Organized by the World Bank, which cooperates with the Network of Parliamentary Committees for Economy, Finance and European Integration, in Podgorica (Montenegro) in period from 12th till 14th November 2019 was held Regional Workshop “Strengthening Liaison between Parliaments and Supreme Audit Institutions in order to improve the Performance of External Audit in the Western Balkans”.

The focus of this seminar part was to establish an appropriate platform for representatives of parliaments and supreme audit institutions of the countries of the region to inform each other about the implementation of institutional action plans (agreed at the first session of the regional seminar held in Tirana in May 2019) and to exchange practices and approaches strengthening cooperation between parliaments and supreme audit institutions. As a result of all discussions, there has been imposed a need to establish a cooperation protocol in the form of memorandums of cooperation between parliaments and supreme audit institutions, which would define a way of more effective cooperation, by fully respecting the defined competencies of the audit laws, the parliaments rules of procedure and other acts.

In addition to the Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska, Mrs. Zeljka Stojicic and Mr. Zoran Vidic, the Regional Workshop in Podgorica was attended by the Auditor General of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Jovo Radukic, and the Deputy Auditor General, Mrs. Bozana Trninic.