Thursday, 19 March 2015

18th Sitting of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction

At the sitting held on 18 March 2015, the members of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction were presented project Free Movement of Labour Force between the Countries Signatories of the Dayton Agreement Using the Experiences of the Nordic Model of Cooperation.

Representative of the Igman Initiative Aleksandar Popov said that the projects should allow the free movement of labour force between the countries signatories of the Dayton Agreement and help regulate the existing labour force black market. The Nordic model is based on well-developed social dialogue, said Popov, adding that a Declaration was signed in February 2014, titled Nordic Region – We are Stronger Together which states that globalisation and the economic crisis present a challenge for the development and improvement of the Nordic model of cooperation.

He stressed that bilateral labour and employment agreements between the four states are an excellent mechanism to regulate labour force migration which should be conducted according to internationally set standards and procedures, as well as those agreed between the relevant states.

The purpose of bilateral agreements is manifold because they help achieve economic, political, developmental, cultural and other goals. In addition, legislation needs to be harmonised and an inter-state council should be set up to tackle problem analysis and development of regional cooperation in the sphere of employment, modelled after the Nordic system, said Popov.

Morten Skovgaard Hansen, Deputy Head of the Mission, on the behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark said that they supported the Initiative and are ready to use their experience to help Serbia conduct the project.

Committee Chairperson Vesna Rakonjac said that the National Assembly, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, had passed the Labour Law and the Law on Employment of Foreigners, the implementation of which has facilitated business dealings and ensured legal security both for both the employers and the employees.

In addition to the Committee members, the sitting was attended by representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and the Igman Initiative

The sitting was chaired by Vesna Rakonjac, Committee Chairperson.

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