Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy

This is an inter-parliamentary body established in 1993 at the initiative of the Greek Parliament, with aim to notice and evaluate changes that are occurring in Europe; to improve and strengthen the role of Orthodoxy as an important political, cultural, and spiritual entity; to help overcome extreme national and cultural differences; to protect national and religious minorities; and to strengthen the multilateral cooperation at the parliamentary level as well as cooperation and exchange of experiences among the parliaments and parliamentarians.

The General Assembly convenes once per year, in June.

Our country has been a full member since 1995.

The composition of the delegation can be downloaded from the appropriate Internet page.

Latest activities

  • The National Assembly’s standing delegation to the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy took part in the 20th annual conference of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations, 10-13 February 2014, in Nis. The delegation comprised Prof. Dr Mileta Poskurica, Head of the standing delegation, and Aleksandar Cotric, member of the standing delegation.

  • The National Assembly’s standing delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy took part in the regular joint meeting of the members of the International Secretariat and Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy committee chairpersons, in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, from 19 to 21 October 2013. The delegation comprised Prof. Dr Mileta Poskurica, Head of the standing delegation, and Aleksandar Cotric, delegation member.

  • The National Assembly’s delegation took part in the 20th annual General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, in Athens, from 26 to 30 June 2013. The National Assembly’s delegation comprised Dr Nenad Popovic, National Assembly Deputy Speaker, Prof. Dr Mileta Poskurica, Head of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to IAO, and Aleksandar Cotric, member of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to IAO. National Assembly Deputy Speaker Dr Nenad Popovic signed the Declaration of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, on the behalf of the National Assembly, calling for strengthening the role of orthodoxy in the modern world, overcoming national and religious differences, protection of national and religious minorities and cooperation among parliaments.

  • MP Aleksandar Cotric, member of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, took part in the regular joint meeting of the members of the International Secretariat and IAO Committee Chairpersons, in Athens, on 9 and 10 October 2012.

    Cotric informed the participants on the positions of the Serbian Assembly regarding European Integration, the Kosovo-Metohija issue, attitude toward traditional churches and religious communities, as well as the Fifth Meeting of the Inter-Orthodox Network of Initiatives for Research of Religions and Destructive Cults, held in Novi Sad, from 24 to 27 September this year.

  • Aleksandar Cotric, member of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, took part in the Fifth Meeting of the Inter-Orthodox Network of Initiatives for Research of Religions and Destructive Cults, held in Novi Sad, from 24 to 27 September 2012.
    The topic of this year’s meeting was “Guruism in Destructive cults and elsewhere: personal-spiritual-social problems and their solution”.

  • The Head of the standing delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), MP Aleksandar Cotric, was elected member of the Assembly’s Secretariat at the 19th annual session, held from 26 to 29 June 2012 in Prague. Cotric was unanimously elected into the organisation’s governing body for a two-year term by the votes of the representatives of 23 national parliaments.

  • Aleksandar Cotric, member of the standing delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy participated at the seventeenth regular annual international conference of the International Foundation of Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations, organized within the program intended to strengthen the cooperation of MPs, representatives of the Church, and public personae from countries of Christian tradition, and with aim to provide assistance to the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. The topic: „Results of Multi-Cultural Projects in Modern Europe and Problems related to the People’s Spiritual Identity”. The conference was held on February 14-17, 2010 in Dubrovnik.

    For additional information about the organization see: www.eiao.org

List of MPs

MP's full name Political party Hometown Age
POSKURICA MILETA
Head
SNS Kragujevac 1954.
COTRIC ALEKSANDAR
Member
SPO Belgrade 1966.
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Thursday, 18 January
  • 11.00 - 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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