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Presentation, The Case of Republic of Serbia, Vladimir Medjak, Skopje, 25 June 2015

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Vladimir Medjak gave the presentation 'The Case of Republic of Servia' at a SIGMA meeting held in Skopje on 25 June 2015.

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Presentation, The Case of Republic of Serbia, Vladimir Medjak, Skopje, 25 June 2015

  1. 1. © OECD AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Different Approaches to Legal Harmonisation: The ways and means to harmonise the national legal framework with the requirements of the acquis The case of Republic of Serbia Vladimir Međak, Ph.D. Serbian European Integration Office Government of Serbia Skopje, June 25, 2015
  2. 2. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Content of presentation • Co-ordination structures for:  SAA implementation  Accession negotiations  Legislative process • Policy co-ordination • Legal harmonisation  Instruments for legal harmonisation  National program for the adoption of the acquis • Administrative capacities 1
  3. 3. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Bodies for Implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement Stabilisation and Association Council Co-Chair: Minister for EUI (SEIO Secretariat ) SAA Committee Co-chair: Director of SEIO Members are state secretaries- heads of Sub-Committees SEIO secretariat of Subcommittees 1. Sub-committee Trade Ministry of Trade and Telecommunications 2. Sub-committee Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture 3. Sub-committee Internal Market, State Secretary Matic Ministry of Trade and Telecommunications 4. Sub-committee Economic and Financial Issue Ministry of Finance 5. Sub-committee Transport Ministry of Transport 7. Sub-Committee JLS - Ministry of interior 8 Special Group for Reform of Public Administration – Ministry for Public Administration 6. Sub-Committee Social Affairs – Ministry of labor
  4. 4. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Government COORDINATION BODY Members of the Government COUNCIL OF THE COORDINATION BODY NG 1 NG 2 NG 3... Ministries and special organizations NG 31 NG35 National Assembly SERBIAN EUROEPEA N INTEGRATIO N OFFICE - SEIO Core Negotiating Team - CNT IGC state delegation MISSION IN BRUSSELS Co-ordination structure for the accession process 3
  5. 5. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU 4
  6. 6. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Policy co-ordination during accession negotiations • Protocols during accession negotiations defined by the Government • All communication goes through SEIO • Screening supervised by CNT and SEIO • Negotiation positions approved by CNT • SEIO is secretariat of CNT 5
  7. 7. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Adoption of a proposal of an act Secretariat general Government Secretariat for Legislation Ministry 3 Ministry 2 Ministry 1 Serbian European integration office 6
  8. 8. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Types of acts sent to SEIO Defined by the Rules of Procedure (RoP) of the Government (since 2010) 1. Draft laws 2. Decrees 3. Decision that are relevant for harmonisation • Sometimes rulebooks (not an obligation under RoP) 7
  9. 9. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Instruments of harmonisation Defined by the Rules of Procedure of the Government (since 2010) • Statement of concordance • Table of concordance (obligatory material sent to Government) Draft Laws relevant for harmonisation sent to European Commission – obligatory since December 2014 (SEIO controls whether this has been done) 8
  10. 10. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU National program for the adoption of the Acquis - NPAA • Serbia adopted National program for Integration 2008-2012 (1st NPAA) fulfilled by 88% (1030 out of 1172 planned acts were adopted) • Preparation coordinated by SEIO • NPAA 2013-2016 adopted 28.2.2013 • January 21st 2014 Serbia opened accession negotiations • Internal readiness for membership planed for end of 2018 – deadline for alignment 9
  11. 11. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU National program for the adoption of the Acquis - NPAA • July 31st 2014 NPAA 2014-2018 adopted • Screening process closed March 24th 2015 • 9 screening reports adopted + 6 on COELA • All SR adopted by the end of 2015 • Revision underway (by the end of 2015)  Legal  Financial  Administrative • NPAA as a basis for negotiation positions 10
  12. 12. AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Administrative capacities • Understaffed • Austerity measures (Budget cuts) • No new institutions and reorganization before hiring new employees • GUIDE TO THE MAIN ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES REQUIRED FOR IMPLEMENTING THE ACQUIS (updated: February 2013) useful guide 11
  13. 13. © OECD AjointinitiativeoftheOECDandtheEuropeanUnion, principallyfinancedbytheEU Useful links Serbian European Integration Office: www.seio.gov.rs Translation Evronim: http://prevodjenje.seio.gov.rs/evronim Vladimir Međak, Ph.D. vmedjak@seio.gov.rs Skopje, June 25, 2015

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