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Committees' recent meetings - 14 January 2021

The Culture Committee is trying to implement an agreement between Parliament, the KRG and civil society organisations on collaborative work to strengthen democracy and foster social stability. The Women's Rights Committee met with two organisations that carried out research on sexual harassment in the workplace. 

Committees' recent meetings - 13 January 2021

Committees scrutinized the KRG's changes to taxation, the use of local oil refineries for meeting local needs, discussed media legislation with the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate and drafting a bill on sports.     

Deputy Speaker Hawrami leads Parliament delegation to Soran and Rawanduz

Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami and several MPs on 11 January went to Soran and Rawanduz districts and held meetings with local authorities, political parties and Parliament’s branch office, to look into the legal, administrative and services problems in the area.

Committees' recent meetings - 9 January 2021

The Integrity Committee discussed the allegation that Aborland Company transferred 6 billion euros abroad; and discussed the Integrity Commission's request to raise the retirement age of five judges. The Martyrs Committee plans to visit each governorate’s directorate for martyrs’ affairs.

Legislative and Finance Committees prepare Bill on Sale and Lease of Public Assets for vote on 6 January

Parliament’s Legislative Committee and Finance and Economic Affairs Committee gathered on 5 January to review their final joint report on the Bill on the Sale and Lease of Public Assets in the Kurdistan Region.

Health Committee meets with directorate for medicines control and distribution

Members of Kurdistan Parliament's Health, Environment and Consumer Rights Committee on 4th January visited the Kurdistan Regional Government's directorate for medicines control and distribution.

Committees' recent meetings - 4 January 2021

Committees drafted their report to the Presidency on the recent demonstrations; congratulated Ms. Jamila Kakayi on her recognition by the UN; and looked into the lack of basic services for land in the Hasarok 8 area of Erbil.

Joint committee looks into protests in Slemani Governorate

21 December - At the request of Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency, a joint committee went to Slemani, Halabja, Garmian and Raparin and met with the public, administrations, political parties, security departments, and the families of those killed in the demonstrations. They went to the sites of the demonstrations.

KRG’s negotiators explain outcome of latest talks with Baghdad to Kurdistan Parliament

Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister Talabani told MPs, "We have agreed with the Iraqi government on the 2021 general budget and 12.67% has been set as the Kurdistan Region's budget," he said. "We are now waiting for the agreement to be passed and implemented in the Iraqi parliament."

Committees' recent meetings - 28 December 2020

The Municipalities Committee went to the Korean Village residential complex to hear the residents' complaints and demands;the Kurdistani Areas is deeply concerned by the Arabization of Palkana and Sargaran districts; the Peshmerga Committee's report on their activities is available to read online; and the Finance Committee discussed how the impact of the Iraqi Dinar devaluation on prices of goods should be mitigated.