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The bloc's code of ethics states that members of the bloc must respect other members despite differences in ideologies, and that members should not bypass official spokespersons of the bloc unless this was specifically agreed upon.
It is not unimaginable that extrapolation of trends in recent trade activity between countries signify realignment of economies into the three large blocs that the authors envisage.
For the next 10 to 15 years, those on the inside of these blocs are going to have a stronger voice than those on the outside.
NNA - The joint meeting between Change and Reform bloc and the Future bloc, held at the Parliament, winded up a few moments ago.
This allows managers to view a portfolio's exposure not only by individual countries, but also in terms of combined exposure to a bloc or region of countries, such as the Eurozone or Latin America, in a way that meets each firm's needs.
Two other blocs of nine claims each have been staked North of the main bloc.
Arbil / NINA / Vice President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Nichervan Barzani stressed the need that Kurdish blocs' relations in the House of Representatives, including the Kurdistan Democratic Party bloc, should be good with all parties in the country.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Mayoralty of Baghdad decided on Monday to remove 650 concrete blocs from the Qanat al-Jeish highway in al-Sadr municipality sector, according to an official statement.
NNA - 14/6/2011- Mountain Unity Parliamentary Bloc member Fadi Awar said that the resignation of Deputy Talal Arslan is a figurative expression resulted from not granting him another specific ministerial portfolio, pointing out that representing parliamentary blocs in the cabinet is different than distributing shares, namely that a certain quota was followed .
She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "another meeting for the bloc will be held at seven o'clock in this evening with state of law bloc to determine the position about our candidate for the Ministry of Interior under the support of some political blocs, including the Islamic Supreme Council ".
Political situation "very dangerous", MP BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqiya bloc MP Khalid Abdulla al-Alwani described the political situation in Iraq as "very dangerous", attributing it to the escalation to media wrangling among the political blocs and the intrusion of regional forces among different blocs.
This is not merely political talk," Kanaan said in the wake of the Reform and Change bloc' s weekly Rabeih meeting, referencing his belief to the constitution which calls for the representation of Parliamentary blocs in the cabinet.