The Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers meets regularly to discuss new policies and decisions. In this article, you will find a constantly updated list of summaries of the weekly meetings and the links to their respective original sources.
- 2019 10 02: The Cabinet reviewed mechanisms to manage public debt and obligations. Furthermore, ministers were tasked to explore jobs for top graduates, while also reaffirmirming legal obligations of confidentiality KRG employees owe to the government and the Kurdistani people.
- 2019 09 18: The ministers decided to fully implement legislation on intellectual property rights. In recognition of the importance of the Kurdistan Region’s agricultural workers, the KRG agreed that it would remove the debts of around 9,000 farmers. This falls in line with the government’s effort to develop and diversify the Region’s economy. In order to enhance security and facilitate trade, a committee responsible for the coordination of entry points was elected.
- 2019 09 11: The meeting approved an overhaul of the Kurdistan Region’s taxation system. The formation of a special committee to oversee preparations for the Iraqi national census in 2020 was discussed. A delegation was formed to meet with Iraqi federal representatives to ensure that the Kurdistan Region’s interests are represented in the 2020 Iraqi budget.
- 2019 07 30: Technical commitees to negotiate with Baghdad were formed. It was decided that all revenues will be administered by the Ministry of Finance and Economy. The Council of Ministers also began to review a new draft law regulating government pensions, salaries and allowances.
- 2019 07 22: The importance of digital government was reiterated. The new KRG portal (gov.krd) will serve as a single platform consolidating information from all government bodies. The Prime Minister empowered ministers to issue new regulations to speed up bureaucracy.