18 March 2015 11th meeting of National Assembly Economic Caucus

18 March 2015 11th meeting of National Assembly Economic Caucus

Thursday, 19 March 2015

11th Meeting of National Assembly Economic Caucus

At the meeting held on 18 March, the members of the Economic Caucus discussed the proposed amendments the Economic Caucus is to submit to the Bill on Inspection.


The Head of the Economic Caucus, Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic announced that 14 amendments are to be submitted, focusing on those calling for the urgent implementation of the law and reduction of implementation deadlines. An amendment submitted by Economic Caucus member Katarina Rakic proposing a more severe penal policy so as to boost the responsibility of the inspectors is among the amendments to be submitted. Marinkovic underlined the proposals aimed at expediting the inspection of unregistered subject so as to reduce the grey economy.
Speaking about the Bill on Inspection, State Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Vidosava Dzagic said that it achieves a higher level of harmonization of operation of the subjects of inspection with the law and other regulations, allows for a more effective public risk management and safeguards the property, rights and interests protected by law or other regulations. Expected results of the Bill once it is passed are also the elimination or reduction of arbitrariness, discrimination, wilfulness, corruption and other possible abuses in initiating and conducting inspections. The State Secretary says that the Bill also aims to prevent the unjustified frequency and length of inspections in some and lack of it in other business entities.
“It is necessary to reduce the administrative burden on the economy and establish a sustainable situation, improve free market competition and protect competitiveness. The law should ensure better legal predictability, security and probability, better allocation of inspectorial resources and improve the business environment and investment climate”, said State Secretary Dzagic.
The Head of the Economic Caucus, Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic said that the Bill on Inspection is a best practice example of the road a bill travels from the submitter to deliberation by the Assembly. He added that many representatives of the business sector took part in its creation, and that the Bill was drafted under the ever-vigilant eye of Transparency-Serbia which followed the implementation of the five recommendations of the Study on Improvement of the Legislative Process in the Republic of Serbia on the example of the draft law preparation.
Marinkovic thanked the participants for their excellent turnout and interest, and greeted the state secretaries at the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Vidosava Dzagic and Zeljko Ozegovic, representatives of IRI, NALED and the US Chamber of Commerce.

The Head of the Economic Caucus, Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic presided over the meeting.



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