Wednesday, 11 December 2019

100th Sitting of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending

At the sitting held on 11 December, the members of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending considered the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Financing Political Activities in detail.


The Government and the Committee accepted none of the 15 amendments submitted to the Bill.

The Committee went on to consider a number of the bills proposed for the agenda of the Ninth Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2019.

The Committee members accepted the proposal of the Committee Chairperson to complete a joint debate in principle on items 2 to 9 and a joint debate in principle and single debate on items 10 to 16 on the agenda.

The Committee considered the Bill on Public Procurement, Bill amending and modifying the Public Debt Law, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Deadlines for Settlement of Financial Liabilities in Commercial Transactions, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance, Bill amending the Law on Customs Tariff, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Games of Chance and the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Tobacco, in principle.

The Committee also considered the Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on the Settlement of the Debt of the Republic of Serbia toward the Slovak Republic, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United States of America to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Russian Federation on Granting a State Export Loan for the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Bill Granting Guarantees by the Republic of Serbia in favour of Banca Intesa a.d. Beograd and Raiffeisen Bank a.d. Beograd, for Payment of Liabilities of Public Enterprise “Srbijagas“ Novi Sad on Long Term Loan Agreement for the Construction of Gas Distribution Aleksandrovac-Brus-Kopaonik-Raska-Novi Pazar-Tutin (Phase III), Bill on the Confirmation of the E-80 Highway Section Nis – Merdare Phase I Finance Contract between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the European Investment Bank, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia on Mutual Recognition of Authorized Economic Entities for Security and Safety (AEOS) and the Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement and Restatement Agreement relating to the Financing Agreement originally dated 9 November 2016 between the Republic of Serbia and KfW, Frankfurt am Main, in principle.

On behalf of the submitters the bills were presented by representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Public Debt Administration, Treasury Administration, Tobacco Administration, Games of Chance Administration, Administration for Prevention of Money Laundering, Public Procurement Administration, Central Registry of Compulsory Social Insurance and the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs.

Following a debate the Committee members accepted all the bills.

The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairperson Dr Aleksandra Tomic and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Zoran Bojanic, Srbislav Filipovic, Tanja Tomasevic Damnjanovic, Sonja Vlahovic, Gorica Gajic, Goran Kovacevic, Momo Colakovic, Olivera Pesic, Dr Milorad Mijatovic and Djordje Milicevic.


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