Parliament to vote SAA, energy deal
09. September 2008. | 10:14
The parliament is to vote on the ratification of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA), the energy deal with Russia and several international agreements at its session on Sept. 9.
After a summer break and consultations on overcoming the filibustering conducted by the opposition Serbian Radical Party, the parliament resumed work on Sept. 2. The MPs first discussed the SAA, then the energy deal with Russia, and finally the ratification of 11 international agreements on loans from international financial institutions.
The For a European Serbia caucus, the Socialist Party of Serbia, the Vojvodina parties, and the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, said they would back SAA, while the Democratic Party of Serbia and the New Serbia party would not. The Radicals' caucus and the newly formed caucus headed by Tomislav Nikolic said they would not be present during the voting.
The energy deal with Russia is supported by almost all parties, except the League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina, the Liberal Democratic Party, and the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians.