Tag: Iraq

EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

EU regional Trust Fund in response to #Syria crisis – new projects worth €122 million adopted for refugees and local communities in #Jordan, #Iraq, and #Turkey

| December 17, 2018

The EU Trust Fund has adopted projects worth €122 million to support access to education and basic health care for refugees and vulnerable local communities in Jordan, to provide livelihood opportunities in Turkey and make available critical health care services in Iraq. In view of the continued impact of the crisis and the current 5.6 […]

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EU steps up its assistance for reconstruction of #Iraq

EU steps up its assistance for reconstruction of #Iraq

| November 29, 2018

The European Commission has adopted a €56.5 million package to promote sustainable job creation in Iraq and strengthen support to refugees, internally displaced populations and their host communities in Iraq. This measure is part of €400m pledged by the EU at the Iraq Reconstruction Conference held in Kuwait in February 2018. International Co-operation and Development […]

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New international contracts as a tool to boost #Iraq oil production

New international contracts as a tool to boost #Iraq oil production

| April 24, 2018

The Iraqi cabinet has approved a plan to raise the national oil production capacity by 2022. A key instrument for achieving this goal will be the further attraction of foreign capital, including European oil majors’ investments. However, low profitability and overly stringent technical conditions of existing contracts make oil companies revise their development plans in […]

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EU strategy on #Iraq: Proposal to strengthen support for Iraqi people

EU strategy on #Iraq: Proposal to strengthen support for Iraqi people

Today (8 January), the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication proposing an EU strategy for Iraq in order to address the many challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Da’esh. The proposal outlines both ongoing and longer term EU support […]

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France’s Macron calls on #Iraq to dismantle all militias

France’s Macron calls on #Iraq to dismantle all militias

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday (2 December) called on Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the government sanctioned Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces. “It is essential that there is a gradual demilitarization, in particular of the Popular Mobilization that established itself in the last few years in Iraq, and that all militias be gradually dismantled,” […]

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Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

Parliament set to reject Commission #TaxHaven blacklist

MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group said: “The Commission’s blacklist of countries bearing a high risk of money laundering is ridiculous. The list doesn’t contain any single important offshore financial centre. Replacing Guyana with Ethiopia in response to the European Parliament’s criticism seems like some kind of bad joke […]

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#IS executes dozens of prisoners near #Mosul, officials say

#IS executes dozens of prisoners near #Mosul, officials say

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to abandon by an Iraqi army advance on the city of Mosul, officials in the region said on Wednesday. Most of those killed were former members of the Iraqi police and army who had lived in […]

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