Thursday, 26 May 2011

Inter-Ethnic Relations Committee Members Talk to St. Gallen Town Parliament Social Democratic Party Councilmen

A delegation of councilmen of the Social Democratic Party of the St. Gallen Town Parliament, Switzerland, is in a four-day visit to the City of Belgrade. As part of its visit, the delegation met with the Chairman and members of the Committee on Inter-Ethnic Relations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.


Committee Chairman Miletic Mihajlovic briefed the guests on the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia which, in addition to the rights guaranteed under the Constitution to all Serbian citizens, also guarantee individual and collective rights and freedoms to the ethnic minorities in our country, as well as on the laws directly related to the protection and improvement of rights and freedoms of ethnic minorities in the Republic of Serbia. He emphasised the competence of the Law on National Minority Councils in the spheres of education, culture, information and official use of ethnic minority languages and script. The Committee Chairman informed the Swiss guests that Serbia boasts 20 ethnic minorities which have created their national councils as legal bodies of minority self-government in the areas covered by the Law on National Minority Councils. The Committee Chairman also informed the guests about the manner of election of ethnic-minority representatives at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and presented the work of the Committee on Inter-Ethnic Relations.

The head of the delegation of councilmen from St. Gallen Martin Boesch informed the hosts on human and minority rights in his country, particularly the way in which the official use and equality of languages is regulated in Switzerland.

In the meeting, the officials exchanged opinions on certain issues relating to the realisation and protection of rights of ethnic minorities, resolution of the problems relating to Serbian asylum seekers, as well as the right to official use of ethnic minority languages and script in Serbia and official use of languages in the Swiss cantons.

In addition to the Chairman of the Committee on Inter-Ethnic Relations Miletic Mihajlovic, Committee members Vitomir Mihajlovic, Viorel Zura, Gabor Lodi and Bajram Sehovic also took part in the meeting.

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monday, 24 february
  • 8.30 - sitting of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 8.30 - sitting of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 9.00 - sitting of the European Integration Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, library)

  • 9.00 - sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

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

  • 9.00 - sitting of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 9.00 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 9.30 - Voting Day on all the items on the agenda of the 25th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th Legislature (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 9.45 - sitting of the Committee on the Judiciary, Public Administration and Local Self-Government (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 10.00 - 26th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th Legislature (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 10.30 - press conference of MP Tatjana Macura (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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

  • 11.00 - press conference of MP Dr Aleksandra Jerkov (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 12.30 - press conference of MP Zoran Zivkovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 13.15 - press conference of MP Dr Sanda Raskovic Ivic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 14.00 - sitting of the Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 14.30 - press conference of MP Bosko Obradovic and Marija Janjusevic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 14.50 - press conference of MP Djordje Vukadinovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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