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BiH PA HoR adopts amendments to the Law on Council of Ministers of BiH

Text: Muhamed Hadžibegić, FENA Photo/Amer Kajmović

SARAJEVO, June 15 (FENA) - Deputies of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted at today's session the Bill on Amendments to the Law on the Council of Ministers of BiH proposed by Our Party and Independent Bloc MPs Mirjana Marinković-Lepić and Aida Baručija.
 
The amendments to the law, among other things, provide for the regulation of the prescribed quota for the total composition of the Council of Ministers of at least 40 percent of persons of both sexes, as a special measure due to the constant underrepresentation of women in ministerial positions.
 
The Bill on Protection of the Right to Trial within a Reasonable Time before the Court of BiH was also adopted, as well as the Bill on Amendments to the Law on Public Procurement.
 
The deputies also adopted the Bill on Amendments to the Criminal Code of BiH, while the Bill on Amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax did not receive the required majority.
 
Also, the Bill on Amendments to the Law on Financing of BiH Institutions was adopted, as well as the Bill on Amendments to the Election Law of BiH to be considered in an abbreviated procedure.
 
The deputies also adopted the conclusion by which the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly tasks the BiH Council of Ministers to submit amendments to the BiH Law on Medicines and Medical Devices to the parliamentary procedure, as well as to adopt appropriate amendments to the Rulebook on the procedure and manner of granting marketing authorizations to enable coronavirus vaccines, the use of which was previously approved by the European Medicines Agency or the competent institutions of neighboring countries, can be immediately put into use in the territory of BiH.
 
The deputies also took note of the Information on the state of public debt of Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 31, 2020, and accepted the parliamentary initiative of Šemsudin Dedić (SDA) which obliges the BiH Council of Ministers to make a decision regulating the introduction of a green certificate for citizens of BiH, i.e. document that will be proof that the person has been vaccinated or has been infected with the coronavirus, or has a negative test for Covid-19, which will help citizens to move outside the borders of BiH.
 
The session also accepted the proposal of the conclusion of MP Dragan Mektić (SDS), which instructs the Council of Ministers of BiH to submit to the House of Representatives within seven days the Reform Program for 2019 and the Defense Reform Program for 2020, as well as the NATO document this year submitted to the BiH Mission in Brussels.
 
The deputies gave their consent for the ratification of a number of agreements and contracts, which ended today's session of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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