Recommendations for the improvement of the work of the National Assembly presented at the conference "Parliament – what’s next?"
In order to contribute to the initiation of the democratic functioning of the Parliament, the CRTA has made 46 recommendations relating to the process of adopting laws, strengthening parliamentary control over the executive, increasing public involvement and improving cooperation with independent institutions.
On the state of democracy and the threats to regional cooperation with the ministers of foreign affairs of the countries of the Western Balkans and the European Union
The meeting between six representatives of civil society organizations from the region and the ministers of foreign affairs of the countries of the Western Balkans and the European Union, was held from 3rd to 5th July at the 2019 Western Balkans Summit in Poznan, within the Berlin Process initiative.
Initiative Open Parliament celebrates seven years
Since June 2012, Open Parliament informs citizens on the work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, monitors MPs activities and events in the Assembly. In seven years, 1057 laws were adopted in 682 working days in the plenary which were analysed, more than 250,000 MPs speeches were published, almost 300 law abstracts, over 30 surveys on parliamentary processes and the work of the Assembly, and more than 900 citizens questions were collected.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy
Because politics is not just for politicians. It is our human and citizen right to participate in the processes of making decisions which influence our lives. A dialogue has no alternative.
Free and fair elections
Because elections are the pillars of democracy. It is every citizen’s right to decide on whom to give his/her vote in free and fair conditions. Our vote is valuable and it can make a difference.
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CRTA: Amendments to the Bill of the Law on Modifications and Supplement to the Anti-Corruption Agency Act
CRTA has developed proposals for amendments to the Bill of the Law on Modifications and Supplement to the Anti-Corruption Agency Act. The Bill, proposed by the Government, has entered the legislative procedure of the Serbian Parliament on November 14th, 2019 as result of the round-table discussions between the government and the opposition parties on the electoral conditions in Serbia, currently being facilitated by the European Parliament. The start of the plenary session where the MPs will debate and decide upon this Bill is scheduled for December 9th, 2019. Proposals for amendments that, among other issues, aim to offer a more comprehensive and substantial legislative solution for the phenomenon of public officials campaigning, that is also in line with the OSCE/ODIHR 2017 priority recommendation no. 2, have been submitted to all Serbian MPs.Download PDF
Proposals for the application and/or amendment of the existing regulatory framework relating to media and elections
It is necessary for all participants in the electoral process to respect already existing laws and by-laws, as it would significantly improve the media image in Serbia during the election campaign. At the same time, there is a significant number of recommendations for amending or supplementing legal acts or adopting by-laws by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM), which would improve the work of the media during the election campaign. This document covers both categories of proposals.Download PDF
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