4 February 2023 First Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature

4 February 2023 First Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature

Saturday, 4 February 2023

First Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature

At the request of 106 MPs, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Dr Vladimir Orlic convened the First Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature for Saturday, 4 February 2023, starting at 10 am.


The following agenda was set for the sitting:

  1. Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities Combating High Technology Crime, submitted by the Government,
  2. Bill amending the Law on Publishing Laws and Other Regulations and Acts, submitted by the Government,
  3. Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities in War Crimes Proceedings, submitted by the Government,
  4. Bill on High Prosecutorial Council, submitted by the Government,
  5. Bill amending the Law on the Constitutional Court, submitted by the Government,
  6. Bill on Judges, submitted by the Government,
  7. Bill on Organisation of Courts, submitted by the Government,
  8. Bill amending the Law on the Design and Use of the Coat-of-Arms, Flag and National Anthem of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the Government,
  9. Bill on Public Prosecution, submitted by the Government,
  10. Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities in Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption, submitted by the Government,
  11. Bill on High Judicial Council, submitted by the Government,
  12. Bill Granting Guarantee by the Republic of Serbia in favour of UniCredit Bank Serbia Ltd. Belgrade, NLB Komercijalna Banka Ltd. Belgrade and ''AIK Banka'' Ltd. Belgrade under the debt of public enterprise “Srbijagas” Novi Sad, submitted by the Government,
  13. Bill on the Regulation of Obligations of the Republic of Serbia toward the International Monetary Fund under the Stand-by Arrangement granted to the Republic of Serbia by the Decision of the Board of Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund, submitted by the Government,
  14. Bill on the Confirmation of the Guarantee Agreement (Serbia Cargo Rolling Stock Renewal) between Republic of Serbia and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, submitted by the Government,
  15. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Senegal on Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders, submitted by the Government,
  16. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Angola on Mutual Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders, submitted by the Government,
  17. Bill on the Confirmation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Mutual Visa Abolition for Diplomatic, Service and Special Passport Holders, submitted by the Government,
  18. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia on the participation of the Republic of Serbia in the Union programme Horizon Europe - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, submitted by the Government,
  19. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Angola on Cooperation in the Field of Security and Public Order, submitted by the Government,
  20. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Readmission of Persons Residing Illegally, submitted by the Government,
  21. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on Cooperation in the Field of Defence, submitted by the Government,
  22. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the European Union on the participation of the Republic of Serbia in Erasmus+ - the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, submitted by the Government,
  23. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement among the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Hercegovina, the Government of Montenegro, the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the Host Nation Arrangements on the Status of the Balkan Medical Task Force Standing Organization and its Personnel, submitted by the Government,
  24. Bill on the Confirmation of the Social Security Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia, submitted by the Government,
  25. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Military-Technical Cooperation, submitted by the Government,
  26. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders, submitted by the Government,
  27. Proposal of the Decision on the Appointment of the Standing Composition of the Republic Electoral Commission, submitted by the National Assembly Speaker,
  28. Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Composition of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, submitted by the National Assembly Speaker,
  29. Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the Serbian Party Oathkeepers Parliamentary Group,
  30. Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the “ALEKSANDAR VUCIC – TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING” Parliamentary Group,
  31. Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the HOPE – NEW DSS – POKS Parliamentary Group, and
  32. Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the UNITED – SSP, PSG, OVERTURN, SLOGA Parliamentary Group.
The MPs accepted the proposal of Dr Vladimir Orlic to complete a joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 to 32 on the agenda.

In the course of the proceedings, at the proposal of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues, the National Assembly noted the termination of the term of office of MP Jelisaveta Veljkovic before the expiry of the term she was elected for, on the day of her death.

The National Assembly then commenced the joint debate in principle and single debate with the bills being presented by Minister of Justice Maja Popovic and Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation Dr Jelena Begovic as representatives of the submitter.

The National Assembly conducted the joint debate in principle and single debate for the remainder of the day.

On the second day of the proceedings, 5 February 2023, the National Assembly continued the joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 to 32 on the agenda.

By the end of the day, the National Assembly had completed the joint debate in principle and single debate on all the items on the agenda, and would commence the debate in detail on Tuesday, 7 February 2023, at 10 am.

On the third day of the proceedings, 7 February 2023, before moving on to the agenda, the heads i.e. authorised representatives of the parliamentary groups, MPs Radomir Lazovic, Milija Miletic, Milovan Jakovljevic, Dr Jelena Kalajdzic, Strahinja Erac, Dr Nenad Mitrovic, Ivana Paralic, MA Nenad Tomasevic, Djordjo Djordjic and Aleksandar Markovic, requested information and explanations in line with article 287 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.

The National Assembly then completed a debate on the amendments to the Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities Combating High Technology Crime.

Based on the Decree of the Republic Electoral Commission on the allocation of an MP’s term of office for the purpose of filling a vacant seat at the National Assembly and the Report of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues, the National Assembly noted the verification of the term of office of MP Ilo Mihajlovski, elected from the Electoral List ALEKSANDAR VUCIC – Together We Can Do Anything, who then proceeded to take the oath of office.

By the end of the day, the National Assembly had also completed a debate in detail on the Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities in War Crimes Proceedings and commenced a debate in detail on the Bill on High Prosecutorial Council.

On the fourth day of the proceedings, 8 February 2023, the National Assembly continued and concluded the debate in detail on the Bill on High Prosecutorial Council.

At the proposal of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues, the National Assembly noted the termination of the term of office of MP Zvonimir Stevic, elected from Electoral List IVICA DACIC – PRIME MINISTER OF SERBIA, before the expiry of the term he was elected for.

Based on the Decree of the Republic Electoral Commission on the allocation of an MP’s term of office for the purpose of filling a vacant seat at the National Assembly and the Report of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues, pursuant to Article 134 of the Law on Election of MPs, the National Assembly noted the verification of the term of office of MP Ugljesa Grgur, elected from the Electoral List IVICA DACIC – PRIME MINISTER OF SERBIA, who then proceeded to take the oath of office.

By the end of the day, the National Assembly had completed a debate in detail on the Bill on Judges, Bill on Organisation of Courts, Bill amending the Law on the Design and Use of the Coat-of-Arms, Flag and National Anthem of the Republic of Serbia, Bill on Public Prosecution, Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities in Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption and the Bill on High Judicial Council.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate on all the items on the agenda, National Assembly Speaker Dr Vladimir Orlic set Thursday, 9 February 2023, as Voting Day on all the items on the agenda of the First Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature, starting at 11 am.

Voting Day

On Voting Day, 9 February 2023, the National Assembly adopted the Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities Combating High Technology Crime, Bill amending the Law on Publishing Laws and Other Regulations and Acts, Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities in War Crimes Proceedings, Bill on High Prosecutorial Council, Bill amending the Law on the Constitutional Court, Bill on Judges, Bill on Organisation of Courts, Bill amending the Law on the Design and Use of the Coat-of-Arms, Flag and National Anthem of the Republic of Serbia, Bill on Public Prosecution, Bill amending the Law on Organisation and Competence of State Authorities in Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption, and the Bill on High Judicial Council, submitted by the Government.

By majority vote, the MPs also adopted the Bill Granting Guarantee by the Republic of Serbia in favour of UniCredit Bank Serbia Ltd. Belgrade, NLB Komercijalna Banka Ltd. Belgrade and ''AIK Banka'' Ltd. Belgrade under the debt of public enterprise “Srbijagas” Novi Sad, Bill on the Regulation of Obligations of the Republic of Serbia toward the International Monetary Fund under the Stand-by Arrangement granted to the Republic of Serbia by the Decision of the Board of Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund, Bill on the Confirmation of the Guarantee Agreement (Serbia Cargo Rolling Stock Renewal) between Republic of Serbia and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Senegal on Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Angola on Mutual Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders, Bill on the Confirmation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Mutual Visa Abolition for Diplomatic, Service and Special Passport Holders, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Serbia on the participation of the Republic of Serbia in the Union programme Horizon Europe - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Angola on Cooperation in the Field of Security and Public Order, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Readmission of Persons Residing Illegally, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on Cooperation in the Field of Defence, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the European Union on the participation of the Republic of Serbia in Erasmus+ - the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement among the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Hercegovina, the Government of Montenegro, the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the Host Nation Arrangements on the Status of the Balkan Medical Task Force Standing Organization and its Personnel, Bill on the Confirmation of the Social Security Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Military-Technical Cooperation, and the Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service Passport Holders, submitted by the Government.

The National Assembly then proceeded to adopt the Proposal of the Decision on the Appointment of the Standing Composition of the Republic Electoral Commission and the Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Composition of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, submitted by the National Assembly Speaker, as well as the Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the Serbian Party Oathkeepers Parliamentary Group, Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the “ALEKSANDAR VUCIC – TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING” Parliamentary Group, Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the HOPE – NEW DSS – POKS Parliamentary Group, and the Proposal of the Decision amending the Decision on the Election of Members and Deputy Members of the Committees of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, submitted by the UNITED – SSP, PSG, OVERTURN, SLOGA Parliamentary Group.

On Voting Day, the National Assembly also ruled on the violations of the Rules of Procedure the MPs complained of in the course of the session and found that none of the provisions of the Rules of Procedure had been violated.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate on all the items on the agenda and ruled on them, National Assembly Speaker Dr Vladimir Orlic concluded the First Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 13th Legislature.



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