World Bulletin/News Desk
Lawyers in Serbia voted on Friday to end a four-month strike that has delayed thousands of court hearings, after the government agreed to change proposals on regulations and tax rules for the profession.
The Serbian Bar Association had said the plans would drive up lawyers' costs and rob them of work.
The justice ministry is expected to submit the revised changes to parliament for adoption next week, the Tanjug state news agency reported.
"The assembly adopted the agreement, but our decision will come into force after the parliament adopts the changes and after publication of these laws in the Official Gazette," the Bar Association said in a statement.
It expects lawyers to return to work by the end of January.
The strike, which began in early September, had worsened a backlog of court cases. Serbia needs to overhaul its legal system to meet standards set by the European Union, which Serbia seeks to join.Last Mod: 16 Ocak 2015, 23:24