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European Commission Announced 2017 Report on Application of EU Law within the Member States

July 2018

On 12 July 2018 European Commission (the “Commission”) has announced Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law (the „Report“) in EU member states. Background Preparation of the Report is a long lasting tradition since the 1984 and a period of EEC. The Report is made each year and contains information for the preceding year. It is made based on the request of the European Parliament, which eventually adopts a resolution on the Report, once the Commission prepares it and determine its content.

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LAW ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND LAW ON PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION: ARE THEY ALIGNED, AND WHY AREN’T THEY ?

July 2018

The existing legal framework, both the domestic and the EU, should prevent building of objects that impose a threat to endangered species, ecosystems’ water regime or life of local communities in protected areas; furthermore, it should be impossible to plan building up of new facilities, threatening the ecosystem stability and lives of locals, in areas which are already seriously threatened with air, soil and water pollution. However, this is something we can witness regularly.

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Latest Amendments to the Serbian Corporate Act – New Trends in Corporate Organization and Governance

July 2018

On 8 June 2018 National Assembly of Serbia has adopted amendments to the Corporate Act, with the main goal to improve the existing legal system and comply it with international standards and developments in this area. Although some provisions have entered into force immediately, vast part of amendments will be effective from 1 October 2018.

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RAJIC Law Office Listed as the Leading Law Firm in Serbia, according to Legal 500

April 2018

RAJIC Law Office (“RLO”) has been ranked among the leading Serbian law firms, according to one of the World’s most prestigious legal guides – LEGAL 500.

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BiH Failed to Comply With the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive According to Energy Community

March 2018

On 16 March 2018, the Energy Community Secretariat (“EC”) sent a Reasoned Opinion to Bosnia and Herzegovina for its failure to comply with the provisions of the Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (“EIA Directive”). EC claims that the environmental impact assessment procedure for the  thermal power plant Ugljevik 3 in the Republika Srpska (part of BiH) is not complied with the relevant European acquis. Moreover, EC states that the permitting procedure failed to entirely map direct and indirect impacts of the projects, as well as its potential cross border impacts, as prescribed under the EIA Directive.

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