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Press release following the 78th session of the Government of Republic of Srpska

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Government of the Republic of Srpska passed the Decision on the guarantee program of economic support for mitigating the consequences of the pandemic of the coronavirus.

Having passed this decision, the Government has set up a guarantee program of economic support as one of economic measures to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic of coronavirus and prevent greater economic damage due to coronavirus epidemic. The goal of the Guarantee Program is to facilitate access to financial resources for micro, small and medium size enterprises by issuing a guarantee for securing receivables on a loan approved by a financial organization, i.e. by providing partial protection against the credit risk of those companies which increases due to the epidemic.

The maximum amount of the guarantee of Republic of Srpska at the level of secured loan portfolios within the Guarantee Program is BAM 50,000,000 and financial organizations can approve loans up to 238,000,000 for the realization of the Guarantee Program. The maximum loan amount for micro-enterprises is up to BAM 30,000, for small enterprises up to BAM 100,000 and for medium-sized enterprises up to BAM 250,000.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska has accepted the donation from the European Joint Fund for the Western Balkans for financing of the Corridor Vc - Part I Project in total amount of EUR 12,900,000.

The funds are intended to co-finance the Project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to co-finance the construction of:

1) two interchange of the Motorway in Johovac (Tovira) and Rudanka (Kostajnica),

2) sections of the Motorway in the length of 6.1 km between those two interchange and

3) a two-lane access road of about 1 km for the connection of the existing main road including the crossing over the river Bosna.

Donation is realized through the EBRD in accordance with their current procedures.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska accepted the Information on the request of the Trade Union of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic ka Srpska to extend the validity of the Special Collective Agreement applying to the employees in the health sector and authorized the Minister of Health and Social Welfare to sign the Agreement on Extending the Special Collective Agreement for employees in the field of health ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska", No. 72/16, 111/16 and 19/19), which will be concluded by the Government of the Republic of Srpska and the Trade Union of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska.

The position of the Trade Union is that due to emergency situation in Republic of Srpska and since the epidemiological situation was deteriorating, it was not realistic to negotiate new collective agreement.

Considering that it is necessary to ensure the validity of the act which regulates the employment status of workers employed in health care, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has proposed that in accordance with Article 252, Paragraph 2 of the Labor Law and Article 35, Paragraph 3 of the Law on Salaries of Employees in Public Institutions in the Health Sector of the Republic of Srpska, the validity of the Special Collective Agreement should be extended until September 2, 2021.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska has been commissioned  to continue, after the adoption of the Decision on the termination of the emergency situation in Republic of  Srpska in accordance with the Conclusion No. 04 / 1-012-2-2398 / 19 of September 26, 2019, working through the appointed Working Group for analysis and harmonization of amendments to the Law on Salaries of Employees in Public Health Institutions in the Health Sector and the provisions of the Special Collective Agreement regulating salaries and benefits in the field of health, on harmonization of the amendments to the legal regulation and the collective agreement which regulates salaries and benefits for employees in the health sector.

The Government adopted the Information on Guidelines for Financing the Measures for Improving Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in the Republic of Srpska.

The guidelines are used for the development of projects and energy efficiency measures related to the financing of the renovation of buildings in the public sector, from domestic sources and international financial and development institutions in the Republic of Srpska. In the context of financing the energy renovation of buildings in the public sector, there is a need to regulate this segment of social development through the establishment of a framework for financing the energy renovation of buildings in the public sector. This financial framework aims to determine the elements that will be used for the development and implementation of energy efficiency projects and measures.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska has instructed the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology, Ministry of Energy and Mining and other ministries to apply the mentioned Guidelines when planning and implementing measures for improving energy efficiency in public buildings.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska adopted the Program for the control of classical and African swine fever in domestic and wild pigs in the Republika Srpska in 2020. 

The aim of this program is early detection, prevention of spreading, monitoring, control or eradication of classical swine fever and African swine fever, as well as the collection of relevant data to assess the situation in relation to classical swine fever and African swine fever with regard to domestic and wild pigs. 



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