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Speaker: Bill on Referendum Has Nothing to Do with Rio Tinto

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News / Politics | 25.11.21 | access_time 16:54

Serbian Parliament (Beta/Petar Vujanic)

Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic said on Nov. 25 that a referendum bill that was examined in Parliament on Nov. 25 "has nothing to do with the Rio Tinto company or any other investment in Serbia" but was necessary so as to change the part of the Constitution that deals with the justice system.

"As for me, it does not need to be changed, I am happy either way -  for Parliament to choose judges and prosecutors. They way it is now it looks like we want something while we are actually being forced by the EU to open negotiating chapters," Dacic explained to Happy TV why the Constitution was being changed. He said that Serbian Parliament would review amendments to the Constitution on Nov. 30 and that the amendments solely had to do with the justice system.

"Changing the Constitution is not a change what you want thing. Adding something isn't possible so the preamble on Kosovo is not on the agenda (of the session)," Dacic said when asked whether this too would be changed. Such claims, Dacic said, are a reflection of  "absolute ignorance, switching subjects and conspiracy theories."

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