The Anti-Corruption Agency prepared the Opinion on the Assessment of the Corruption Risks in the provisions of the Draft Law on Professions of Special Interest for the Republic of Serbia and the conditions for their performance.
The perceived risks concern, above all, the conditions that need to be fulfilled so that the profession should be considered as a profession of special interest, that are now too general and imprecise. For example, ministries may propose new professions of special interest if their performance is of special interest to the Republic of Serbia, and no criteria are foreseen to determine when there is a particular interest in their performance, that is essential in deciding on whether a profession should be included among professions of special interest. It was also pointed to other provisions of the Draft that are too general and imprecise, thus creating a space for their various interpretations. In addition, there is an obvious tendency that the ministries are left to regulate the issue of conditions for the performance of professions of special interest by their acts, thus giving them the authority to issue bylaws that are contrary to the provisions of the laws, and all that without the prescribed controlling mechanisms.