Head of Krstičević official visit to Belgrade
"Requested the consistent application of legislation in the field of education in the mother tongue for members of the Croatian people"
During her official visit to the Republic of Serbia, Daria Krsticevic, Head of the State Office for Croats Abroad met in Belgrade with representatives of the Croatian minority in Serbia.
They talked about the position of the Croatian minority in Serbia, as well as activities related to the implementation, so far, agreed minority rights.
During an official visit to Belgrade, Head Krstičević talked to Zarko Obradovic, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia.
The topic of discussion was the issue of education of the Croatian minority in Serbia. Head Krstičević requested the consistent application of legislation in the field of education in the mother tongue for members of the Croatian people.
It was agreed to intensify efforts on the Serbian side with the implementation of the Agreement between the Croatian and Serbian minority protection (signed 15th November 2005) and which , by the Republic of Serbia, is not fully realized. Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia will invest additional efforts and take concrete actions to notify that the agreement is fully implemented, and concrete actions for realization of all minority rights that Croats have in Serbia.
The political and legal situation of national minorities in Serbia is regulated by the Constitutional Charter, the Charter of Human and Minority Rights and Civil Liberties and the Law on the Rights and Freedoms of National Minorities (adopted by the Assembly of FRY, February 26, 2002 Inclusion, when the Croatian national community was first recognized as a minority). After years of negotiations, on 15th November 2004. , Belgrade signed the Agreement on the Protection of the Croatian minority in Serbia and Montenegro and the Serbian and Montenegrin minorities in the Republic of Croatia, in 2005. and it was ratified by both countries. Based on this agreement they established intergovernmental joint committee with the task of monitoring and submission of recommendations to governments in connection with the acquisition agreement.