29 April 2021  10th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021

29 April 2021 10th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021

Thursday, 29 April 2021

10th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic convened the 10th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021, for Thursday, 29 April 2021, starting at 10 am.


Before adopting the agenda, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Milija Miletic, Djordje Milicevic and Aleksandar Markovic, requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

The National Assembly proceeded to adopt the following agenda:

  1. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Culture, submitted by the Government;
  2. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Accreditation, submitted by the Government;
  3. Bill on Precious Metal Articles, submitted by the Government;
  4. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Prevention of Doping in Sports, submitted by the Government;
  5. Bill on the Confirmation of the Social Security Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec, submitted by the Government;
  6. Bill on the Confirmation of the Protocol to amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United States of America relating to Scientific and Technical Cooperation, submitted by the Government;
  7. Bill on the Confirmation of the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Russian Federation in the Field of Plant Quarantine and Plant Protection, submitted by the Government;
  8. Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council;
  9. Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council.
The National Assembly accepted the proposal of MP Dr Aleksandar Martinovic to complete a joint debate in principle on items 1 to 4, items 5 to 7 and items 8 to 9 on the agenda.

The first four items on the agenda were presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information Maja Gojkovic, Minister of Economy Andjelka Atanaskovic and Minister of Youth and Sports Vanja Udovicic as representatives of the submitter.

By the end of the day the National Assembly completed the joint debate in principle on items 1 to 4, on the agenda.

On the second day of the proceedings, 5 May, the National Assembly commenced a joint debate on items 5 to 7 on the agenda.
The bills were presented by Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Darija Kisic Tepavcevic and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Branko Ruzic as representatives of the submitter.

By the end of the day, the National Assembly completed the joint debate on the Bill on the Confirmation of the Social Security Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec, Bill on the Confirmation of the Protocol to amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United States of America relating to Scientific and Technical Cooperation, and the Bill on the Confirmation of the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Russian Federation in the Field of Plant Quarantine and Plant Protection.

On the third day of the proceedings, 6 May 2021, before moving on to the agenda, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Milija Miletic, Arpad Fremond, Snezana Paunovic and Milenko Jovanov, requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

The National Assembly went on to complete a joint single debate on items 8 and 9 on the agenda and considered in detail the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Culture and the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Prevention of Doping in Sports.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate on all the items on the agenda, the Chair, National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic set Thursday, 6 May 2021, as Voting Day on all the items on the agenda of the 10th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021, starting at 6.05 pm.

Voting Day

On Voting Day, 6 May 2021, the National Assembly adopted the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Culture, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Accreditation, Bill on Precious Metal Articles, and the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Prevention of Doping in Sports, submitted by the Government.

The National Assembly also passed the Bill on the Confirmation of the Social Security Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec, Bill on the Confirmation of the Protocol to amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United States of America relating to Scientific and Technical Cooperation, and the Bill on the Confirmation of the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Russian Federation in the Field of Plant Quarantine and Plant Protection, submitted by the Government.

By majority vote, the MPs adopted the Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council, without candidate Natasa Jovanovic whose proposal was contested by MP Jelena Zaric Kovacevic.

The MPs went on to adopt the Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council, without candidates Srdjan Peric, Brankica Mladenovic, Miljana Stosic, Ivan Spasic, Tatjana Petrov, Marko Djuric, Milica Pesic, Stefan Zunic, Milica Stanic, Ana Pejovic, Olivera Babic and Jelena Mirkovic whose proposal was contested by MP Jelena Zaric Kovacevic.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate on all the items on the agenda and ruled on them, National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic concluded the 10th Sitting of the First Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2021.



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