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Veljko Kovacevic PhD

ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR WATER TRANSPORT AND NAVIGATION SAFETY

Born on June 10th , 1980 in Belgrade.

October 2008 -
Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Nemanjina 22-26
Water Transport and Navigation Safety Division
 
Junior Advisor: October 2008 - June 2009
Advisor: June 2009 - August 2014


Independent Advisor / Head of International Water Transport Division: August 2014 - September 2015


Head of the Water Transport Department of Water and Safety Section: September 2015 - September 2016

 

Acting Assistant Minister for Water Transport and Navigation Safety: September 2016



Main tasks and responsibilities
Management of projects for construction of ports, docks, construction and reconstruction of shipping lines, hydraulic and excavation works on waterways, establishment and use of intelligent transport systems in water transport. Reference projects:

-Construction of the Bulk and General Cargo Terminal of Port of Smederevo
- Adaptation of ship lines within the hydroelectric power plants "Djerdap 1" and "Djerdap 2"
- Construction of a new port in Belgrade
- Expansion of the capacity of Port of Prahovo
- Expansion of the capacity of Port of Sremska Mitrovica
- Expansion of the capacity of Port of Bogojevo
- Hydraulic and excavation works on Danube and Sava
- Development and installation of navigation and electronic marking system for Danube waterway (AtoNs)
- Establishment of a network of hydro meteorological stations on Danube and Sava
- Establishment of VTS and voice VhF system on Danube and Sava

 

Head of the Working Group of Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure for the development of a set of laws and by-laws in the field of inland water and maritime transport (Law on navigation and inland ports, Law on nationality and registration of vessels, Law on maritime navigation, Law on merchant shipping, Law on Hydrographic Activity)

 

November 2008.


Deputy Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the Danube Commission: November 2016
Deputy Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the International Sava River Basin Commission: November 2016.


Member of the Delegation of the Republic of Serbia for the negotiations on the establishment of a Transport Community between the EU and the countries of Southeastern Europe, March 2009.

 

Deputy Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the International Sava River Basin Commission: November 2016


Member of the Delegation of the Republic of Serbia for the negotiations on the establishment of a Transport Community between the EU and the countries of Southeastern Europe, March 2009.


Member of the Working Group of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the elaboration of the EU Strategy for Danube Region, February 2010.


Member of the Working Group of Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure for drafting the Water Transport Development Strategy of the Republic of Serbia 2015-2025.


Representative of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure in Working Group on Inland Water Transport of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).


Member of the Expert Team of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation Organization (BSEC) Ad-hoc Working Group on Maritime Highways.


Author of the Motion for a resolution on Pan-European rules of joint disaster United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and member of the delegation of the Republic of Serbia for the negotiations on the adoption of the Motion for a resolution on the Pan-European rules of common crash, within UNECE.

 

 

EDUCATION


University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Law degree, major - International Law; September 1999 - September 2005


Union University, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Maritime Law and Transportation Insurance Specialist. Specialist thesis: "The concept and development of York-Antwerp Rules with particular reference to their 2004 Vancouver revision." October 2006 - December 2007


Union University, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Doctor of Law - Civil / Maritime Private Law. Doctoral thesis: "Legal (general) limitation of liability in maritime law and inland navigation law". October 2009 - April 2016 

 

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS


Article: "The Development of the Joint Injury Institute and the Recent Changes to the York-Antwerp Rules of 2004"; published in Comparative Maritime Law, Journal of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts - Adriatic Institute; no. 164, Zagreb, 2010, p. 555-612
Article by prof. Borislav Ivosevic, PhD, “A Review of the New Law on Navigation and Inland Ports”, Legal Records, no. 2, 2010, Belgrade, p. 441-452
Article: "England and Law, Historical Development and Some Specificities", Legal Records, no. 2, 2011, Belgrade, p. 613-630
Article: "Some Issues on the Nature and Structure of Certain Branches and Legal Institutes of English Law," Legal Papers, no. 2, 2011, Belgrade, p. 514-528
Specialist Thesis: "The Concept and Development of York-Antwerp Rules with Special Reference to their 2004 Vancouver Review"; Union University, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia;
Doctoral dissertation: "Legal (general) limitation of liability in maritime law and inland navigation law"

Names of educational institutions
• University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
• Union University, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
 
Basic areas of scientific interest
Maritime law and inland navigation law
Traffic law
Transport insurance
The title of dipl. lawyer, maritime law specialist
Higher Education Level Doctor of Science (VIII)
      

Additional information
• Article IVR, 2009
• Secretary General of the Belgrade Student Union, February 2004 - January 2005
• Member of the Supervisory Board of Public Institution Student Center Belgrade, November 2004 - January 2005
 
Art
Elementary music school "Kosta Manojlovic" - guitar