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Iraqis to buy Antiguan Citizenship to Access Europe?

By John Lee. Antigua's opposition is planning to stage a public rally against government plans to establish an embassy in Iraq, and to allow Iraqis to become citizens under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP). Under the CIP programme, foreign individuals can effectively buy citizenship, which allows them access to the European Union via the […]

World Leaders Condemn Attack on Refugee Camp

By John Lee. The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the attack last week on Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty), near the Baghdad International Airport, which left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded. The attack reportedly also caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the Camp. The Secretary-General called on […]

EU to Open Representation Office in Erbil

Having finalized the necessary documentation with the Federal Foreign Ministry of Iraq and the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, the European Union will soon open an EU Delegation Liaison Office in Erbil to support the current activities of the EU in coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the United Nations and NGOs. Minister Falah Mustafa, […]

Belgium to Open Erbil Consulate

By Simon Kent. Belgium has announced plans to open a consulate in Erbil, capital of the semi autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq. In a sign of deepening ties between the KRG and Belgium, the central EU nation also announced they would provide hospital treatment for injured Peshmerga soldiers. The Peshmerga are the armed forces of […]

EU Supports UNICEF in Iraq

With Iraq on the verge of a massive funding shortfall, European Commission steps in to provide vital, frontline support The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has made a € 3,000,000 contribution to UNICEF in Iraq to support the distribution of immediate life-saving supplies to tens of thousands of families displaced by […]

EU: Iraqi People need More Support

Stephen O’Brien, the new European Union's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs (USG) and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), called for greater assistance for millions of people across Iraq following a two-day visit to the country. “It’s imperative at this critical time we do more to mitigate the suffering of the Iraqi people. Much has been done, but […]

EU gives another €25m Aid to Iraq

The European Commission has just announced an extra €25 million in aid for the victims of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The funding will help the internally displaced people, including those who recently fled the fighting in Ramadi, Anbar governorate, with water, food, sanitation, shelter, medical supplies and health care. Speaking today in Brussels […]

EU Support for KRG

KRG President Masoud Barzani welcomed Ms. Jana Hybaskova, the ambassador of the European Union in Iraq, this week. During the meeting President Barzani and Ambassador Hybaskova discussed the latest issues facing Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with emphasis on the latest terrorist development in Ramadi. Ambassador Hybaskova also took the opportunity to reiterate the support […]

Results of Survey on Water Usage

UNICEF Announces the Results of the Family Survey on Water Usage The UNICEF Iraq WASH programme, in cooperation with the Administration Institute/Ressafa –the Technical College, with support from the European Union, organized a conference at the Administration Institute/Ressafa to announce the final results of thepilot family survey on water usage. The survey was conducted by […]

EU Warns of Donor Fatigue

By John Lee. Jean-Louis de Brouwer, head of the European Union's humanitarian aid department, warned on Thursday that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating rapidly, while the world is preoccupied with crises elsewhere. He told The Associated Press that the number of displaced people in Iraq has quadrupled in the past year and shows no […]

Education Project Launched in Baghdad

Under the auspices of Haidar Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, UNESCO and the Government of Iraq launched today an ambitious three year project titled ‘Reforming technical and vocational education and training in Iraq’ that is funded by the European Union. The overall aim of this project is to enhance the role of technical and vocational […]

EU to Open Office in Kurdistan

By John Lee. The European Union (EU) is to open a representative office in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative to the EU, Dlawar Azhgayi, told BasNews: “It is an important message that Europe is nurturing its relationship with the Kurdistan Region." He added that the process of choosing the representative has already […]