Thursday, 31 March 2011
Parliamentary Questions in March
On 31 March 2011, in line with article 205, paragraph 1, of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure, the deputies posed various questions to the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
On 31 March 2011, in line with article 205, paragraph 1, of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure, the deputies posed various questions to the Government of the
Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic, Minister of Justice Snezana Malovic, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management Dusan Petrovic, Minister of Economy and Regional Development Nebojsa Ciric, Minister of Education and Science Zarko Obradovic and Minister of Culture, Information and Information Society Predrag Markovic, responded to the deputies’ questions.
At the beginning of the proceedings, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Gordana Comic greeted Finnish President Tarja Kaarina Halonen and the members of the Finnish delegation present at the gallery of the Great Hall, on the behalf of the deputies and herself.
Deputy Riza Halimi asked whether the Government stood behind the statements of the Minister of Human and Minority Rights, Public Administration and Local Self-Government that the state would not acknowledge the diplomas earned at the
Deputy Srdjan Spasojevic said that a month ago he asked a question on the behalf of the New Serbia Parliamentary Group regarding the 15% increase in the price of electric power and had received no answer to the question whether the citizens living on the territory of the
Deputy Cedomir Jovanovic requested information on whether Serbian dignitaries had debated the country’s position on
To deputy Zoran Sami’s question regarding the sale of Telekom, Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic said that Telekom Serbia would not be sold below 1.4 billion EUR and that the Government would annul the tender if the bidder did not improve its offer. He repeated that the conditions for the privatisation of Telekom have been known beforehand and would not be altered.
Deputy Dragan Sormaz deemed the Government’s decision to fight corruption declarative and asked whether the tender for the construction of the bridge across
Minister of Justice Snezana Malovic said that she cannot answer the question, but that there are no protected persons and that everyone proved to have committed a crime would answer for it. She disagreed with the appraisal of the Government’s attitude towards corruption stressing that the Serbian Government would continue to fight crime and corruption as it is one of the five goals in was established on. She said that the Serbian Government was preparing further steps in the fight against crime and corruption and not only because of European integration, but in order to effect crucial changes in the society and improve the life of the citizens.
Deputy Petar Jojic asked when the injustice done to the rare producers of buckwheat and buckwheat flour on the
Deputy Zeljko Brestovacki asked what would be done to ensure better agricultural production this year and mitigate the shortage of certain products on the market. He deemed the decision to prevent the export of wheat and flour from
To deputy Arpad Fremond’s question about the pension and disability insurance for agricultural producers, Minister of Agriculture Dusan Petrovic said that the ambiguities about subsidizing members of agricultural households could be resolved via by-laws and that the issues are currently being dealt with by the competent ministries.
Deputy Aleksandra Jankovic asked whether the rights of the young people being preventively held in custody for almost six months have been violated and if the Serbian citizens can file charges against the organizers of the Pride Parade. Minister of Justice Snezana Malovic said that it is in the common interest to curtail the violence erupting on the streets of
Deputy Ivan Andric’s question about how far the reformation of public enterprises had come along was answered by Minister of Economy and Regional Development Nebojsa Ciric. He said that some of the public enterprises have already begun the process stating the example of Telekom and
Deputy Milan Lapcevic asked why the Task Group for the sale of Telekom
Deputy Vladan Jeremic asked three questions about military pensioners, employment of disabled persons and Serbian citizens who earned their pension abroad. Deputy Prime Minister Djelic informed the deputy that he shall receive a written answer.
The question deputy Dragoljub Micunovic had for the Minister of Police about the copper mafia, was answered by Deputy Prime Minister Djelic as the competent ministry had not sent a representative, who said that the Government was aware of the problem which was both an economic and security one. The Ministry of Interior, said Djelic will prepare a response on the criminal charges and actions implemented regarding the theft of copper.
Deputy Bojan Djuric asked Bozidar Djelic if he, as Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU, believed that
Minister of Culture, Information and Information Society Predrag Markovic answered deputy Zeljko Tomic’s question about the existence of censorship in
Deputy Srboljub Zivanovic asked several questions of the Minister of Agriculture regarding the payment of outstanding pensions, last year’s outstanding subsidies, loans for the spring sowing and problems with the imported wheat and artificial fertilizer. Responding to the question whether it was true that a certain amount of wheat contaminated with radioactive beams was imported, Minister Petrovic stressed that every kilogram of wheat and artificial fertilizer undergoes strict phytosanitary control when imported into