SCC: Wrong INTERPRETATION OF OPINION on loan processing costs
The Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) has stated that the public misinterpreted the supplementation of the opinion adopted at the session of the Court’s Civil Department regarding the costs of loan processing, emphasising that it had not been changed compared to the opinion from 2018.
This opinion was amended by an explanation of the scope of its implementation and it is the result of the inconsistency in the decisions of the courts, as well as of the need to unify court practices, according to the press release of the General Assembly of the Supreme Court of Cassation, which consists of all the judges of this court.
It is especially pointed out that the Supreme Court of Cassation is the highest court instance in Serbia, and that it takes positions in accordance with the law and the Rules of Procedure, which are not binding, but serve to unify court practices.
“It is possible to argue with the positions taken by the Supreme Court of Cassation only within the legal framework,” the press release reads, adding that the General Assembly of the Supreme Court of Cassation strongly condemns “the need of certain interest groups to give their own interpretation and thus deceive the public and politicise the work of the Supreme Court of Cassation.”
On the occasion of this amendment to the opinion of the Supreme Court of Cassation regarding the costs of loan processing, as well as to the opinion on the collection of loan insurance premiums, protests were held by citizens and lawyers, who demanded immediate withdrawal of the opinions, claiming that they were made in the best interest of banks and that they are detrimental to citizens, that they do not comply with the law and previous practices and opinions of the Supreme Court of Cassation.