ArmInfo.The constitution, constitutionality, statehood are not just legal formulations on paper, the next step is very important - their implementation. As the Armenian President's press service told ArmInfo, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian stated this at a meeting with a group of members of the Professional Commission on Constitutional Reforms.
<When we consider the constitutionality of this law, it is not only necessary to look whether this law is in line with the Constitution or not. Those countries that believe in their Constitution, the rule of law, are winning. One of the ways of developing the Constitution is that we, as a society, must believe and live with this culture>, the Armenian President said, adding that he considers the constitutionality of the law from the point of view of its applicability.
At the same time, he stated that laws can often be submitted for signature, which have no problems in terms of their compliance with the Constitution, but they are untimely.
As a clear example, the President of Armenia touched upon the law on property tax. Noting that tax legislation is sensitive in itself, the President of Armenia, touching upon the issue of recent changes regarding property tax, stressed that any tax law should be thoroughly discussed and analyzed. <There is no doubt that the state should think over and develop tax legislation, and people who have more wealth should pay more taxes. In all countries, taxes rise or fall. However, laws also have a social, psychological impact. Property tax also speaks of many other problems. For example, if an associate professor living in the center of Yerevan inherited his apartment from his famous academic grandfather, what should he do in this case, sell it and move to the outskirts of the city? It is possible that he will sell the apartment and leave the country, taking with him the academic archives and history, in general, part of the history of Yerevan and our people, "the head of state noted.
At the same time, he added that it only seems that any law is just arithmetic, but behind this arithmetic there are human lives, our country, culture, our city. <One must be very careful. The highest value for us should be a person who also creates a culture and environment. This law is on my table. I can't send it to the Constitutional Court because there are no problems with constitutionality. All I have to do is sign the law and attach a statement. I did just that, explaining in detail what the problems were. If I had the right to send the law back to the National Assembly, I would do it, noting that for these reasons the law should be amended. And I would veto this law if I had such an opportunity>, the Armenian President summed up. To recall, the RA National Assembly at an extraordinary meeting on June 25 in the second and final reading introduced amendments to the Tax Code of the country. As the Deputy Minister of Finance of Armenia Arman Poghosyan noted in his speech, the bill provides for the application of new mechanisms for calculating property tax based on its market rather than cadastral price.