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Parliament’s Presidency congratulates teachers on 58th anniversary of Kurdistan Teachers Union

Kurdistan Parliament’s Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Secretary congratulated Kurdistan Teachers Union on their anniversary, and hoped for an end to the current economic challenges so that teachers' livelihoods can be improved.

Parliament votes on lifting immunity of four MPs; holds second reading on extending deadline for legislative proposals

The Kurdistan Parliament on 7 May held the second reading of a draft resolution to exceptionally extend the period that MPs can submit legislative proposals, due to the delay caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. They also voted on lifting the parliamentary immunity of four MPs who have been summoned by courts in various lawsuits.

Ministers explain strategies to mitigate impact of Coronavirus on school and university students

At the first Parliament sitting since the Coronavirus lockdown, MPs held the first reading of a draft resolution on extending the period that MPs can submit legislative proposals. The KRG Education and Higher Education ministers answered questions about how they are addressing the fallout from the pandemic on the current academic year.

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.