SPS official: We need smaller, efficient government
Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) deputy leader Slavica Đukić-Dejanović has stated that Serbia needs a smaller but efficient government.Source: Blic, Tanjug
She said that new laws on government and ministries need to be adopted before forming the government, in accordance with the goals of the coalition creating the government.
"Laws on government and ministries need changing, because the coalition thinks a smaller government would be more efficient. The new, changed law would have to be in line with such a goal. The government could be formed and ministers appointed only after the law is adopted. This part of the work could be done in the next two to three weeks," Đukić-Dejanović told daily Blic.
“The first visible step is to constitute the parliament, which could happen in the next seven to ten days,” she noted, adding that it was very important to quickly form the administrative committee.
“The changes to the law on government and ministries must follow certain personnel changes in depth and the whole job should be done in August at the latest, so the government would be functional by September 1,” the SPS official was quoted as saying.
According to Đukić-Dejanović, the names of the members of the next government could by known to the parliament in two to three weeks, while the cabinet would be formed in August.
“There are ongoing negotiations with the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) about the structure, goals and content of the government's work, and the same type of meeting could be held with the United Regions of Serbia on Saturday,” she explained.
“The most difficult issues for the next government are the economic situation and Kosovo,” she remarked, adding that any government would have faced those, but that she believed the one led by SPS leader Ivica Dačić could solve them.
Commenting on cooperation on a local level, she said it should be done according to agreements between local officials, because the issues there were different from those on the national level.