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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 […]

Former Iraqi Subcontractor Guilty in Kickbacks Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Romanian citizen for his role in a government contract kickback scheme that caused a loss of more than $3.4 million to the U.S. Department of State. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Emil Popsecu, 49, conspired to violate the Anti-Kickback Act related to the lease of real […]

Romanian Companies may Dredge Tigris and Euphrates

By John Lee. The Minister of Water Resources, Dr.Hassan Janabi, has met with the Romanian Ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Lacop Prada and the Economic Officer of the Embassy. During the meeting, they discussed cooperation in the area of irrigation, and the possible contribution of Romanian companies in dredging the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and preparing […]

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry's Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: "Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Syscom 18 "Impacted by Iraq Woes"

By John Lee. Syscom 18, the Romanian-based system integrator for the oil and gas sector, is reported to be "grappling with" the effects of the ongoing conflict in Iraq. General Manager Ion Andronache told Business Review that projects worth “several millions of euros annually” are at risk and could have a negative impact on its turnover. […]

Romanian Ambassador meets with KRG

The Romanian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Jacob Prada, met with Minister Falah Mustafa today to discuss ways to further develop ties with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The meeting took place a day after the Romanian Consular Office hosted their first National Day celebration in Erbil. Also present in the meeting was the Assistant Head […]

New Head of Romania Consular Office in Erbil

The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, this week welcomed Mihaita Ena, the new Head of Romania’s Consular Office in Erbil and expressed his hope of seeing more interaction between their two countries. Minister Mustafa congratulated Mr Ena on his appointment and assured him of the Department’s readiness to work closely […]

Foreign Minister Holds Talks in Romania

By John Lee. Foreign Minister of Romania, Mr. Titus Kurlaan, received the Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and his accompanying delegation on Thursday. Minister Zebari and his team were on an official visit to Romania to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the establishment the diplomatic relations between the two countries. The two sides held talks […]

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Delegation from Erbil visits Romania

By John Lee. A delegation from Erbil has visited the city of Brasov in Romania. Led by Deputy Governor Tahir Abdullah, the business group discussed the establishment of direct transport links from Erbil to Bucharest, and the provision of visas at the Romanian consulate in Erbil. Furthermore they addressed the issues of tourism and the participation […]

Romanian Company Wins Iraqi Rail Contract

By Matthew Gayle. The Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Romanian railcar producer Astra to establish a joint railway company based in Iraq. According to Al-Shorfa, the Iraqi-Romanian company, which will specialize in producing trains, will be based in al-Samawa, southern Iraq. The company will also focus on rehabilitating the train […]