HoR of BiH Parliament supports amendments to the Law on the HJPC

The House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina supported today the amendments to the Law on the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH proposed by the Council of Ministers of BiH. The House also adopted a recommendation calling on the House of Peoples to adopt these amendments in an urgent legislative procedure.

This is a law that needs to be passed because it is one of the 14 priorities that the European Commission put before Bosnia and Herzegovina in response to the request for membership in the European Union.

Amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax (VAT) proposed by the deputies of the Serb Democratic Party (SDS) Mladen Bosić and Darko Babalj were also supported, and the proposal was supported by the Finance and Budget Committee with two adopted amendments.

The MPs proposed to amend this law due to the fact that there is a need for taxpayers to have an appropriate amount of time in which they are obliged to submit a tax return because the current solution does not leave enough time for submitting returns, which was not accepted because the amendment of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats was passed.

The amendment also stipulated the increase for the limit for registration of taxpayers from 50,000 KM to 100,000 KM due to inflationary trends and the increase in the prices of goods and services.

Also, the MPs supported the amendments to the Law on the Ombudsman for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which were proposed by the BiH Council of Ministers in the second reading, as well as the BIll on Freedom of Access to Information at the level of the BiH institutions.

The Annual Consolidated Internal Audit Report as well as the Consolidated Annual Report on the Financial Management and Control System in the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2022 were also adopted.

The MPs did not support several parliamentary initiatives because there was no entity majority, which is why the Collegium of the House will try to harmonize them later, and the MPs gave their consent to the signing of several international agreements, thus ending the regular session of the House.