The Government of the Republic of Srpska amended today during its 149th session a Decision on the level of tuition fee at the University of Banja Luka for university programs of the first, the second and the third cycle of university studies at state universities for the 2017/2018 academic year.
In accordance with this Decision the level of the tuition fee for regular and part-time students of the third cycle of the biomedicine at the University of Banja Luka would be BAM 3,500 instead of BAM 5,000.
The Government adopted the Information on allocation of scholarships to prospective sportsmen, sportsmen with disabilities and potential candidates for the Olympic Games.
On 30 June 2017 the Minister of Family, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Srpska passed a Decision on selection of 74 prospective sportsmen, sportsmen with disabilities and potential candidates for the Olympic Games who would get scholarships for 2017.
The funds designated for sport scholarship in 2017 total BAM 123,840.00.
Allocation of sports scholarships contributes to development of high level sport and individual sportsmen are getting an opportunity to achieve top results and to promote the Republic of Srpska. The primary aim of allocation of sports scholarship is to evaluate and award the sports results achieved in the past two years and to encourage further improvement.
The Government passed a Decision on re-allocation of the funds of the Budget reserve in the amount of BAM 50,000.00 to Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government, for the purpose of assisting the City of Trebinje and municipalities of Ljubinje, Bileca and Berkovici in mitigating the effects of draught.
Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Administration and Local Self-Government are tasked to implement this Decision.
The Government had been acquainted with the Information Note on the contested Conclusion of the Council of Ministers of BiH with regard to formation of the Working Group for preparation of the model of insurance against accidents in Bosnia and Herzegovina which was passed during the 110th session of the Council of Ministers held on 31 July 2017.
The Government of the Republic of Srpska noted that there was no formal or legal correlation between the planned activities of the working group announced by the CoM BiH and the Framework Law on Protection and Rescue of people and assets in natural disasters and other accidents in BiH which had been used as the basis for passing a contested Conclusion of the Council of Ministers and delegating the tasks to the Ministry of Security of BiH with regard to the formation of the working group.
Taking that into consideration, the Government of the Republic of Srpska maintains that the BiH Council of Ministers exceeded its constitutional competences set forth by the BiH Constitution and assumed the competences of entities related to insurances and exceeded its competences set forth by the Framework Law on Protection and Rescue of People and Assets in Natural Disasters and other accidents in BiH and therefore calls upon the Council of Ministers to seize all activities on formation of the working group for preparation of the model of insurance in case of accidents in BiH and to put the contested Conclusion out of force.
The Ministry of Economic Relations and Regional Cooperation and the Ministry of Finance are commissioned to submit this Information to the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Security.
The Government of the Republic of Srpska considered and adopted the Annual Activity Report on Small and Medium Size Enterprises in Republic of Srpska in 2016.
In the reporting period financial support to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) had been realized through the following: employment and self-employment of the unemployed in the amount of BAM 11,445,394.29; for SMs in tourism BAM 224,000.00; environmental protection and energy efficiency BAM 681.931,12.
Within the employment and self-employment support, the funds are intended to enable new employment in industry but also employment of children of fallen soldiers, demobilized soldiers, invalids of war, unemployed above 45 and employment of Roma population.
In addition to grants, Investment – Development Bank placed BAM 34,998,700.00 through loans for 46 SMEs and the Guarantee Fund of the Republic of Srpska approved BAM 844,321.99 of guarantees for 5 SMEs.
According to the data of APIF and Tax Administration, in 2016 there were 39,400 business associations in Republic of Srpska, out of which there were 17,177 SMEs as legal entities, 70 big enterprises and 22,153 entrepreneurs (out of which two big ones with over 250 employees) , преко 250 запослених).
In 2016, in the SME sector the total number of business entities went up by 2% compared to 2015 whereas the number of entrepreneurs remained practically the same.
Support at the local level was intended to create good business conditions for the SMEs. According to the figures provided by 35 local government units in Republic of Srpska, financial assistance on all lines of support in 2016 was BAM 4,270,322.15 and that is 54. 64% more compared to 2015. 813 SMEs took the support and that is by 17.5% more than in 2015.
The Government accepted the Information Note on implementation of the Law on publication of laws, other legal regulations and general acts of the Republic of Srpska prepared by the Republic Secretariat for Legislation in 2016.
