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Recommendations for the improvement of the work of the National Assembly presented at the conference "Parliament – what’s next?"

07-18-2019.

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

07-9-2019.

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

06-7-2019.

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.

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“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

Democratic culture

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.

Open institutions

Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.

Free media

Because media should ask questions and critically analyse the reality. We need the media which protect the public interest and tackle the needs of the citizens.

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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.

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Parliamentary Insider for Summer 2019.

In this issue, the Parliamentary Insider brings assessment of the work of the Parliament over the summer of 2019. The focus of this issue is on the activities of the Parliament in July, due to the August break. The highlights of the month include the appointment of Milan Marinović as the new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, as well as the plenary debates on the reports of the independent institutions after a five-year break. On the other hand, non-agenda topics took up time during the discussion in the plenary sessions again, which where also marked with insults on account of the institutions, media and civil society.

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Our initiatives

Truth-o-Meter

A civic media calling politicians and public officials to accountability for public say.

Citizens on Watch

Active citizens for fair and free elections in Serbia.

 

Open Parliament

What’s happening in the Parliament? Get involved, it’s all about you.

Defending the Right to Know

We have the right to be informed about the work of public institutions and to an Independent Institution of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance.

Istinomer News Briefs

To know not only what happened, but why it happened. To find out more in less time. News as they should be.

 Who Is in My Government

Has the local councilor flew over to another party in your or neighboring municipality? Learn more or report.

Access to Information

The right to free access to information of public importance implies your right to request and receive information regarding the work of public authorities.

Citizens on Watch Data

Accessible, searchable and comparable results of presidential and parliamentary elections.

Inspiring Girls Serbia

Part of a global campaign aimed to inspire girls to freely and without prejudice pursue their professional choices and dreams.

Open Government Partnership Serbia

The governments’ commitments to citizens include promotion of transparency, empowering citizens, fight against corruption and use of new technologies to strengthen the governance system.

Budget Info

You are interested in budget funds of your city or municipality? Here you can also access information about the amount of budget funds allocated to local public companies.

Votemeter

Compare your political attitudes with the attitudes of presidential candidates competing in the elections.

Izbori.istinomer.rs

All information about presidential candidates in the 2017 elections at one place.

 

Data centar.io

Access, liberate and reuse diverse public data at the state and local level in an open format.

Open Data Serbia

Innovative educational programs for data management, advocacy for opening of public data and creating digital solutions using available data in an open format.

Open Government

How does the Government work, to what extent is it accountable to citizens? Acquire the information about the annual work plan of the Government, as well as regulations, proposed laws and strategies.

Vucic-o-Meter

How many promises of the current president has been fulfilled? Track the (non)fulfillment of his promises through mandates.

Map the Money

Track the progress of investments in your city or municipality financed from the local budget.

Our Money, Our Concern

Take care of the management of public funds by authorities.