Tag Archives | European Union (EU)

Iraq asks Germany to Help with Removal from EU Blacklist

Foreign Minister Calls on his German Counterpart to Support the Removal of Iraq from List of High-risk Countries in Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Iraqi Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from German Foreign Minister Mr. Heiko Maas. The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and the prospects for […]

EU gives $2.8m in Relief to Iraqi Children

By John Lee. A recent contribution of USD2.8 million by the European Union has provided immediate relief to 90,000 vulnerable people -half of them children - in emergency camps in Salamiya, Hamam al Alil and Jeda'a 1 and 5 IDP camps within Ninawa governorate. Only 39 per cent of Iraq's population have access to safely […]

EU, UNITAD to support Digitization of Evidence of IS Crimes

The European Union and UNITAD Sign Agreement to support Digitization of Evidence of ISIL crimes in Iraq The United Nation Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD) and the European Union (EU) have announced the signing of a Contribution Agreement through which the EU will fund a project to support the […]

EU extends Advisory Mission on Security Sector Reform

The Council of the European Union has extended the mandate of the EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq (EUAM Iraq) until 30 April 2022. The mandate, which was due to expire on 17 April 2020, was prolonged following the assessment of Iraqi needs. The mission will continue to provide advice […]

Duhok to Establish First Solar Energy Park

Duhok will soon have its first solar energy park in a major step towards becoming a low-carbon governorate, setting an example on sustainable renewable energy to follow in Iraq. On 04 February 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a letter of agreement with the Governorate of Duhok to establish a pilot solar park […]

EUAM Iraq: New Head of Mission Appointed

By John Lee. On 11 December 2019, Christoph Buik was appointed as new head of mission for the European Union Advisory Mission in Iraq (EUAM Iraq). He will take up his duties on 1 January 2020. Christoph Buik, a German national, is currently Director of the UN Standing Police Capacity. Previously, he was Police Commissioner […]

Campaign to Stop Lethal Force Against Protesters

Euro-Med Monitor launches advocacy campaign to stop the bloodshed against peaceful protesters in Iraq The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has sent letters to the European Union and the French and German governments, urging them to exert pressure on the Iraqi government to stop the use of lethal force against ongoing popular protests, and to immediately […]

New EU Funding to Assist Displaced Iraqis

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new donation of EUR 3 million from the EU to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq. This funding will contribute to ensure the provision of legal assistance and civil documentation to over 30,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) across Iraq and to guarantee that camp management and camp […]

The Impact of GDPR in Iraq

By Nick O'Connell, Partner, Al Tamimi & Co. This briefing note was originally published by lus laboris and is republished with permission by Iraq Business News. In Iraq the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has had limited impact. There is currently no modern data protection law in Iraq, and there is accordingly no […]

Joint statement on EU-Iraq Relations

Joint statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Iraqi Foreign Minister Alhakim on the EU-Iraq relations and regional cooperation The European Union and Iraq strongly affirm their shared commitment to peace and stability in the wider Middle East and call for the de-escalation of the current tensions in the region, reminding that the risks and the consequences may affect Iraq, the region and beyond. […]