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UNICEF, EU Fund Water Conservation Project

The UNICEF Water and Sanitation (WASH) programme, with financial support from the European Union (EU) has started the implementation of a public awareness project to promote efficient water use and improved hygiene practices in Iraq. The project will engage 10 million Iraqis with messages on effective water conservation, water handling at the household level and […]

France to arm Kurdish Forces

By John Lee. The New York Times has reported that French President Francois Hollande has endorsed the appointment of Haider al-Abadi as Iraq's new PM, and with Baghdad's approval France is now ready to send arms to Kurdish forces. The move comes after the Kurdish President Massoud Barzani remarked that the Peshmerga were not sufficiently […]

EU Increases its Humanitarian Assistance

The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance to Iraq by €3 million in response to an increase in the numbers of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing a wave of violence in Al Anbar province. This additional funding will bring the total 2014 humanitarian funding for Iraq to €7 million. Speaking in Baghdad today where […]

KRG Addresses Euro Parliament on Human Rights

Minister Falah Mustafa, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, addressed a conference in the European Parliament on human rights in Kurdistan and Iraq during a two-day official visit to Brussels this week. Minister Mustafa also met with members of the European Parliament, government officials from the European Union and Belgium and visited both […]

Capacity Building Programme for Human Rights

Head of the European Union Delegation in Iraq, Ambassador Jana Hybáškova, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (pictured), has launched the “Capacity Building of the Human rights Related Committees in the Council of Representatives and the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights”. “The objective of the […]

Zebari Meets EU Commissioner for Development

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and his accompanying delegation met European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on January 20, 2014, at the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels. The two sides reviewed the development programs in Iraq, particularly the assistance provided by the EU in this area and the national development plan for the years […]

KRG President Addresses EU Parliament

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani today [Wednesday] addressed a special meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Union’s Parliament in Brussels. In an event attended by a large number of MEPs, in his address the President talked about the latest political and security developments in Iraq, in Kurdistan and in the wider region. […]

UNESCO, EU Launch Groundwater Project

In the framework of their significant efforts towards supporting the Iraqi government in overcoming the devastating impact of water shortage, UNESCO and the European Union (EU) launched the phase II of the "Advanced Survey of Hydrogeological Resources in Iraq" (ASHRI-2), a pioneering initiative that aims to improve national capacities in the exploration and integrated management […]

FM Receives Foreign Dignitaries

By John Lee. Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received on October 23, 2013 Mr. Quiermo Martins, Deputy Head of the European Union Mission in Iraq, the Ambassador of France, Mr. Denis Gauer; the British Ambassador, Mr. Simon Coles; and the Ambassador of Germany, Mrs. Bertha Wagner. During the meeting, they discussed the latest regional […]

Iraq/EU Energy Cooperation: A New Important Milestone

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq and European Union Energy Cooperation: A New Important Milestone In June, 2013 Iraq and the European Union-EU signed financial agreement pertaining to establishing the Iraq-EU Energy Centre in Iraq. This came […]

EU High Rep. Ashton visits Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region’s President and Prime Minister on Monday in Erbil met with the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, on her first visit to the Region. The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission visited Erbil to discuss Iraq’s currently instability and the Kurdistan […]