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DESSERT RECORDING 3-27-19

Wednesday Night KTFA Dessert CC

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Don961:  Proposed Introduction to Economic Reform

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Dr.. In the name of Brahimi

The topic of the search for possible solutions to overcome the economic problems experienced by Iraq and the need to overcome the current crisis, which can be summarized by atheism and corruption are the most prominent topics that are talked about in the academic circles of economic and even political elites and officials and always.

However, the failure to solve this problem (composite) has several reasons can be discussed by asking some questions, including: Can the economy develop independently of the problem of corruption?

If this is possible, is Iraq capable of diversifying and restructuring the economy? Where should we begin? And when?

To answer these questions, we see that the problem of corruption is usually presented in a way that is difficult to apply either because it is purely theoretical or because it is not possible because it needs realistic data beyond the current reality and its limitations that restrict everyone from the first day to form any government.

It should be noted that studies have shown that weak governance and corruption affect low growth and investment in various forms and public revenues and lead to higher levels of inequality and exclusion

On the other hand, improving the country’s degree of corruption and governance indicators by moving from the bottom to the middle is linked to a 2 percent increase in the ratio of investment to GDP and an increase of 0.5 percent or more in annual per capita GDP growth Also.

As for unilateral economic solutions, they are numerous, but they all need the political will and the force of law enforcement to implement them, which is a prerequisite for their success. Otherwise, talk about diversification and attempts to achieve a difficult challenge is not possible, but this does not prevent serious attempts For access.

We believe that the gate of economic reform of the public budget, can be a very important start in it, and the proposed pillar of this reform is based on the transition to the medium-term fiscal targets in the budget, And this pillar can include other sub-axes contribute to achieve such as transparency of the budget and credibility of public finances and sustainability of public debt and the empowerment of the private sector

Finally, it must be said that the economic policies in Iraq need high coordination, otherwise the unilateral action can disrupt the goals set for each policy or lead to conflict Among them.  link

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Samson:  A working group of ministers to discuss cooperation between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq

2019/3/27 16:49

Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha Medbouli hailed the results of the three-way summit hosted by Cairo and brought together President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Adel Abdul Mahdi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

Medbouli stressed that this high level of consultation reflects the desire of the three countries to integrate each other in strategic and economic interests, enhance cooperation and coordination in various fields, and consolidate views on issues of common concern.

The Egyptian Prime Minister pointed out that a working group of concerned ministers will be formed to discuss the cooperation programs between the three Arab countries, whether related to electricity linkage experiments or projects in the housing sectors and transport networks in order to activate these programs quickly and implement them.

He pointed out that the High Joint Committee between Egypt and Iraq will be held at the end of next April, where it is now prepared for these meetings, and the two sides agreed to agree on a specific number of projects for approval during the Supreme Committee and put it into practice.   LINK

Samson:  Arrest warrants against the inmate and travel ban for Nineveh officials

2019/3/27 15:13

The Ninewa Court of Inquiry on Integrity Issues issued a warrant for the arrest of the governor, Nawfal Al-Aakoub.

According to the memo issued by the court, members of the judicial control and all police officers are authorized to arrest the accused,” (Wafel Sultan Hammadi al-Mohammad), the former governor of Nineveh, who currently lives in Arbil, according to article [340 BC]”  The Court of Appeal of Nineveh, A provision to prevent the scourge, and 7 officials in the province to travel.

The House of Representatives voted during its regular session, last Sunday, the removal of the governor of Nineveh Nofal Aakoub and his deputies, at the request of the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi.  The governor of Nineveh article, May, Tuesday, sent a letter to the three presidencies and the provincial council, attacked The Ninewa cell, and stressed the right to exercise his functions until the election of a new governor.   LINK

Samson:  Trump calls for the Americans to return to the moon by any means possible

27th March, 2019

Announced that US Vice President Mike Pence , that President Donald Trump, instructed the US space agency “NASA ” to send people to the moon during the five years to come” in any way possible.”

“Under the guidance of the president (Donald Trump), the goal of the current administration and the United States of America is to bring American astronauts back to the moon in the next five years,” Pence said at a session of the US National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama.

Pence, who runs the National Space Council and oversees US space policy, said Trump “instructed NASA and its commander, Jim Brydenstein, to do it by any means possible.”  “The United States will be the first superpower to send people to the moon in the 21st century,” he said, adding that “the first will be a woman and will be followed by a man, and will fly with a US missile and American territory.”

NASA had previously targeted US astronauts back to the moon by 2028.  American astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in history in 1969.   LINK