11:34 - 2023-06-03
The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed the reasons for the delay in approving the budget so far.
Committee member Representative Jamal Cougar said in a press statement: "There are two reasons for the incompatibility and approval of the federal budget so far in Parliament, the first of which is the transfers in the exchange doors between ministries and provinces, and the items related to the Kurdistan Region."
He explained that, according to the sources who attended the last meeting of the State Administration Coalition, the government is not satisfied with the changes made by the Parliamentary Finance Committee to the paragraphs related to the Kurdistan Region, and the agreement between Erbil and Baghdad regarding oil and its revenues, noting: “The government affirmed in this meeting its commitment to what It was agreed upon between Baghdad and Erbil.
Cougar stressed: "The government has the right to appeal before the Federal Court to any amendment made by the Parliamentary Finance Committee after approving the budget."
He pointed out that there is no notification after a meeting of the Parliamentary Finance Committee now to solve the problems of the budget and points of contention, and there is no specific time limit for approving the budget.
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