In the reporting period, President of the Republic issued 13 decrees and 6 decisions which have been submitted to the "National Gazette of the Republic of Srpska" for publication.
National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska submitted 54 laws, 94 decisions and 79 conclusions to the RS National Gazette.
The Council of Peoples of the Republic of Srpska forwarded 4 decisions to the National Gazette for publication.
Constitutional Court of Republic of Srpska submitted 46 decisions and 49 arbitrations to the RS Official Gazette, whereas the Vital National Interest Council of the RS Constitutional Court submitted 12 decisions and 4 arbitrations for publication.
The Secretariat General of the Government of the Republic of Srpska submitted 735 decisions, 20 regulations, 877 nominations, 10 book of rules, 8 plans and 4 conclusions for publication in the RS Official Gazette. ка.
The Republic Secretariat for Legislation forwarded to the RS Official Gazette 1 nomination and 55 decision of the BiH Constitutional Court, 9 decisions, one book of rules and 4 instructions of the Central Election Commission of BiH and 14 nominations and 13 conclusions of the BiH Competition Council of BiH in their original form as set by their proponents for the purpose of publication.
Ministries, republic administrations and administrative organizations and other organs submitted to Secretariat 233 book of rules, 1 order, 22 instructions and 12 programs which are aligned with valid legal regulations and forwarded to the Official Gazette for publication.
The Government considered and adopted the First six month report on implementation of measures from the RS Action Plan on realization of European Commission recommendations from the 2016 Report on BiH for the period of January through June 2017.
Until 30 June 2017 out of 174 measures defined by the Action Plan, respective RS institutions realized 44 measures or 25 % whereas 81 measures or 46.5 % are ongoing. At the same time 24 measures have not been realized. Thus by the end of February 2018, 130 measures or 74.7 % should be either finished or completed in full.
All public administration bodies are commissioned to implement efficiently the requirements related to European integration process in accordance with the RS Action Plan on implementation of measures from the European Commission Report on BiH and to notify the Ministry of Economic Relations and Regional Cooperation regularly about the progress made.
The Government accepted the Information Note on the Letter of Intent of the "МОRАМ Vatrometi" d.o.o. company with regard to building a factory for production of fireworks in the municipality of Pelagicevo.
This Company submitted a Letter of Intent to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining on 17 October 2017 stating its intention to build a factory of factory of fireworks in line with all relevant European regulations and directives and the norms of the republic of Srpska and intends to enable hundreds of new posts for qualified and non-qualified workers in this newly built factory and its suppliers and was ready to invest 4 million euros.
The Government accepted the Information Note on starting the process of reporting on implementation of the EU Small Business Act –SBA and nomination of the working group for conducting this process.
This Act is applied by the member countries, candidate countries and also potential EU candidate countries.
Thus far 4 cycles of reporting have taken place which also included the institutions of the Republic of Srpska. Since certain changes have been made in the methodology of reporting and since quite some time passed since the last report, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining requested a formation of the working group that would comprise representatives from institutions in charge of preparing the report.
The Government therefore nominated the Working Group for preparation of the Report on Implementation of the European Act pertaining small and medium size enterprises in Republic of Srpksa.
The Government adopted the Analysis of Fires in the area of east Herzegovina for the period of 1 June to 31 August 2017.
In accordance with the Government Conclusion the stakeholders relevant for fire protection have been tasked to realize the objectives included in the Proposal of measures on improvement of fire protection in line with set deadlines.
The Government issued a decision on suspension of the Decision of the Municipal Assembly of Teslic of 28 September 2017 on appointment of the Director of the Social Work Center in Teslic until the respective court issues a decision.
The municipal assembly of Teslic nominated the Director of the public institution of the Social Work Center despite the fact that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare did not provide the consent for this nomination, violated the Article 91 of the Law on Social Protection and thus passed an unlawful decision. In accordance with the Law stated above the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is obliged to issue its approval prior to making a decision on nomination.
The Government therefore authorized the Public Attorney's Office of the Republic of Srpska, affiliate in Doboj to initiate an administrative proceeding with regard to nomination of the Director of the Social Work Center in Teslic by the municipal assembly in Teslic on 28 September 2017 which the Government of the Republic of Srpska suspended from implementation.