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Iraqi Kurdistan: Budget talks, new minister and oil payments


Issue 1117 - 07 Jan 2021

Risk Management Report – GSN Risk Grade – D↓4↓

Overview

Politics: Disagreements between the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and the federal Iraqi government in Baghdad have been a source of major tensions. The 2005 constitution gave the KRI an identity distinct from Iraq, as a federal entity recognised by Iraq and the United Nations; the 2010 Erbil agreement outlined how power would be shared. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has long protested these agreements’ lack of implementation.

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