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Vejonis asks the Saeima to improve the quality of legislation

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn his 16 June speech to the Saeima, Latvia’s President Raimonds Vejonis asked members of the parliament to improve the quality of legislation.

The president emphasized that society expects reasonable laws from the parliament; laws that serve the development of Latvia’s economy. Unfortunately, there are concerns about the quality of the law-making process and the overall quality of laws in the country.

«I have mentioned multiple times that the Saeima’s practice to view and support conceptual proposals not liked to previously discussed goals of the legal draft and contents in the third reading is unacceptable. Such proposals are often not viewed and discussed in full,» – said Vejonis in his speech.

The president noted that it is necessary to enhance the parliament’s analytical capacity to ensure deputies have access to neutral, quality analysis for matters touched by the draft in relation to their effect on the national economy and legislative environment.

At the same time, the president welcomed actions of the 12th Saeima, especially in relation to amendments to the Energy Law to provide gas market liberalization in Latvia and reduce the country’s dependence on a single supplier. Vejonis also welcomed the parliament’s consecutive position in regards to the enhancement of the state budget’s financing capabilities for state defence purposes, as BNN was informed by the State President’s press-service.

The president welcomed deputies’ accomplishment in ensuring Latvia’s joining of OECD. At the same time, Vejonis reminded that Saeima’s autumn session presented members of the parliament with challenges in relation to reforms in education and healthcare, budget formation, combating of grey economy, improvement of the insolvency process regulations and other matters.

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