8 June 2017 The members of the European Integration Committee and the delegation of the Czech Senate

8 June 2017 The members of the European Integration Committee and the delegation of the Czech Senate

Thursday, 8 June 2017

European Integration Committee Members Meet with Czech Senate Delegation

The members of the European Integration Committee met today with a delegation of the Czech Senate to discuss Serbia’s path to EU accession and the National Assembly’s role in the Euro-integration process.


Elvira Kovacs, Deputy Chairperson of the European Integration Committee, thanked the Czech Republic for its support of Serbia’s European integration, stressing that EU accession is Serbia’s strategic objective. She added that the National Assembly follows the national integration programme and the obligations of the Stabilisation and Accession Agreement – legislative harmonization with the EU acquis. Kovacs explained that the European Integration Committee’s role as regards the negotiating positions on the chapters is to review them once they arrive in the National Assembly, and also cooperates with numerous NGOs and is in constant communication with the European Commission and other relevant EU institutions. The Deputy Chairperson said that the Republic of Serbia has so far opened eight negotiating chapters and is hoping to, by the end of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council, open two more. She also said that the National Assembly greatly values parliamentary diplomacy and the Republic of Serbia is also investing considerable efforts into regional cooperation which is important for the stability of both the state and the region.

Vaclav Hampl, head of the Czech Senate delegation and Chairman of the Committee on EU Affairs, restated that the Czech Republic supports Serbia’s EU path, as well as that of all the countries in the region. He said that the Czech Republic does not want to be the arbiter on the open issues between the Autonomous Province of Kosovo-Metohija and the Republic of Serbia, but does want to offer help to resolve the challenges hindering the dialogue.

Elvira Kovacs said that Serbia is fully dedicated to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue which is currently put on hold due to the election there, but is sure would continue.

The members of the European Integration Committee and the delegation of the Czech Senate exchanged information of their respective parliaments’ operation, and also spoke of the celebration of next years’ 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. European Integration Committee members Zvonimir Djokic, Aleksandar Stevanovic, Dusica Stojkovic and Vesna Markovic attended the meeting.



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  • 8.30 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of Belarus for Economy, Budget and Finances and the Ambassador of Belarus in Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 10.00 - continuation of the Third Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2022 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 11.00 - press conference of the HOPE – NEW DSS – POKS Parliamentary Group (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Subcommittee on Sports (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.00 - National Assembly Speaker and PABSEC President Dr Vladimir Orlic to address PABSEC General Assembly Spring Session (Hilton Hotel, 35 Kralja Milana Street)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 13.00 - ceremonial welcome of the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 13.05 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 13.40 - press conference of the National Assembly Speaker and Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 14.15 - press conference of MPs Janko Veselinovic, Anna Oreg, Danijela Grujic, Borislav Novakovic, Jelena Kalajdzic and Dragana Rakic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 15.00 - sitting of the European Integration Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 15.00 - the PFG with Belarus meets with the delegation of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 15.30 - sitting of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

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