EU Parliament discusses Erbil- Baghdad problems

SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ) – 01.03.2014 -BasNews, Erbil – EU parliament held a special session about the current tensions between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq in Strasbourg, France.

Throughout the sessions EU PM, Charles Tannock talked about the Kurds and their rights.  “the KRG can use its capital and resources independently based on the federal or confederation principles,” Tannock told the EU parliament. “KRG has been able to largely improve the principles of democracy and human rights, despite it being located in a very dangerous area,” said Tannock. Kurdish Representative in the EU, Dlawar Ajgeyi was present in the meeting and told BasNews: “the EU MPs’ stance is very positive in regards to the Kurdistan Region, they expressed their support for Kurdish demands in the meeting.” According to information obtained by BasNews the EU is expected to release a statement condemning Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s use of violence in Iraq and his treatment of the KRG.