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  • Law on Associations and Foundations (Published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, No. 52 of October 17, 2001)

     

    PART V

    Article 34 - REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN AND INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Rules on registration of associations and foundations prescribed by this Law shall also apply to registration of a branch office of foreign and international association or foundation, or other foreign non-governmental organization, unless otherwise prescribed by the Law (hereinafter: foreign non-governmental organizations).
    Along with the application for entry into registry, the following documents shall be submitted to the competent court:
      - decision on registration of the foreign non-governmental organization in the country of domicile;
      - decision on establishment of an office, branch or other form of organization in the Republic of Srpska;
      - name and address of the person authorized to represent foreign non-governmental organization in the Republic of Srpska; copy of the identification document of the authorized person;
      - the seat and address of the office in the Republic of Srpska.
    If the law of the country of domicile of the foreign non-governmental organization does not require entering into the registry, the organization shall, in lieu of submitting the decision on registration in the country of domicile, submit any other written document attested by the public notary or the clerk of the court as a proof that it has acquired a status of the legal person in the country of its domicile.
    If the decision on registration in the country of domicile does not indicate goals and activities of the organization, the foreign non-governmental organization shall submit the statute or any other internal act indicating the goals of the organization. 

     

  • Law on Associations (Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia, No. 88 of October 11, 2001)

     

    Article 8 - Foreign associations

    (1) A foreign association is, for the purpose of this Law, an association or other organizational form established without the intention of gaining profit, which fulfills the conditions prescribed by this Law, and which was established in accordance with the legal rules of the foreign state.

    (2) A foreign association may conduct its activity in the Republic of Croatia after it is entered into the registry book of foreign associations by the ministry competent for the field of general state administration.

    (3) In the Republic of Croatia a foreign association shall conduct its activity in accordance with this Law.

     

  • Law on Non-governmental Organizations (Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro, no. 27 of July 29, 1999)

    Article 4 - Foreign Non-Governmental Organization

    A foreign non-governmental organization may operate in the Republic of Montenegro under the conditions set forth in this Law. 

    Article 26 - The Government’s Support

    The Government of Montenegro shall provide financial aid to not-governmental organizations. The criteria and the procedure for obtaining the government’s aid shall be prescribed by special regulations. 

    Article 27 - Tax and Other Exemptions and Privileges

    The Government shall provide tax and other exemptions and privileges for non-governmental organizations.

     

  • Law no. 8788, dated May 7, 2001 on Non-profit Organizations [Albania]

     

    Article 29 - The Activity of Foreign Non-profit Organizations

    Foreign non-profit organizations have the right to exercise temporary or permanent activities in the Republic of Albania, respecting Albanian legislation and good customs and under the same conditions with those of local non-profit organizations.
    For the exercise of their activity in the Republic of Albania, foreign non-profit organizations may establish and register the non-profit organizations, or their branches, according to Albanian law.

    Article 30 - Permission for Temporary Activity

    Except when it is provided otherwise in bilateral or multilateral agreements, foreign non-profit organizations, in order to exercise temporary activity, on their application receive only preliminary permission of the state organ that conducts activity in the same field or in fields similar to the foreign non-profit organizations.
    The decision of the respective state organ to issue a temporary license for activity is given no later than one month from the date of submission of the request. Otherwise the approval is considered as given. Refusal of any request can be appealed in court within 30 days of receipt of notice.
    Temporary activities that last no longer than 30 consecutive days do not need temporary permission.

    Article 31 - A Request and Associated Acts for Obtaining Permission for Temporary Activity

    Foreign non-profit organizations that intend to exercise temporary activity, besides meeting the other requirements of this law, and receipt of the permission of the respective state organ that exercises activity in the same field or in fields close to that of the foreign non-profit organization, together with the request shall also present the following documents
      a) A document that shows they are a juridical person in their country of origin;
      b) A declaration from the foreign non-profit organization itself, that the activity it intends to realize in Albania is in conformity with the purpose for which it was created and with the legislation of that country.
    The accompanying acts issued in other countries shall be authentic or certified regularly by the competent organ of the country where the act was issued, translated and notarized in the Albanian language.

    Article 32 - Documents Necessary for the Registration of a Branch of a Foreign Non-Profit Organization

    Foreign non-profit organizations that intend to establish a branch in Albania, in addition to meeting the other requirements of law, also accompany the request for registration with the establishment act and the charter, together with the decision of its competent organ for the opening of a branch in Albania.
    Accompanying documents issued in other countries shall be authentic or certified regularly by the competent organ of the country where the act was issued, translated and notarized in the Albanian language.

    Article 33 - Rights and Duties

    In the conduct of their activity, foreign non-profit organizations have all the rights, facilities and legal obligations as if they were local, except when it is otherwise provided by law or international agreement.

     

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