Sphere of activity
The Security-Information Agency (BIA) is established on the bases of the Law on the Security-Information Agency ("Official Gazette of RS", Nos. 42/02 and 111/09 – amendment) which came into effect on July 27, 2002, as a special organization of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, with legal entity status.
BIA is a civil, national security service and a part of a unique security-intelligence system of the Republic of Serbia. It functions on the bases and within the framework of the Constitution, laws, other regulations and general acts, national security strategy, defense strategy and defined security-intelligence policy of the Republic of Serbia (Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Law on the Bases Regulating Security Services of the Republic of Serbia).
Competences of the Security-Information Agency (Article 2 of the Law on BIA) are the following:
- protection of the security of the Republic of Serbia;
- detection and prevention of activities directed to undermining or disruption of constitutionally determined order of the Republic of Serbia;
- research, gathering, processing and assessment of security-intelligence data and findings significant for the security of the Republic of Serbia, as well as informing the relevant state authorities on the said data;
- carrying out other activities determined by the Law on BIA.