11 February 2019 11th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th Legislature

11 February 2019 11th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th Legislature

Monday, 11 February 2019

11th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th Legislature

At the request of 154 MPs, the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic convened the 11th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th legislature for Monday, 11 February 2019.


The convocation specified the following agenda:

  1. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Preschool Education, submitted by the Government,
  2. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Primary Education, submitted by the Government,
  3. Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Foundations of the Education System, submitted by the Government,
  4. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Pupil and Student Standards, submitted by the Government,
  5. Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Serbian Literary Cooperative, submitted by the Government,
  6. Bill amending the Law on Weapons and Ammunition, submitted by the Government,
  7. Bill amending and modifying the Law on Radiation and Nuclear Security and Safety, submitted by MP Maja Gojkovic,
  8. Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention for the Establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research, submitted by the Government,
  9. Bill on the Confirmation of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, submitted by the Government,
  10. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Transport Community on the Seat of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community, submitted by the Government,
  11. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Cooperation in the Fight Against Crime, submitted by the Government,
  12. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Hungary amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Hungary on Border Control in Road, Railway and Water Transport, submitted by the Government,
  13. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Road Border Crossing Gostun (Republic of Serbia) - Dobrakovo (Montenegro), submitted by the Government,
  14. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Road Border Crossing Spiljani (Republic of Serbia) - Dracenovac (Montenegro), submitted by the Government,
  15. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the opening of Common Border Crossing Granice (Republic of Serbia) - Cemerno (Montenegro) for International Road Transport, submitted by the Government,
  16. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the Regulation of Border Transit Regime, submitted by the Government,
  17. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the opening of Common Border Crossing Godovo (Republic of Serbia) - Vuca (Montenegro) for International Road Transport, submitted by the Government,
  18. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Rail Border Crossing Prijepolje (Republic of Serbia) - Vrbnica-Bijelo Polje (Montenegro), submitted by the Government,
  19. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Road Border Crossing Jabuka (Republic of Serbia) - Rance (Montenegro), submitted by the Government,
  20. Bill on the Confirmation of the Extradition Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the United States of America, submitted by the Government,
  21. 21. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service/Special Passport Holders, submitted by the Government,
  22. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Georgia on Visa Abolition for Ordinary Passport Holders, submitted by the Government,
  23. 23. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Tax Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income, submitted by the Government,
  24. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel on Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters, submitted by the Government,
  25. Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, submitted by the Government,
  26. Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Canada, submitted by the Government,
  27. Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of India, submitted by the Government,
  28. Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, submitted by the Government,
  29. Bill on the Confirmation of the Financial Agreement for the Development of River Transport Infrastructure in Serbia between the Republic of Serbia and the European Investment Bank, submitted by the Government,
  30. Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture, submitted by the Government,
  31. Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in the field of Plant Health and Plant Quarantine, submitted by the Government,
  32. Proposal of the Decision on the Election of Court President, submitted by the High Judicial Council,
  33. Proposal of the Decision on the election of a judge to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council,
  34. Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, submitted by the High Judicial Council,
  35. Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of President of the Higher Court in Kragujevac, submitted by the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government,
  36. Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of Public Prosecutor at the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Kraljevo, submitted by the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government,
  37. Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of Public Prosecutor at the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ruma, submitted by the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government,
  38. Proposal of the Decision on the Election of a member of the Council of the Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending,
  39. Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of President of the Securities Commission, submitted by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending, and
  40. Collective List of candidates for members of the National Council for Culture, submitted by the Culture and Information Committee.
The National Assembly accepted the proposal of MP Dr Aleksandar Martinovic to complete a joint debate in principle and single debate on all the items on the agenda.

The National Assembly went on to note the termination of the term of office of MPs Ivana Stojiljkovic and Ljibuska Lakatos.

The National Assembly then commenced the joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 to 40 on the agenda and the bills were presented by representatives of the submitter Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Mladen Sarcevic and Minister of Culture and the Media Vladan Vukosavljevic.

By the end of the day, the MPs conducted and concluded the joint debate in principle and single debate on items 1 to 40 on the agenda.

