Friday, 4 November 2005

National Assembly Chairman visits Backa Palanka municipality

At the invitation of the Interim Administrative Body of the Backa Palanka municipality, Slobodan Gvozdenovic, the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Predrag Markovic, today visited the municipality.


At the invitation of the Interim Administrative Body of the Backa Palanka municipality, Slobodan Gvozdenovic, the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Predrag Markovic, today visited the municipality. Mr Markovic intended to use the visit to gain a better understanding of problems facing the region, especially the villages of Nestin and Vizic, located next to the Croatian border, where his tour of the area began. Speaking with Nestin community officials, the director of the village veterinary station, as well as the locals, Mr Markovic learned about several issues making everyday life in the village difficult, the most pressing one being the lack of a plant health inspection station, as the nearest one is more than 60 kilometres away.
After Nestin, Mr Markovic visited the neighbouring village of Vizic, where he was informed of issues facing that community. The most pressing problem here is the fact that a stretch of regional road had been left unfinished, which makes it difficult to reach nearby towns.
Mr Markovic continued his tour of the Backa region by meeting officials of the Interim Administrative Body of the Backa Palanka municipality. Speaking with the Interim Administrative Body’s chairman, Slobodan Gvozdenovic, and members, Mr Markovic learned of the preparations for upcoming local elections in the municipality; the National Assembly Chairman emphasised that it was crucial for the electoral process to be conducted as required by law, and for the situation in Backa Palanka to become stable. ‘Interim Body officials have informed me of the issues, and I have already spoken with the appropriate ministry, because Backa Palanka cannot solve these problems on its own; they have to be resolved at the level of the Province or the Republic. The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia will exert its authority to ensure that the elections pass in an orderly manner, and that Backa Palanka, after 11 months, gets a stable local government’, Mr Markovic concluded. He added that he would speak with party officials in an attempt to resolve existing problems.

On 26 October the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia convened extraordinary local elections in the municipality of Backa Palanka, to be held within the period prescribed by law, on 18 December 2005.



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monday, 19 april
  • 11.00 - sitting of the Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 11.30 - the National Assembly standing delegation headed by Dacic takes part in PACE session (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 12.30 - sitting of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy (National Assembly Building, 14 Kralja Milana Street, Blue Salon)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Committee on Finance State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)

  • 15.30 - sitting of the European Integration Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

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