Government discusses Information on business zone within SCO Group

At the 106th Extraordinary Session the Brčko District of BiH Government discussed the Information on the initiative to set up an enterprise zone in the work and industry zone of the local community Brod in Brčkom, concerning a project within a business initiative for the improvement of business environment and living standard in Brčko launched by STUDEN & CO Holding (SCO).

„This is the first project within the framework of a Memorandum already signed with the SCO Group, which envisages the creation of a 300.000 square meter business zone as well as investments of 20 million KM along with 220 new jobs until 2025, which is why we should support this business initiative with a clear and strong commitment to establishing, after its completion, another business zone at the location of Interplet as well“, says the Brčko District of BiH mayor Siniša Milić.

He points out that the today’s discussion about the Information at the Government session was the first, albeit not a necessary step in the realization of the initiative.

„I say ‘not a necessary one’ because, according to the Public Property Management Act, a special agreement as a way to carry out this business initiative implies a proposal put forward by the mayor for a parliamentary debate. We decided to initially present this as information to make the Government members familiar with the materials proposed for the purpose of resolving possible dilemmas so that the document should incorporate all the elements necessary to be put to the Assembly vote before signing“, the mayor clarifies.

The initiative gained support at the extraordinary session through discussions by the Government members, concluding that the Public Property Office, legally bound to prepare a special arrangement, fully engage and prepare the arrangement as soon as possible, resolving dilemmas possibly arising from the content of the initiative itself.

A Peaceful Assembly Act bill, proposed by the Police of the Brčko District of BiH, was approved at the 106th Extraordinary Session.

„It is, so to say, a new piece of reform regulation meeting top-grade European standards upon the recommendation of the Venice Commission. It contains norms concerning peaceful assembly in the narrow sense, which means that commercial public assembly, that is, organizing public events, has been omitted from this act and is subject to another special act on commercial public assembly, the guidelines for which we adopted today.

What makes this provision unique is that the conditions for peaceful assembly have been fully liberalized in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. It stipulates that spontaneous assembly as an immedate incident response is not subject to rigorous notification requirements; however, such spontaneous meetings have to be strictly defined by law“, the mayor concludes.

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