In TNT 

Kaseyko1:  Hopefully, we’ll see something from Wed. to Sat. “Time will tell.”

JSL:  maybe this week will be the launching date for many of us to grow a little more in life, Hope So!

BigLou423:  Really be nice if someone would just go ahead down to the airport catch a flight to wherever the button is AND JUST PUSH THE GO RV NOW!!!

RVAlready:  Parliament is now saying the exchange rate will not change in this budget. If this happens, I believe US banks and UST could still exchange us, due to the long time line for payments and the rising oil price. This story could be another piece of disinfo from Iraq. I don’t put anything past these guys.

Tishwash:  Finance Committee submits a proposal related to Article 140 of the budget

The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, on Tuesday, the submission of a proposal to increase the allocations of Article 140 in the draft federal budget law for the year 2021.

Committee member Sherwan Mirza said, in a statement to Kurdish media: “We have submitted a proposal to the Parliamentary Finance Committee to increase the allocations of Article 140 in the draft federal budget law. For the year 2021 ”.

Mirza added, “The funds allocated to Article 140 in the budget amount to 12 billion and 800 million dinars, and these funds are few, so we presented a proposal to increase these funds in a way that covers the expenses of Article 140.”

He continued, “The proposal is under study in the Parliamentary Finance Committee, and we hope that it will be approved soon and that the funds allocated to Article 140 will be increased.”  link


Tishwash: The Independent Financial Committee: The Kurdistan Region’s share of the last remaining budget paragraphs

Member of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives Jamal Cougar confirmed that the committee has completed all the paragraphs of the budget, leaving only the share of the Kurdistan region.

“We believe that there is a political movement to reach a consensus that satisfies all parties to pass the budget,” Couger told the Independent reporter today.

And that the approval of the budget law is not in the hands of the government, but rather in the hands of the parliament, and it is determined to vote on it.

He stressed that the government needs to approve the budget quickly, indicating that it sent a formal request at its recently held session that it should expedite its legislation in the House of Representatives.



Tishwash:  Al-Kadhimi outlines “optimal” path to a sustainable Iraqi economy

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Monday that human energy investment is the “best way” to establish a sustainable future economy that addresses challenges and provides long-term prosperity.

“The latter chaired the first meeting of the Ministerial Council for Human Development in 2021, discussed a number of issues on its agenda and took decisions and guidance,” al-Kadhimi’s office said in a statement to Shafq News.

“The role of the state should be to establish human and material infrastructure for development and to make room for the private sector to play its role in accelerating the economy and creating jobs, which preserve the dignity of citizens and the future of their families,” al-Kadhimi said during the meeting.

“We will not reach real development without a systematic fight against corruption, which is establishing an exclusive approach based on influence and lawlessness, and producing a disturbing new state of class inequality,” he said.

“The government will continue to make difficult decisions, despite the political repercussions, and despite the potential public misunderstanding here or there, but the historical responsibility in which we found ourselves has made it imperative for us to take steps that will achieve the country’s strategic national interests,” al-Kadhimi said.  link


Tishwash:  Al-Abadi stresses to the US ambassador the need to keep Iraq out of conflicts

The leader of the Victory State Coalition, Haider al-Abadi, stressed to the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Toller, the need to keep the country out of conflict.

Al-Abadi’s office said in a statement received by the Tigris, that the latter “received in his office yesterday, Monday, the American ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Matthew Toller, to discuss strengthening cooperation between the two countries and the situation in Iraq and the region, and the importance of keeping him away from the conflicts in them, as well as the many challenges he is going through. The country is economically, financially and security-friendly. ”

Al-Abadi stressed, according to the statement, that “the stability of the region will be positively reflected in various fields on Iraq and the rest of the countries,” stressing “the importance of serious work in order to achieve this matter.”

He pointed out, “Iraq has many future entitlements and we are working hard to achieve what the citizen aspires to.”  link