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Tishwash:  Iraq chairs an important meeting to remove its name from the European list of high-risk countries

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the participation of the delegation of the Republic of Iraq to the European Union in the technical meeting of the expert group concerned with removing the name of Iraq from the European list of high-risk countries in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing .

And the Iraqi Foreign Ministry stated – in a statement reported by the Iraqi “Alsumaria News” channel – that “Ambassador Abdul Karim Tohma Kaab, head of the Europe department, next to him, head of the mission of the Republic of Iraq to the European Union, Ambassador Sadiq Al-Rikabi, and Deputy Head of Mission, Minister Plenipotentiary Fadel Al-Rahim, chaired a technical meeting that was held In the Belgian capital, Brussels.

The Iraqi team concerned with removing the name of Iraq from the European list of high-risk countries in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing and the European team concerned with this file in the European Commission and the Department of External Action .

The technical team presented – according to the statement – “a review of the achievements of the Iraqi system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the latest developments in the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws, the types of supervisory authorities and their work as the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Council, the Committee for Freezing Terrorist Funds, institutions concerned with combating organized crimes, and the judiciary.” And the most important achievements of Iraq under the first national strategy to combat money laundering and terrorist financing for the period (2017-2020).

Then, “the observations and inquiries of the European side were discussed regarding the information provided by the Iraqi side regarding criminalization laws, the number of convictions, the type of penalties for perpetrators of money laundering and terrorist financing, banks’ procedures for due diligence for customers and international cooperation in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing .”

At the conclusion of the meeting, Ambassador Abdul Karim Tohme Kaab affirmed Iraq’s aspiration to remove its name from the European list of countries with risk in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing, especially since Iraq has met all (FATFstandards and provided the European side with all the documents it requested, which proves that it meets all European standards

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Tishwash:  Al-Kazemi (number one) among the candidates to head the new government at the Najaf meeting

It has become known to most of those who are familiar with the behind-the-scenes nominations for the new government and its next president. Al-Kazemi is considered the name that bears (No. 1) among all the candidates for this position, and the reasons for this distinction are many, including that the man is accepted internally and externally, and there is no He was objected to by the Iraqi political, religious, or popular circles..

Therefore, his name has become at the forefront of the candidates, as an informed source from the State of Law coalition revealed that Najaf called for an important and urgent meeting that includes the leaders of the political blocs of the Shiite component, indicating that the meeting In the office of the religious authority, Ali al-Sistani, with his son, Muhammad Reda al-Sistani, indicating that this meeting includes the forces of the coordination framework on the one hand and the Sadrist movement on the other.

The source, who preferred not to be named, said that “the meeting is taking place today, and it aims to come up with a single bloc that brings together all the political forces of the Shiite house.”

He added, “It is possible that the meeting will come out with one consensus, even if it remains as it is in two separate blocs, but there will be agreement on specific constants, in addition to resolving the issue of the prime ministership.”

The source explained that it is “likely to agree that the position of the presidency of the Council of Ministers will not come out of the coordination framework,” noting that “there are a number of names of personalities proposed to occupy this position, led by Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Nuri Al-Maliki, in addition to Asaad Al-Eidani, Muhammad Shia Al-Sawadni, and Adnan Al-Zurfi, Hassan Al-Kaabi, Jaafar Al-Sadr, and Nassar Al-Rubaie.   link

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Tishwash: A legal interpretation of the meaning of the caretaker government, its validity and the constitutional duration of its work

Legal expert Ali Al-Tamimi explained, on Friday, the meaning of the daily caretaker government, its validity and the constitutional duration of its work.

Al-Tamimi said in a blog post, which was followed by “Nass” (October 22, 2021), that “the daily caretaker government is a government that lacks powers for the purpose of carrying out some necessary work.”WhichThey are usually in the transitional phases, the elections phase, or an emergency phase, and they are not entitled toDeciding on important and crucial matters according to the theory (the continuation of public utilities), because people’s issues cannot be disrupted, as the state cannot stop, and these actions do not expose the government to political consequences due to the absence of Parliament.

He added, “This is what is meant by these actionsIt is the normal that is non-deterministic and by which life does not stop, and the constitution specified this period at 30 days in articles 61 and 64, and most of the world’s constitutions specified that30 days, as in Germany and South Africa. The period should not be long, except within the limits of the national interest.

He pointed out that “the oversight of the daily caretaker government is from the administrative judiciary, where its decisions can be appealed before it,It’s called a narrow appeal.”

He explained, “The caretaker government does not have the right to propose amending the constitution, enacting laws, concluding agreements or entering into them, not even contracts with states or appointments to special grades, or in short, every work that needs parliamentary oversight… It is a government that is already finished with the end of the parliament from which it came. “.

And he indicated that “what businesses have the right, for example, to sign contracts between ministries, to withdraw an amount for the payment of salaries, so their range is only one month.”

He pointed out that “he may question the caretaker government if it exceeds the limits of its work from the judiciary or the next parliament in accordance with articles 329 and 240 of the Penal Code  link

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