22 / april / 2019.
Representatives of civil society organizations listed dozens of problems in the implementation of laws, issues with (lack of) functioning of institutions in regard to cases of corruption, as well as examples of problematic sections of laws, both of adopted ones and of those to be adopted. Particularly emphasized were the problems in the media, which in opinion of many have been extended to the point where even the security of journalists is threatened. Ignoring of initiatives and proposals of citizens / civil society and their viewpoints, as well as the absence of dialogue were also mentioned. Almost all CSO representatives warned present MPs about the fact that the Parliament few years in the row did not consider reports of independent bodies in plenary thus failing to exercise control over the work of the Government. Speaking on behalf of Three Points, Andjelka Markovic pointed out that whole series of annual reports issued by the Ombudsman warned about the situation in the social work centres linking the situation to cases of domestic violence / partner violence (including ones that ended with murders), but findings of these reports were never discussed in plenary.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, members of Parliament, representatives of organizations Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Transparency Serbia, Crime Investigation and Corruption Network, Bureau for Social Research, Three Points, Law Scanner, Center for Educational Policies, Belgrade Center for Security Policy and CRTA, as well as by representatives of the United Nations Development Program in Serbia and the Swiss Cooperation Office.