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Order of business for sitting of 6 May 2020: MPs to propose legislation and resolutions, discuss measures for 2019-2020 academic year due to Coronavirus outbreak

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament calls MPs to a sitting on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 12 noon – the 3rd ordinary sitting of the spring session of the second year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term. The Presidency of Parliament announces the order of business of the sitting:

Parliament and KRG’s Baghdad negotiating team discuss Iraq’s decision to halt Kurdistan’s share of budget

Kurdistan Parliament MPs, led by Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, on 26 April met with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s delegation for negotiations with the Iraqi Federal Government. The negotiating team described the talks with Baghdad since late 2019 and Iraq's recent decision to completely halt Kurdistan's share of the budget. 

Kurdistan Parliament’s message on 32nd commemoration of the Anfal in Garmian

On 13 April the Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament and the Martyrs Affairs, Genocide and Political Prisoners Committee conveyed messages on the 32nd commemoration of the genocidal Anfal operations in Garmian.

Kurdistan Parliament sends best wishes to Christians for Easter

The Presidency of Kurdistan Parliament and the Religious Affairs Committee on 11 April conveyed their best wishes for Easter to all Christians in Kurdistan Region and around the world.

Kurdistan Parliament decides on work priorities, special committee to scrutinize Coronavirus measures and their impact

Kurdistan Parliament’s presidency and the heads of the parliamentary blocks held a special meeting on 4 April as the nation tackles the Corona virus outbreak and its consequences. They decided to scrutinize border points, food and medicine imports; to monitor the work of the special bodies tackling the Coronavirus outbreak; and to continue coordinating with the KRG on implementation of the Reform Law.

Parliament’s Presidency thanks Kurdistan Regional Government and public for response to Coronavirus outbreak

Kurdistan, the region, and the world are now in dire straits against the deadly Corona virus and in the face of its human and economic consequences. Since the outbreak of the disease in Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Parliament has been working through special committees and in cooperation with government agencies to tackle the contagious disease.

Parliament’s Presidency sends best wishes for Nawroz Kurdish New Year

Kurdistan Parliament’s Presidency on 21 March gave their best wishes for Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year, to people in all parts of Kurdistan and living abroad.

MPs pass the Law on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Parliament MPs on 4 March voted to pass the Law on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region. Eighty eight MPs voted in favour of the law.

Speaker Faiq opens spring session of Parliament, MPs hold second reading of anti-oil smuggling bill

Kurdistan Parliament Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq on 1 March opened the spring session of Parliament by setting out recent legislative achievements and future priorities. She then presided over the second reading of the Bill on Combating Smuggling of Oil and Oil Products in Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Parliament honours Mulla Mustafa Barzani on 41st anniversary of his death

The Kurdistan Parliament on 1 March commemorated the 41st anniversary of the death of Kurdish leader Mulla Mustafa Barzani. Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq, Deputy Speaker Hemin Hawrami, Secretary Muna Kahveci, MPs of all the political parties and Parliament staff attended the commemoration.