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Tishwash: 80% of them have been decided .. Voting on the budget is approaching and limited to a very soon date

On Friday, MP Mudhar Al-Karawi signed the vote on the 2021 budget next week.

Al-Karawi said in a press statement, that “the 2021 budget has reached good stages after settling more than 80% of its important chapters by the Parliamentary Finance Committee, which is expected to be presented to the House of Representatives for a vote next week.”

Al-Karawi added, “The most complex problem that has not yet been resolved is the file of the Kurdistan region’s entitlements in light of the variation in the narration regarding its treatment, but the meetings are continuing and we hope to reach solutions that lead to the budget move to the voting stage.”

He pointed out that “fundamental changes have been placed in the budget, the most important of which is to reduce public government spending and conduct transfers of funds between doors.”  link

Tishwash:  Parliamentary Finance: We have reduced the fiscal deficit in the 2021 budget to 35 trillion dinars

The Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, on Thursday, the reduction of the fiscal deficit in the draft general budget law for the year 2021 to 35 trillion dinars, while confirming that next week will witness the vote on the budget.

Committee member Jamal Cougar said in a press interview, “The Parliamentary Finance Committee raised the price of oil in the General Budget Law for 2021 from 42 to 45 dollars per barrel,” noting that “this measure contributed to reducing the deficit percentage in the budget law.”

He added, “The Parliamentary Committee has removed unimportant amounts while reducing unnecessary expenditures in some articles of the budget law,” stressing that “the decrease in the financial deficit in the budget law has reached 35 trillion dinars.”

Cougar added, “Next week will be the date for the vote on the budget bill    link


Cutebwoy:   Parliamentary Finance: The budget will be ready for voting next Monday

Economy News _ Baghdad

The Parliamentary Finance Committee clarified, on Friday, that all the difficulties that went through auditing the country’s general budget, except for the share of Kurdistan, have been overcome, pointing out that next Monday’s session in which the budget will be ready for voting, especially after a meeting that will be held tomorrow between the leaders of the political blocs and the committee.

“The budget is currently in its recent negotiations, and most of the financial allocations have been agreed upon, except for the share of the Kurdistan region,” said a member of the committee, Representative Jamal Cougar, in a press.

He added, “The next meetings of the committee will discuss non-oil revenues such as collection and income taxes such as mobile phone taxes and others.”

Cougar stressed, “Next Monday’s session will be the budget ready to vote pending the completion of the meeting of leaders of political blocs with the Finance Committee in order to agree to pass it and determine the proportion of the Kurdistan region in it.

Parliamentary Finance: The budget will be ready for voting next Monday


Tishwash:  Next week, the Kurdish delegation will return to Baghdad to complete the talks on oil and the budget

Informed Kurdish sources revealed, on Thursday, an agreement within the regional government to return the negotiating delegation to Baghdad next week to resume discussions with the federal government, and the source said, in an interview with Mawazine News, that “it was agreed today and during the meeting of the Prime Minister The region, Masrour Barzani, with the Kurdish delegation negotiating, to return to discussions with the federal government on the issues of oil and the general budget during the next few days. ”

He added, “During the meeting, the latest developments regarding the course of the talks with the federal government were presented,” noting that “the negotiating delegation stressed the need for discussions with the federal government to continue, with the aim of reaching an agreement that guarantees the rights and financial dues for the Kurdistan region under the constitution.”
The Kurdish negotiating delegation will return to Baghdad next week to resume talks with the federal government.   link

Mot:  If you’ve ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this!

Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall.. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business

He asked the guy, “How much money do you make a week?”

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, “I make $400 a week. Why?”

The CEO said, “Wait right here.” He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, “Here’s four weeks’ pay.

Now GET OUT and don’t come back..”

Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, “Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here?”

From across the room a voice said, “Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.”