20 October 2015 17th meeting of the National Assembly Economic Caucus

20 October 2015 17th meeting of the National Assembly Economic Caucus

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

17th Meeting of National Assembly Economic Caucus

The members of the Economic Caucus met with a delegation of the US State Department, representatives of the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED), International Republican Institute (IRI) and USAID Serbia, at the National Assembly House.


The Head of the Economic Caucus, Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic welcomed the delegation of the US State Department saying that the small steps the Economic Caucus has taken and the small results it has achieved are a good start toward creating a good business environment, adding that the working group’s goal is to make Serbia the regional economic leader.

“The Economic Caucus cooperates with the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, US Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Investment Council and the Chamber of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Entrepreneurs. The group’s priority is to counter black economy and show responsibility both toward the citizens and foreign investors”, said Marinkovic.

Economic Caucus member Zoran Babic said that within the Caucus the representatives of the ruling majority and the opposition have managed to foster ties and put economy and business into focus.

“Economy and politics suffer from a common ailment – neither is popular. In that spirit, it is necessary to analyse both the economy and the business tips we get from our associates from NALED and IRI. The goal of the Economic Caucus is to listen and provide institutional solutions to the problems, as well as implement laws in the field, draw attention to them and propose them to the National Assembly. From the US, we expect cooperation with the top companies and development of technologies”, stressed Babic.

Christine Tefft, representative of the US State Department delegation, said they were happy about the economic reforms and that they see Serbia as the leader in the region, while Milovan Milojevic, Economic Caucus member, said that any help and experience from the world economic leaders are welcome and that he hoped the cooperation with the US would develop and grow. MP and Economic Caucus member Ivan Jovanovic agreed with his colleagues and added that the work and efforts of the Economic Caucus are visible, that the results would not be possible without the support of NALED and IRI and that he was pleased by the continued cooperation with an economic magnate such as the US.

Marinkovic concluded the meeting saying that new programmes are being implemented in cooperation with USAID and that the Economic Caucus is keeping a close eye on the budget control and implementation of legislation.



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monday, 26 october
  • 9.00 - sitting of the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 9.30 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 10.00 - continuation of the First Sitting of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in 2020 (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 10.30 - sitting of the Committee on Human and Minority Rights and Gender Equality (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 10.30 - sitting of the Environmental Protection Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 10.30 - sitting of the Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 11.00 - sitting of the Committee on Spatial Planning, Transport, Infrastructure and Telecommunications (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 11.00 - sitting of the Committee on the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 11.00 - sitting of the Committee on Health and the Family (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 11.30 - sitting of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 11.30 - sitting of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 11.30 - sitting of the Security Services Control Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on Education, Science, Technological Development and the Information Society (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 12.00 - National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic meets with Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 12.30 - sitting of the European Integration Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

  • 12.30 - sitting of the Culture and Information Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 12.30 - sitting of the Committee on Kosovo-Metohija (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

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

  • 14.00 - sitting of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 14.00 - press conference of MP Dr Muamer Bacevac (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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