27:19 / 11/2012
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki
Khandan - announced close to Iyad Allawi, said Maliki had to consult the Kurds regarding the composition of the leadership of the Tigris in order to avoid any confrontations, revealing to meet the Iraqi leader with the President of Kurdistan aims to hold a meeting of the parties to social Arbil and Najaf (the Kurds and the Iraqi and the Sadrists) to discuss what decisions can be taken regarding the current crisis.
The MP said the Iraqi List, Salem Daly in a statement to "Khandan" The events in the region Khurmato especially that Iraq is on the brink of the abyss, alluding to resort to infighting will hurt everyone.
He declared leader of the Iraqi List, said Nuri al-Maliki shirk of the promises they traveled does not respect his signature on the political agreements, noting that al-Maliki had to consult the Kurds regarding the formation of the Tigris Operations Command, especially as the Kurds is a key component of the Iraqi people.
And MP Salem Daly for the parties social Erbil, Najaf is now talking openly about that there is a risk for the emergence of dictatorship again in Iraq because of a lack of commitment Maliki promises and commitments, noting that there are efforts and moves to convene a meeting of leaders of social Arbil and Najaf to put an end to the actions of al-Maliki and speed up the enactment of a law to determine mandate of the three presidencies.