Analysis 29 Sep 17

Serbia’s Hasty Security Service Reforms Alarm Watchdogs

The government’s rushed attempt to change the rules governing Serbia’s Security and Information Agency, BIA, worry experts and opposition politicians alike.

Maja Zivanovic
BIRN
Belgrade
Serbian Parliament. Photo: Wikimedia/Djordje Stakic

The government’s rushed attempt to change the rules governing Serbia’s Security and Information Agency, BIA, worry experts and opposition politicians alike.

A set of amendments to the law on Serbia’s secret service, BIA, which the government has placed on the agenda of parliament under urgent procedure, is expected to be adopted in the coming days.

A set of amendments to the law on Serbia’s secret service, BIA, which the government has placed on the agenda of parliament under urgent procedure, is expected to be adopted in the coming days.

Officials, experts and watchdog organisations, however, express deep unease about the possible impact of the planned changes.

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