On the second day of the proceedings, 13 February, the National Assembly conducted a joint debate in detail on the items on the agenda.

In the course of the proceedings, based on the Decision of the Republic Electoral Commission 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 MPs Nemanja Radojevic, Vojin Biljic and Andrijana Avramov, elected from the Electoral List ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – SASA RADULOVIC, and Violeta Lutovac and Milan Ljubic, elected from the Electoral List ALEKSANDAR VUCIC – SERBIA IS WINNING, after which the newly-elected MP took the oath of office and the National Assembly Speaker wished them success.

By the end of the day, the National Assembly concluded the debate in detail on the items on the agenda.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate in principle and in detail on all the items on the agenda, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Veroljub Arsic set Thursday, 14 February, as Voting Day on all the items on the agenda of the 11th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th legislature, starting at 10 am.

Voting Day

On Voting Day, 14 February, by majority vote, the National Assembly passed the Bill amending and modifying the Law on Preschool Education, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Primary Education, Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Foundations of the Education System, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Pupil and Student Standards and the Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Serbian Literary Cooperative.

The National Assembly also passed the Bill amending the Law on Weapons and Ammunition, submitted by the Government, Bill amending and modifying the Law on Radiation and Nuclear Security and Safety, Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention for the Establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research, Bill on the Confirmation of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Transport Community on the Seat of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Cooperation in the Fight Against Crime, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Hungary amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Hungary on Border Control in Road, Railway and Water Transport, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Road Border Crossing Gostun (Republic of Serbia) - Dobrakovo (Montenegro), Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Road Border Crossing Spiljani (Republic of Serbia) - Dracenovac (Montenegro), Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the opening of Common Border Crossing Granice (Republic of Serbia) - Cemerno (Montenegro) for International Road Transport, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the Regulation of Border Transit Regime, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the opening of Common Border Crossing Godovo (Republic of Serbia) - Vuca (Montenegro) for International Road Transport, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Rail Border Crossing Prijepolje (Republic of Serbia) - Vrbnica-Bijelo Polje (Montenegro), Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro on the International Road Border Crossing Jabuka (Republic of Serbia) - Rance (Montenegro), Bill on the Confirmation of the Extradition Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the United States of America, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates amending and modifying the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Visa Abolition for Diplomatic and Service/Special Passport Holders, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Georgia on Visa Abolition for Ordinary Passport Holders, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Tax Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income, Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the State of Israel on Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters, Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Canada, Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of India, Bill on the Confirmation of the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bill on the Confirmation of the Financial Agreement for the Development of River Transport Infrastructure in Serbia between the Republic of Serbia and the European Investment Bank, Bill on the Confirmation of the Convention concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture, and the Bill on the Confirmation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in the field of Plant Health and Plant Quarantine.

The National Assembly went on to adopt the Proposal of the Decision on the Election of Court President, Proposal of the Decision on the election of a judge to judicial office for the first time, Proposal of the Decision on the election of judges to judicial office for the first time, Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of President of the Higher Court in Kragujevac and the Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of Public Prosecutor at the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Kraljevo, as well as the Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of Public Prosecutor at the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ruma, Proposal of the Decision on the Election of a member of the Council of the Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, electing Dr Ivan Nikolic member of the Council of the Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, and the Proposal of the Decision on the termination of office of President of the Securities Commission.

The National Assembly also elected the following members of the National Council for Culture: Dusan Kovacevic, Nikola Suica, Djordje Djuric and Svetislav Bozic proposed by the Government. The National Assembly did not elect any members of the National Council for Culture proposed by cultural institutions founded by the Republic, autonomous provinces or local self-governments, nor any candidates proposed by representative associations and cultural heritage associations. The National Assembly elected academician Tibor Varadi and SANU associate member Miodrag Markovic members of the National Council for Culture at the proposal of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, but did not elect any member proposed by the Council of University of Arts, Conference of Universities of Serbia and national councils of national minorities.

National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic congratulated the newly-elected members of the National Council for Culture on behalf of the MPs and herself, and wished them success.

As the National Assembly had completed the debate on all the items on the agenda and ruled on them, National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic concluded the 11th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th legislature.



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