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Finland gives additional $1.7m for Stabilization in Iraq

Finland Renews Commitment to Stabilization With New Contribution The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional EUR 1.5 million (US$ 1.7 million) contribution from the Government of Finland to its flagship programme the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS). The critical support will bolster ongoing efforts to stabilize the five governorates liberated from […]

UN Meets Donors to Discuss Development Strategy for Iraq

A high-level meeting between the United Nations and international donors took place in Baghdad to discuss the United Nations' updated development strategy for Iraq. The meeting focused on the 2020-2024 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which was signed by the Government of Iraq in September. The UN was represented by the Deputy Special […]

Nokia to build Asiacell's Next-Gen Microwave Network in Iraq

By John Lee. Finland's Nokia today announced that Asiacell Telecom has chosen Nokia to build its next-generation microwave network in Iraq. In the five-year deal, Nokia's Wavence microwave packet radio will help Asiacell address demand for more capacity and provide fiber-like connectivity everywhere, including remote and difficult-to-reach areas In a press release, Nokia said that […]

Nokia Wins Contract with Asiacell in Iraq

By John Lee. Finland's Nokia has announced that Asiacell Telecom has chosen the company to provide nationwide network optimization for two years starting January 2021. According to a press release: "This partnership will leverage Nokia's global capabilities in network planning and optimization technology to boost Asiacell's competitive edge and transform its operational platforms for the […]

Nokia selected for ITPC Network in Iraq

Nokia to deploy internet gateway for ITPC network in Iraq Finland's Nokia has announced that its IP routing technology has been selected for Informatics and Telecommunications Public Company (ITPC) - one of the companies of Iraq's Ministry of Communication (MoC) - to serve as the main backbone of the country's internet infrastructure. The deployment aims […]

Finland supports Iraq's fight against COVID-19

The Government of Finland has committed €2 million (US$2.2 million) to support the Government of Iraq's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. The funds will be used to support UNDP Iraq's COVID-19 response package, which is being implemented under the umbrella of UNDP Iraq's Funding […]

To Stop a US-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq

By Albert B Wolf, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To Stop a U.S.-Iran War, Finlandize Iraq A the coronavirus pandemic rages around the world and Americans remain divided on reopening the economy, lawmakers in the United States […]

Euro Ambassadors Condemn State Violence in Iraq

The Ambassadors of Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the excessive and lethal use of force by Iraqi security forces and armed groups since 24 January against peaceful protestors, including in Baghdad, Nasiriya and Basra. Despite assurances […]

Finnish Firm wins Repeat Order in Iraq

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has said it will supply the equipment to enable an efficient, reliable, and independent power source for an Iraqi cement producing plant. The 20 MW engine power plant is being built by Al Shumookh Lucky Investments Ltd, a JV company of Lucky Cement Limited and a limited liability company registered in […]

Iraq Ranked Last in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Iraq has been ranked last out of 153 countries in this year's Good Country Index, placing it just behind Libya and Yemen. Iran was ranked 138th. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, […]

Iraq Falls Again in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen one place in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 143rd place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite Iraq’s […]