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Parliament and KRG discuss Kurdistan Region's rights and responsibilities in Iraq 2021 Budget Law

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewaz Faiq on 12 April chaired a meeting with the KRG’s negotiating team with Baghdad, led by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, about the Iraq 2021 budget law and Kurdistan Region’s own budget bill.

Parliament passes Law on Protection of Local Products; votes to exclude Dr. Kazim Faruq from sittings until he apologizes for showing disrespect

Kurdistan Parliament on 31 March passed the Law on Protection of Local Products with 73 votes, held first readings of the Bill on the Electricity Ministry and the Second Amendments to the Law on the General Integrity Commission, and completed the second reading of the Bill on Conservation of Water Networks. MPs voted to exclude MP Dr. Kazim Faruq (New Generation) from sittings until he apologizes for disrespecting Parliament.

Parliament holds photography exhibition on late Dr. Rozh Nuri Shawes's life and career

The Kurdistan Parliament on 29 March held an exhibition of photographs of the late Dr. Rozh Nuri Shawes, the former speaker of Parliament who passed away in February.

Eighty-one MPs vote to end interpellation of KRG PM, Deputy PM and Finance Minister, reject call for motion of no confidence

The Kurdistan Parliament on 27 October sat for first readings of two bills on water, and MPs in the opposition further questioned in absentia the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister on cuts to government employees’ salaries. The opposition MPs’ bid to move to a motion of no confidence was rejected, with 81 of 91 present MPs voting that they were convinced by the Government’s answers and to end the questioning.

MPs question Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on key economic, political and reform issues

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 5 October questioned Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani and Finance Minister Awat Sheikh Janab in a lengthy sitting on the state of the region and the government’s policies. The KRG premier and his colleagues presented to MPs on the state of the economy, reforms, negotiations with Baghdad, combating the Coronavirus pandemic, and the situation in the Kurdistani areas outside the KRG administrative area. Mr. Barzani said that soon the Council of Ministers will give Parliament a detailed report on the progress made in implementing the Reform Law.

Speaker Rewas Faiq meets governors of Erbil and Slemani to discuss Coronavirus measures, impact on livelihoods

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewaz Faiq had separate meetings with the governors of Erbil and Slemani on 31 March and 1 April respectively, on the impact of the Coronavirus and the ongoing protective measures.

Kurdistan Region delegation’s meetings on third day of Munich Security Conference

The Kurdistan Region delegation at the Munich Security Conference, headed by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and accompanied by Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, on 16 February met with the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and Iraq, Canada’s Defence Minister, the UK’s National Security Adviser and other officials.

Kurdistan delegation's meetings on second day of Munich Security Conference

On 15 February, the second day of the Munich Security Conference, Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami accompanied Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his delegation to meetings with heads of government, ministers and parliamentarians.

Kurdistan Region delegation participates in Munich Security Conference

Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami accompanied KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and his delegation at the 2020 Munich Security Conference, where they met heads of government and other senior politicians.

Parliament committee announce their findings on the death of Majid Brahim

The Kurdistan Parliament committee that was formed to look into the death of Majid Brahim (also known as Majid Haruty), who died while detained by Erbil Security, presented the following findings on the case on 30 January: