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Lukashenko hosts meeting to discuss legislation improvement


Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko held a government meeting to discuss legislation improvement in the country on 28 January, BelTA has learned. 

“Law enforcement and other government agencies prevented our country from falling into the abyss of another color revolution, no matter how much the foreign sponsors of the protests might want it,” said the president. 

Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that a lot has been done in recent years to liberalize the legal framework in the country. “The law should not only respond promptly to any violations, but also to preempt any possible threats. This is the most important thing,” said the head of state. 

He stated that, according to citizens' proposals, a number of norms necessary for this purpose have already been included by MPs in the new codes on administrative responsibility and also in the amendments to criminal legislation. “Is this enough or do we need something else, for example, in part of combating extremism and terrorism? Should we revisit the legislation on mass events and other acts related to public safety? Do we need to take a look at how it is done abroad, in France, Germany, and neighboring Russia? The answers to these questions must be found by the bodies that are now on the front line of the struggle against the attempts to destabilize the situation in the country,” the Belarusian leader said.

According to the head of state, the State Secretariat of the Security Council coordinates the relevant work, the Prosecutor General's Office supervises compliance with the law, while the Supreme Court ensures judicial review of materials prepared by law enforcement and other authorized bodies. 

“Therefore, I would like to hear from the attendees of today's meeting the most balanced proposals on the subject we are discussing today. We must not get carried away by individual and departmental interests, but think about some global things, primarily about the consequences for the country's security. It is important to understand what we really lack in legislation to reliably identify and prevent any action directed against the state,” said the Belarusian leader.

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