Millionday Roundtable 11/11/13
[millionday] here we go Met with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in the headquarters of the ministry November 11, 2013, Mr. Hughes Mincarrila Executive Director for the Middle East in the Department of Foreign Relations and European Head of Mission of the European Union the Yana Hapaschkova Ambassador in Baghdad.
During the meeting, they discussed the partnership agreement between Iraq and the European Union to strengthen relations of cooperation, especially in the fields of politics and security in the fight against terrorism as well as human rights issues, and expressed his delegation expressed appreciation for the role that provided by Iraq to receive Syrian refugees, stressing their willingness to provide assistance in this area.
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During the meeting also discussed the review of relations with the European Union, according to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed by Iraq with the European Union last year and the application of the Convention was formed three committees on energy, trade, human rights and support democracy. And held Committees on Energy and Commerce of their work in Brussels during the month of October and now hold the Commission on Human rights and democracy support meetings in Baghdad.
[millionday] Within the mechanics of the implementation of the partnership agreement Cooperation Committee will be held problem of agents Iraqi ministries and officials in Union prepare for Aajtmaa of the next ministerial committee in early next year in Brussels with Baroness Catherine Ashton on Foreign Relations in the European Union.
It also touched on the Minister of the developments of the Syrian crisis and Iraq's desire to support the efforts of the envoy common Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, for a conference Geneva 2 for peace, stressing that this conference is an important opportunity to reach an agreement for the political transition process, it should be on all sides in the forefront of the Syrian opposition constructive engagement without conditions preconditions and negotiate the future of the country.
The Mr. Mincarrila visiting mission to Iraq at the head of a delegation including head of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran, as well as the official file of Iraq, and a representative of Human Rights in the Department of Foreign Relations to hold a meeting of the Commission on Human rights and support democracy, the delegation held several technical meetings with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and multilateral and Mr. Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee and President of the Department of Europe and the Director of the office.
[millionday] this is about the activation of the strategic framework with the EU they are meeting of course on its activation brb with more in iraqi news
[millionday] Let us never forget those who shed their blood and their sweat and their tears so we can live in our sanctuary of freedom. Soldiers of the United States, corporals to generals, should always be given the highest respect from citizens and politicians living under the flag of the United States.
Today we salute you the US soldier here with us today and those who have passed. May our countrymen never forget the price paid for freedom brb with more
[millionday] Met with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in the headquarters of the ministry November 11, 2013 Mr. Nikolai miles of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN mission (UNAMI) in Iraq.
During the meeting, they discussed the most important issues of common interest between Iraq and the United Nations, through the minister expressed appreciation for the efforts undertaken by the international mission to help all parties to reach an agreement and approval of the Law of the next parliamentary elections in 2014, stressing the importance of efforts to conduct a census of the country, that it will contribute to solving a lot of controversial issues.
Also addressed the meeting to talk about the evolution of the relationship with neighboring countries and the integration of Iraq with its surroundings, as well as the results of the recent visit of Turkish Foreign Minister to Baghdad for the normalization of political and diplomatic relations between the two countries in the light of the roadmap has been agreed upon between the parties.
The meeting also reviewed international efforts to hold a conference Geneva 2 for peace in order to reach a peaceful solution to end the crisis in Syria. The meeting was attended by Mr. Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and multilateral Mr. Chairman of the Department of Europe and the Director of the Bureau.
[millionday] meetings meetings and then a meeting brb with more
[millionday] Counting the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers on the Keywords draft new unified pension law that is currently in the House of Representatives and one of the best laws in the world.
A source in the Office of Media and Government Communication from the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers on the Keywords "morning", saying: "The draft law on retirement new unified is one of the best retirement laws in the world in terms of the equation calculating pension new that will make the pension close to the salary which was received by the employee during the service in order to keep pace with the rising cost of living, which will take into account annual inflation rates to modify the pension.
