Belarus President Administration told to act decisively in state policy on legal matters
MINSK (BelTA) – The Belarus President Administration should pay more attention to coordinating the state policy in legal matters. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement on 30 December as he introduced newly appointed Head of the Belarus President Administration Alexander Kosinets, BelTA has learned.
“Coordinating the state policy in legal matters is one of the most important tasks of the Belarus President Administration. The Administration should pay close attention to this function and act more decisively without relying purely on the approaches suggested by other government agencies,” said Alexander Lukashenko. In his words, a number of legislative initiatives were miscalculated by the government in 2014. The President had to interfere in view of the public opinion expressed in response to ideas of individual hotheads. Alexander Lukashenko remarked that the Belarus President Administration should not remain a simple observer in such cases.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarus President Administration should also keep an eye on legislative efforts of the Justice Ministry since government agencies sometimes complain about the tardiness and poor quality of the Ministry's work.
The approval and adjustment of the bills submitted by the parliament is an important part of the Belarus President Administration's work in legal matters.
“Full-value interaction of the head of state with the legislative and judicial powers is another core task of the Belarus President Administration. All the conditions for the proper operation of the parliament and the court system have been enabled in Belarus. It is necessary to see prospects and improve the work in this field,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarus President Administration should also closely follow the state of affairs in the regions and thoroughly know problems of municipal government agencies and self-government bodies. Aides to the Belarus president, who are in charge of specific oblasts, should play an important part in this work. However, the head of state warned against excessive interference with decisions made by oblast governors.