Vladimir Orlić appointed new director of BIA

The National Security Council has approved the appointment of Vladimir Orlić as the new director of the Security and Information Agency (BIA).

The session addressed the current security situation in the region and the situation in the Republic of Serbia, in particular, the presidential press office said in a statement.

Orlić, a one-time parliament speaker, will take over from BIA Acting Director Tomislav Radovanović, who was appointed in December 2023 following the resignation of the agency’s previous director, Aleksandar Vulin.

Who is Vladimir Orlić?

Vladimir Orlić has been a member of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) since 2008, where he was mainly in charge of tasks related to information, media and organization. He was the president of the Information Council of the SNS branch in Čukarica and the head of the SNS Belgrade Committee. Orlić was also vice president of SNS at one time.

He was elected an MP four times and then became deputy head of the SNS parliamentary group, the deputy speaker of the Serbian Parliament and subsequently the speaker.

In 2018, BIRN published documentation showing that the Ministry of Education’s inspection deemed the hiring of Orlić and Aleksandar Martinović as lecturers at the Medical School in Ćuprija illegal. In May 2020, in a guest appearance on N1 TV, Orlić denied that he was employed at that school, but the next day BIRN published documentation showing that he was hired as a lecturer at master’s studies during the 2019/20 school year.

(Vreme, 12.06.2024)


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