[millionday] The source added that "the Secretary-General stressed that the law raise the level of pension for all retired old and new and expanded covered him to include the owners of professions and trades and self-employed, even if it is an individual one," noting that the bill himself among the majority of the world in the calculation of pension for state posts all including the presidencies, ministers and agents, advisers and special grades with the same rules and conditions and the amount of pension entitlement on the same foundations adopted for the calculation of pensions for employees in the state.
According to the source, the secretary-general explained that the new draft law granting the right of the employee request assignment to retire when it meets minimum service pension amounting to 15 years, regardless of age, as well as
[millionday] increasing the proportion of indemnity to become a salary of 12 months instead of 6 months, confirming that such a law to achieve justice and balance in pensions after the abolition of laws all, especially, which was granted a pension equivalent to 8 percent of the salary and the original allocations without taking into consideration the length of service,
noting that this law will reduce state expenditures due to the application of those regulations until Ministers and those with special grades and without them, the adoption of the value of the salary without allowances with the availability of service availability requirement of not less than 15 years old.
millionday] Secretary-General stressed that the Council of Ministers is looking to pass the bill by the House of Representatives as soon as possible, and to consider the public interest and aspirations of the masses to the approval, as it is, and despite the result from the application of this project from the effects of material on the head, deputies and cabinet members,
but the council expressed welcomed and its interaction with the project, and the percentage of the vote in the affirmative for the project by 80 percent. He concluded by saying that "the Council of Ministers will continue until the reform steps to achieve justice and to remove disparities and excellence and retrenchment among all classes, as steps will be taken in this regard in the near future.
[millionday] so the retirement law is supposed to be the best they have ever had and it is the most fair --- a nominal rate brb with more
[millionday] The independent said//j. Franck, that there is a possibility for the House to pass the controversial laws, including the law of the Federal Court, by way of one cart before the end of the current parliamentary session.
In a statement, said Franck (News Agency): there is a possibility of the controversial package of laws passed because of the pressure on the Council to adopt the law on parliamentary elections and succeeded, adding: this scroll will be an incentive to pass other laws such as the public financial budget retirement and after the political parties law and the Federal Court in addition to the oil and gas that did not get a majority.
[millionday] And: If you agree to these laws could be passed in a single basket, noting that laws will be posted for the next parliamentary session due to the lack of agreement.
The House voted on the draft law on parliamentary elections, after debate and discussion among Board members continued for several months because of disagreements on certain paragraphs, while some blocks and components, the country is not satisfied with the amendment, and threatened to resort to the Federal Court of appeal
[millionday] that is the 17th of this month by what i have read -- nice -- basket
millionday] now this is a great report economic expert considered Bassem Jamil Antoine said it is still too early to Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization.
Said Antoine for "tomorrow's Press," that "Iraq is going the right way about the openness of the economy, but to join the WTO is not the right option at this time," adding that "accession requires the removal of subsidies on food and fuel and the imposition of customs tariffs on all Imports and these things need to be a long time now Heta enter Iraq does not cause the organization to overwhelm the domestic economic situation. "
He added that "the way to Iraq is open and there is no need to speed up the completion of the requirements and conditions for the entry of the organization because Iraq will now benefit from the advantages of accession given the decline in GDP and the national economy's dependence on oil imports in the financial policy of the country".
The World Trade Organization has demanded Iraq new report on numbers supplied to the requirements of accession includes ten themes including oil and Supply, support and manufacturing.
millionday] this is an economic expert saying that accession may be too soon --- of course as we know this is up to the wto and the entire organization but
[millionday] what they are saying here is that the market may not be as matured as they want it to be to enter active membership -- however the compliance they have met through training will decide
[millionday] as we know they have been in training all year and the date about accession is dated december 31st
[lorijeanmarshall] millionday Wilber was saying earlier that until the imports/exports are better off, that they will not join.
[Imperator] Accession will speed up maturation
[lorijeanmarshall] what are your thoughts on that?
millionday] the import/export will come from many trade agreements but many with the organization the wto is the world trade organization -- know that this is what will come from joining -- contracts and import/export agreements -- within the organization is what i meant
[lorijeanmarshall] millionday That's what I thought but wasn't going to argue about it. Now one more question if I may.....?
[millionday] sure go ahead hun