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20 January 2021, 14:20

MPs discuss model lawmaking in Union State of Belarus and Russia

Photos courtesy of the Union State PA
Photos courtesy of the Union State PA

MINSK, 20 January (BelTA) - Parliamentary hearings "Model lawmaking in the Union State" and a meeting of the commission on legislation and regulation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia were held via a video link on 20 January, BelTA learned.

The parliamentary hearings were attended by members of the Parliamentary Assembly, representatives of the Standing Committee of the Union State, ministries and departments of Belarus and Russia, international organizations, administrations of the frontier regions, leading lawyers and law experts. The meeting focused on the development and adoption of model laws by the Parliamentary Assembly, outlined the priority areas of model regulation and approved a model legislative plan for 2021 and the medium term.

The Union State MPs, representatives of the Standing Committee of the Union State, ministries and departments of the two countries took part in the work of the PA commission on legislation and regulation.

“This is a very important discussion. Model lawmaking makes up a practical basis for the development of the legislation of our countries and their approximation,” said Svetlana Lyubetskaya, the chairperson of the Standing Commission on Legislation of the House of Representatives. “Belarus is moving towards digitalization of the economy, so we are interested in any international experience and positive recommendations, especially, the experience of the neighboring state with which we have been developing close relations. It is important for our carriers and the banking systems that we approximate approaches and facilitate cross-border interaction.”

Members of the PA commission on legislation and regulation summed up the results of the parliamentary hearings. Representatives of the Standing Committee of the Union State presented the information about the progress made in the development of the draft concept on rapprochement of the legislation in the Union State. The MPs considered the proposals to improve the efficiency of work in the parliamentary dimension, discussed the activities to ensure equal rights of citizens in the Union State and summed up the results of the work in 2020.

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