Friday, 27 November 2015

48th Sitting of the European Integration Committee

At the sitting held on 27 November, the members of the European Integration Committee discussed, in principle, the Bill on Mining and Geological Research.


On the behalf of the Ministry of Mining and Energy, the Bill was elaborated by Sinisa Tanackovic, Assistant Minister in charge of the Geology and Mining Sector, who said that the Bill regulates the areas of mining and geology, with the preservation of geological resources. The Bill defines strategic mineral raw materials, includes the preservation of attested reserves and regulates the issuance of geological research permits by local self-governments. In the drafting of the Bill, all European standards had been followed as well as the three EU directives in accordance with which the by-laws are to be drafted. These are directives referring to geological research and exploitation, carbon dioxide storage and mining waste management. Also, IPA funds have been secured for the drafting of a mining waste cadastre and mining waste registration on the territory of AP Vojvodina, said Tanackovic.

In the ensuing debate the MPs had questions about the provisions of the Bill concerning strike, the EU directive regarding waste, especially oil discharge, the difference in the authority of the Geological Institute existing between the current law and the Bill. They also asked about local self-governments that did not grant permits for geological research on their territory, strategic mineral resources and criteria for the expansion of field exploitation.

Following the debate the Committee members accepted the Bill on Mining and Geological Research, in principle, by majority vote.

The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairman Aleksandar Senic.


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  • 10.00 - presentation of the poll on: Serbian citizens’ attitude toward the US (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)

  • 10.30 - National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic addresses the gathering on the 140th anniversary of Serbia – US diplomatic relations (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)

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

  • 13.45 - 12th meeting of the EU - Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC) (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 16.00 - institute of parliamentary questions on the last Thursday of the month (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

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