Serbia has 160 inapplicable [regulatory] strategies – minister
BELGRADE — Serbia has 160 strategies that remain in force despite being mutually non-compliant and impossible to implement, Kori Udovički said on Thursday.
The minister of state administration and local self-government added that the Secretariat for Public Policies has been established “to help solve that problem.”
The role of the newly-established Secretariat is to direct government planning by analysing regulations and to give opinions about their impact, said Udovički, who warned that the process of establishing compliance could be “frustrating and a source of conflict between the Secretariat and the relevant authorities.”
The US is ready to assist Serbia in the process of regulatory impact analysis, he added.
Alexander Hunt, head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the White House Office of Management and Budget, cited the example of the US, where around 100 out of every 5,000-7,000 regulations are subjected to the analysis procedure in view of the benefits they bring to society.
“My job is to ensure that all regulations are adopted after all information has been gathered in order to also enable the U.S. Congress to obtain adequate information on the impact of regulations on the work of the state administration,” he explained.