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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.

Committees' recent meetings - 26 February 2020

In recent meetings Parliament' committees discussed the government's measures against the novel Corona Virus; the ant oil-smuggling bill; an electronic media bill; tax law and its implementation, amending the Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and the repatriation of Anfal victims' remains from southern Iraq mass graves.

Committees' recent meetings - 18 February 2020

In recent meetings Kurdistan Parliament's committees discussed eight bills and the decision to cancel conditional release for prisoners, met with the Higher Education Minister, and visited hospitals in Erbil. 

MPs debate financial dues owed to Kurdistan's farmers

The Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq on 30th January chaired the final sitting of the autumn session, at which MPs debated the financial dues owed to farmers in the Kurdistan Region. KRG Agriculture Minister Begard Talabani and Trade Minister Kamal Muslim answered questions from the MPs. 

Order of Business for 30 January, last day of autumn term: Debate on financial dues owed to farmers

The Presidency of the Kurdistan Parliament announces the order of business for the sitting of Thursday 30th January 2020 at 11 am – the 17th ordinary sitting of the autumn session of the first year of the Kurdistan Parliament’s fifth term:

KRG's negotiating team updates Kurdistan Parliament on talks with Baghdad on 2020 budget and oil

The Kurdistan Parliament held a sitting on 23 January to get an update from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s negotiating team on their talks with Iraqi Federal Government on the 2020 Iraq budget and oil. Dr. Galawesh Obeid Osman (KDP) discussed the need to establish a national counseling centre for children with developmental disorders and chronic conditions.

Committees’ recent meetings – 22 January 2020

Parliament's Health Committee held a workshop with experts on preparing the Bill on Healthcare Workers Rights and Responsibilities; the Agriculture Committee will look into the problems facing Kurdistan's beekeepers. 

Speaker Dr. Rewas Faiq sends Reform Law to President Nechirvan Barzani for enactment

Speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament Dr. Rewas Faiq has sent the Reform Law to the President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani.