Thursday, 19 April 2012
Forty-Sixth Sitting of the Committee on Kosovo-Metohija
The sitting the members of the Committee on Kosovo-Metohija convened to be briefed on the implementation of the local elections called for 6 May 2012 on the territory of AP Kosovo-Metohija, began on 15 March, was continued on 23 March and was concluded on 19 April.
On 15 March, the Committee members debated the item on the agenda in line with Article 72 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure, and the Committee Chairman announced that he would schedule the continuation of the sitting in agreement with the Minister of Human and Minority Rights, Public Administration and Local Self-Government, so that he might explain to the Committee members at the Committee sitting how the elections would be organised and conducted in Kosovo-Metohija.
The invited Government representatives, Chairperson of the Republic Electoral Commission and National Assembly Speaker did not attend the continuation on 23 March, while representatives of Serbian municipalities in Kosovo-Metohija took part in the proceedings.
Following the debate which involved the Committee members, MPs attending the sitting and representatives of the municipalities of Kosovska Mitrovica, Zvecan and Strpci, the Committee unanimously adopted the conclusion to request from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia to respond to the question when the Government intended to adopt measures necessary to conduct the elections called for 6 May 2012 on the territory of AP Kosovo-Metohija, as soon as possible. The Chairman announced that he would schedule a continuation to the 46th Committee sitting once he had received the requested information.
The Committee on Kosovo-Metohija also adopted the conclusion to organise a public hearing on the local elections in Kosovo-Metohija at the National Assembly House.
Committee Chairman Ljubomir Kragovic concluded the 46th Committee sitting on 19 April, following a discussion on the implementation of the local elections called for 6 May 2012 on the territory of AP Kosovo-Metohija, conducted in line with Article 72 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure.
The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairman Ljubomir Kragovic.