There is often confusion and misunderstanding when analysts and journalists, especially among Kurdistan region observers, try to decipher how the region’s share of the federal budget is calculated. The budget itself is a public document. Being a law ratified by the Iraqi Parliament, it is published annually in the official gazette. However, the document contains a lot of summaries and nuances that are always subject to misunderstanding unless one has followed the debates that precede the ratification of the law – drafted by the ministry of finance and approved by …
The Chairman of the steering committee that formulated Iraq’s first Integrated National Energy Strategy (INES) and head of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission (PMAC), Thamir Al-Ghadhban, explains in an interview in Baghdad with Ruba Husari, editor of Iraq Oil Forum, the formulation, the dynamics and the political risks impacting the strategy.
Q: What is the Integrated National Energy Strategy and how did it come about?
A: When we say a strategy we always think about vision and also ways and means of reaching this vision. We also always associate a …
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