Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI), Serb said on Thursday that the president’s and the deputy’s election of Serbia’s Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM) last December was illegal since the Body’s rules were not in line with the Law on Electronic Media.
REM’s Statute and Book of Rules, stipulated, as the think-tank said, that „REM’s Council was obliged to adjust its Statute and other acts within 90 days after the Law came into force. That means REM had to do that in 2014.“
BIRODI added that since REM had not done it in the last six years, both the president and vice-president’s election was illegal and cast a shadow on all decisions the Body had brought in that period.
„We call on Serbia’s Parliament to make REM into the legal framework and on the Body to adjust its internal regulations to the Law on Electronic Media and then select the top officials in line with that,“ BIRODI said.
It added it would inform all relevant international institution about its findings.
REM’s work was one of the topics during the 2019 interparty dialogue in Serbia mediated by the European Parliament delegation.