MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – We have strengthened the legal mechanisms for protecting sovereignty and the constitutional order, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he delivered the Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly in Minsk on 28 January, BelTA has learned.
"In order to preserve the country and its independence, to ensure the progressive forward movement, the state proposed a creative consolidation of power and society. Over the past year, we adopted 22 legislative acts, many at your suggestion, with a view to ensuring the national security of our country. We have strengthened the legal mechanisms for protecting sovereignty and the constitutional order. A corresponding decree has been issued, the norms of which have been included in the draft constitutional amendments. We pre-empted the growth of extremism and restored law and order in the country. We revisited the rules of receipt and use of foreign gratuitous assistance. We have improved the approaches to the state information policy, increased responsibility for behavior in the virtual space, and taken measures to protect personal data," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president stressed that the whole world is following this path today. "Many countries have regulated the activities of such world giants as Google and Meta (Facebook), Telegram and increased the responsibility of media entities. Finally, our laws are as advanced as in Europe and the United States. But, believe me, they will not applaud us for this," he said. “Indeed, the legal requirements have been made tougher. But these new rules will reduce the vulnerability of our society, create a platform for development. Ultimately, they will shield people against instability."