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UNODC Launches Counter-Terrorism Programme

UNODC Launches New Counter-terrorism Programme in Iraq, To Open Baghdad Office Within the framework of the fruitful cooperation between Iraq and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) officially launched today its new programme for Iraq (2018-2019) on the “Lessons learned from Iraq’s counter-terrorism efforts and response to […]

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Denmark Contributes $21.4m for Stabilization in Iraq

Denmark has contributed an additional US$ 21.4 million (DKK 135 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Denmark’s total contribution since 2015 to US$ 38.1 million (DKK 246 million). UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq, […]

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Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 168th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, down from 165th place the previous year. Despite the fall in the rankings, the report notes that over the previous year Iraq simplified the process of starting a business by combining multiple registration procedures […]

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EU Planes Deliver 266 tonnes of Relief Assistance

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul. Three additional planes carrying emergency assistance from Austria and France have now touched ground in Iraq, bringing the total number of flights facilitated and co-financed by the Commission to […]

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FLSmidth $200m Contract with Iraq Cement Co

Danish-based FLSmidth has signed a contract worth more than $200 million with the Iraqi Cement Company, to supply a total of 6,000 tonnes of cement per day to the production line for the Al Muthana region. The contract is a full EPC order, comprising engineering, all FLSmidth equipment supplies, erection and construction, as well as […]

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Bukkahave to supply Land Cruisers to Iraq

By John Lee. Bukkehave Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been awarded a $13,489,972 contract to supply 300 Toyota Land Cruiser pickup trucks and common spare parts for Iraq. Work will be performed in Oman, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2016. The company is headquartered in Denmark. (Source: US Dept of Defense) […]

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Iraq Falls in Ease of Doing Business index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked 161th out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report, down from 156th place the previous year. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory […]

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Maersk Oil Back in Iraq

By John Lee. Denmark’s Maersk Oil is re-starting its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, having pulled out in August due to the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS). Company boss Jakob Thomasen (pictured) told Børsen: “It’s obvious that the things that have happened over the summer haven’t been pleasant to witness for Maersk Oil, a […]

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Denmark to Participate in the Kurdistan Development

The Danish Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Gert Meinecke, met with KRG Minister Falah Mustafa and other officials from the Department of Foreign Relations yesterday to announce that Danish companies will be participating in the progress and development of the Kurdistan Region. Ambassador Meinecke visited the Region last month and met with President Masoud Barzani and […]

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500 CSOs Unite on Vision for Kurdistan

Representatives of 500 CSOs have presented their vision for an agreement between public authorities and civil society in the Kurdistan region of Iraq following four months of consultations. The draft agreement, which will serve as a basis for upcoming discussions with Parliament and Government, is intended to improve cooperation between public authorities and civil society […]

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