Tag Archives | Poland

Iraq plans to Expand Domestic Defense Industry

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly confirmed that it will open new production facilities for the manufacture of weapons and light munitions, and even the assembly of combat aircraft. The Director of the Defence Industries Commission, Mohamed Sahib Al-Daraji (pictured), told the state-controlled Iraqi News Agency (INA), that: "Iraq has concluded memoranda of understanding with […]

Poland Contributes to UNDP's Iraq Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional PLN 1 million (approximately US$ 244,000) contribution from the Government of Poland to its flagship Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS). This critical support will focus on stabilizing the five governorates liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to facilitate the […]

Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking Refuge in Europe

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Why Iraqi Kurds are seeking refuge in Europe The heartbreaking drama of thousands of migrants, many of them Iraqi Kurds, stranded along the Belarusian border with Poland, where they encounter dire conditions in […]

400+ Migrants from Belarus brought back to Kurdistan

More than 400 stranded migrants from Belarus-Poland border brought back to Kurdistan Region A rescue flight from Belarus is set to land at Erbil after 7:00 pm today, returning more than 400 migrants who had been stranded on the Belarus-Poland border. Over 20,000 people attempting to enter Europe through Belarus have been stuck for over […]

Iraq to Repatriate Citizens Stranded at Belarus Border

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq to repatriate citizens stranded at Belarus border The Iraqi announcement came as the European Union said it would step up sanctions on the Belarusian government and some airlines. Click here […]

Iraq reported to have closed Belarusian Consulates

By John Lee. Iraq's Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reportedly ordered the closure of the honorary consulates of Belarus in Baghdad and Erbil. According to Rojnews, the decision was made due to the ease with which Iraqis were being granted visas to travel to Belarus, and the continuing refugee crisis on that country's border […]

New Ambassadors to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has this week received the credentials of two new ambassadors to Baghdad: the German Ambassador to Baghdad, Mr Martin Jaeger (pictured); the Polish Ambassador to Baghdad, Mr Marcin Kubiak. (Source: MoFA)

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 […]

Key sites in Mosul Reopen after damage by ISIL

Health, sport, nature: Key sites in Mosul reopen after damage by ISIL Al Rabee Primary Healthcare Center, the Al Muthana Sport and Youth Center and the East Mosul Nursery Plantation were officially reopened today by the Government of Ninewa, following their rehabilitation by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). “While a lot of work remains […]

Polish Delegation Visits Erbil

A Polish delegation headed by the Director of the Department of Economy from the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region, Beata Joanna Łozińska, met with the Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, to discuss ways of furthering bilateral relations between Kurdistan and Poland. The meeting was also attended by the […]

KRG Minister Receives New Polish Consul to Erbil

Minister Falah Mustafa received the new Polish Consul, Mr Roman Jerzy Chalaczkiewicz, to the Kurdistan Region yesterday. The new consul has previously served as ambassador to Iraq (1997-2002) and in other countries in the Middle East, including United Arab Emirates. The assignment of the new consul follows the inauguration of their consulate in June last […]

KRG Increases Educational Links with Poland

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Higher Education Minister last week met government and university representatives in Poland, which has recently been added as a destination for Kurdistan’s scholarship students. Dr Ali Saeed Mohammad, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, came to Poland to explore ways of strengthening […]