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Competence

By virtue of the Regulation on the Office for the Coordination of Affairs in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Local Self-Government in Priština (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 024/2015) dated 6 March 2015 and pursuant to Article 31(1) of the Law on Government (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 55/05, 71/05 – corrigendum, 101/07, 65/08, 16/11, 68/12 – CC , 72/12, 7/14 – CC and 44/14), the Government established the Office for the Coordination of Affairs in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština, setting out its competence, organisation and other issues relevant to its operation.

The Regulation stipulates that the Office for the Coordination of Affairs in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština is a government office and outlines its competence: the Office conducts professional and operational affairs in the process of negotiations with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština for the Government and the Coordination Body in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština pertaining to: implementation of the agreements reached in the dialogue and negotiations; preparation of draft Government acts; implementation and monitoring of the implementation of Government acts; coordination with authorities and organisations with regard to the process of negotiations and implementation of the adopted Government acts; preparation and organisation of meetings within the framework of the dialogue, administrative and technical support to the negotiating team. It shall carry out all other tasks laid down by law and Government acts.

The Office conducts the following professional and operational affairs in the process of negotiations with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština (PISG):

  • Organising and preparing the participation of authorities and organisations of the Republic of Serbia in the negotiations with the PISG;
  • Coordinating the activities of authorities and organisations of the Republic of Serbia when they take part in the negotiations with the PISG;
  • Compiling and analysing reports made in the course of the negotiations of the Republic of Serbia authorities and organisations with the PISG;
  • Coordinating between authorities and organisations on the implementation of the adopted Government acts pertaining to the negotiations with the PISG;
  • Cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, analysing activities of the diplomatic network in terms of the negotiations with the PISG and preparing relevant negotiations-related information and activities;
  • Preparing for the Government reports and information pertaining to the negotiations between the Republic of Serbia authorities and organisations, and the PISG;
  • Preparing, in cooperation with authorities and organisations, draft Government acts on the negotiations with the PISG;
  • Monitoring the implementation of Government acts pertaining to the negotiations with the PISG and other Government acts within its purview;
  • Drawing up reports for the Government with reference to the implementation of Government acts on the negotiations with the PISG;
  • Drawing up negotiations-related reports and information for the Government and the Coordination Body in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština regularly and on request;
  • Preparing and organising meetings within the framework of the dialogue of Serbian authorities and organisations with the PISG;
  • Providing administrative and technical support to Government teams, authorities and organisations in the process of negotiations with the PISG;
  • Conducting professional, administrative and technical affairs for the Coordination Body in the Process of Negotiation with the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Priština, preparing meetings of the Coordination Body;
  • Preparing minutes of the meetings of the Coordination Body;
  • Drawing up acts of the Coordination Body, providing other types of support to the Coordination Body, and performing other tasks as specified by the Government pertaining to the process of negotiations with the PISG;