Tuesday, 24 October 2006
Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Monitoring Mission visits National Assembly
A delegation of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers and Secretariat is on a visit to Serbia from 24 to 27 October.
A delegation of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers and Secretariat is on a visit to
The National Assembly Chairman, Predrag Markovic, met the Monitoring Mission delegation at the National Assembly on 24 October; in addition, the
Mr Markovic told the delegation about the enormous effort that went into preparing and adopting the proposed new Constitution, as well as about preparations for the referendum to confirm it. Monitoring
Mr Markovic hailed the Council of Europe’s principled stance that a balanced approach should be preserved, and international standards adhered to, in negotiations on the status of Kosovo and Metohia. He particularly expressed his gratitude for the fact that the Council of Europe had, at Mr Markovic’s personal suggestion to the Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Rene van der Linden, formed an ad hoc mission to oversee the referendum to confirm
On the same day, the Monitoring Mission met chairpersons of the Democratic Party of Serbia and G17 Plus Deputies’ Groups at the National Assembly, Milos Aligrudic and Miloljub Albijanic. The discussion centred on current issues facing
Aligrudic and Albijanic underlined the importance of confirming
The chairman of the Serbian Radical Party Deputies’ Group at the National Assembly, Tomislav Nikolic, told the visiting delegation that his party, although formally in opposition, had taken a key role in drafting the proposed Constitution, as well as that it was crucial to pass a law on how the new Constitution is to be implemented. He re-iterated the Radical Party’s view that a general election should be held.
In a meeting with the Monitoring Mission, the National Assembly’s Deputy Chairman, Milan Markovic, emphasised that the proposed new Constitution provided for a mechanism to incorporate international legal standards into
The visiting delegation was met by Advisor Branko Brankovic on behalf of the Socialist Party of Serbia Deputies’ Group.