BELGRADE – The Serbian parliament adopted Thursday the Law on Investigation of Air, Rail and Water Traffic Accidents, which provides for the establishment of a center headquartered in Belgrade to investigate air traffic accidents.

Zorana Mihajlovic - Photo: Supplied
Zorana Mihajlovic – Photo: Supplied

The center will be dealing with circumstances and causes of accidents and be making recommendations about possible ways to prevent such accidents from happening again in the future. The center will be managed by a chief investigator who will occupy a post of director in a special organization.

The parliament also adopted amendments to the Law on Obligations and the Basics of Property Relations in Air Transport.

Minister of Trasnport Zorana Mihajlovic said that the amendments were aimed at making passengers’ rights come first by aligning with relevant EU directives.

The Serbian parliament adopted the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United States of America, which provides for introducing direct flights between the two countries.

The introduction of direct flights from Serbia to the United States can be expected at the end of 2015 or during the first quarter of next year, Zorana Mihajlovic, Serbia’s deputy prime minister and minister of transportation and infrastructure, has said.