At the sitting held on 14 May 2018, the members of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending reviewed the Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Freezing of Assets for the Aim of Preventing Terrorism.
The Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Freezing of Assets for the Aim of Preventing Terrorism was presented by State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance Danijela Vazura and acting director of the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering at the Ministry of Finance Zeljko Radovanovic.
They said that by passing this Bill the Republic of Serbia, as member of the United Nations, would be harmonizing its legislation with ratified UN conventions. According to the UN Charter the UN member states are obliged to enforce measures needed to implement the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council such as repressive measures against terrorists, terrorist organizations and their financiers.
Vazura and Radovanovic said that the Bill sets out the measures through which the states refrain from offering any type of support to non-governmental entities trying to develop, acquire, produce, possess, transport or use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, especially for terrorist purposes.
Following a short debate the Committee members unanimously proposed that the National Assembly accept the Bill amending and modifying the Law on the Freezing of Assets for the Aim of Preventing Terrorism in principle.
The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairperson Dr Aleksandra Tomic and was attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Sonja Vlahovic, Momo Colakovic, Zoran Despotovic, Zoran Bojanic, Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic, Zoltan Pek, Djordje Milicevic, Srbislav Filipovic and Snezana R. Petrovic.