Baghdad-Iraq-Presse -22 December: General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced that the cabinet meeting, for tomorrow, Tuesday, will discuss the draft budget for 2015 before approval and submission to Parliament.
The Secretariat said in a statement received / Iraq Press / copy of it, that "the Council of Ministers held its tomorrow to discuss the federal budget and the national strategy for the anti-corruption law."
The likely sources close, "The vote in the Council of Ministers tomorrow on its budget, before they are submitted to the Parliament with a view to approval by the end of this year."
The Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that the ministry is working to reduce the budget deficit in non-oil alternatives such as increased taxes and tariffs on goods entering the country, "adding that" many countries depend on their balance sheets, such as Britain and the United States taxes. "
And that he "will be pressure for budget expenditure to reduce the deficit, but that this pressure will not include medicine and food."
Postponed Cabinet, last Thursday, held its extraordinary to discuss the budget without knowing the reasons, but the delay coincided with a drop in oil prices to $ 60.
The Prime Minister said Haider al-Abadi during his visit to Kuwait, last Saturday, that "Iraq is facing a very difficult financial crisis."
He also noted that "the existence of the lost wealth of the country and trying to grab them unfairly" .anthy (1)
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