Kurdistan parliament to discuss migration of Region’s youths to Europe

File – Lawmakers raise their hands to vote during a session of Kurdistan Parliament

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Kurdistan Parliament will convene on Monday to discuss migration of the Region’s youths to European countries.

The Region’s parliament is scheduled to hold a session at 11:00 a.m. on Monday to finish the first readings of two proposals and to discuss immigration of the Kurdistan Region’s youths to Europe.

The parliament said related ministers would also attend the session for talks on the issue of immigration, without providing names of the ministers.

Head of Kurdistan Parliament’s Committee of Relations and Kurdish Diaspora Rebwar Babkaiy said in October that nearly 14,500 youths had migrated to European countries in 2020.

The lawmaker added that economic crisis, political situation, injustice, and corruption were reasons for the immigration.

Around 450,000 people in the Region and Iraq have migrated to Europe in the past six years, he cited international organization’s statistics.

The Kurdistan parliament is also scheduled to finish the first readings of education bill in the Kurdistan Region and an amended bill on private universities in the Kurdistan Region.

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