The Political Committee of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Belgrade

The Political Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a two-day meeting in Belgrade September 6th ∧ 7th, 2010. in which the main topic was "Building peace in the former Yugoslavia."

At the head of the delegation was the rapporteur of the Committee for Political Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and President of the Human Rights Commission of the Italian Senate Pjetar MarĨenaro and Ion Popescu vice president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, President of the permanent delegation of Ukraine to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a deputy of Ukraine from the list of Party region, the president of the National Council and president of interregional alliance "of the Romanian community in Ukraine."

At the beginning of the session, the Committee was addressed by President of the Serbian Parliament Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic and head of the Serbian delegation in PACE, a professor Dragoljub Micunovic, and then was followed by exchange of views and opinions with representatives of the Serbian government, including Minister for Kosovo and Metohija Goran Bogdanovic and Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mirko Stefanovic. The discussion was later continued with participation of Bozidar Djelic, Deputy Prime Minister for EU integration.

To the Romanian community in Serbia is well known Ion Popescu, and Vlad Kubreakov, back then the Moldovan representative in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, with whom he managed to draw attention to the problem of the minority in northern Serbia. Thanks to them, followed by a report of Irgen Herman and the Council of Europe Resolution 1632, of October 2nd, 2008. Unfortunately the state of Serbia is not much worried about this resolution, even the current situation in this part of Serbia (the so-called Timok) is worser than before the report of the Special Rapporteur and the Resolution of the Council of Europe.

In the absence of any strategy of the Romanian state to the Romanian community south of the Danube in Serbia, which is called Vlach - Vlachs, representatives of the community have re-started arrangements and planning to introduce the European institutions to the problems they face. Now that he is in such a high office, one Romanian a representative of the Romanians and the Romanian minority in Ukraine, an opportunity for understandanding is a lot better.

In four hour interview, Dr. Ion Popescu Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with Bojan Aleksandrovich, diocesan adviser for relations with the authorities of the Republic of Serbia and the archpriest of coastal Dacia, Dusan Prvulovic, Chairman of the Committee for Human Rights Negotin and Director of the Association of Negotin Vlachs of Serbia and Dragan Demic, a member of the National Council Vlach national minority, has agreed a strategy to contact the international institutions and the Council of Europe as well as to exchange experiences in the Ukraine and Serbia.

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