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 Thursday, August 15 2019 12:45
Alexandr Avanesov

Minister: Discussions on each bill submitted by MPs and parliamentary  factions may lead to an overload of government meetings

Minister: Discussions on each bill submitted by MPs and parliamentary  factions may lead to an overload of government meetings

ArmInfo. Discussions on each bill submitted by the lawmakers and parliamentary factions can lead to an overload of government meetings. RA Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan stated this at a cabinet meeting on August 15, presenting  the conclusion of the executive body on the amendments to the law "On  the Structure and Activities of the Government" submitted by the  Bright Armenia faction.

As the Minister emphasized, the parliamentarians proposed to include  in the government's discussions the legislative initiatives of  lawmakers of the National Assembly and parliamentary factions. At  present, at government meetings, the practice of making decisions  without discussion is used. The faction believes that the bills  presented by parliamentary forces pass a long stage of discussions,  including at meetings of the Committee of Ministers.

However, as Rustam Badasyan emphasized, discussions on each draft law  can lead to overload in government meetings.

In addition, the executive body should be free to make decisions on  the agenda of meetings. It makes no sense, the minister continued, to  discuss, for example, issues on which there are positive conclusions  from both the government and the parliamentary forces themselves.  Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers of Armenia opposes the  legislative initiative of the Bright Armenia faction.

In his turn, RA Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan informed about  the forthcoming amendments to the Law "On the Rules of the National  Assembly", by which the issue of relations "government - National  Assembly" will be settled. He pointed out the importance of public  discussions on each bill, and the creation of an appropriate platform  in this regard. The Government of Armenia, Tigran Avinyan continued,  is ready to assist in the development and introduction of such a  platform. 

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