MCIC Government Mirror: 65 Draft Laws under Parliament Discussion without Being Published for Public Consultation

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According to the last edition of the “Government Mirror” published by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), at the Macedonian Assembly sessions held during 25th-27th August, 2015, 65 draft laws were put on the agenda in summary proceedings, out of which only five are published on the Single Electronic Registry of Regulations (ENER). None of the published laws has respected the minimum period of ten days for public consultation.

With the massive adoption of laws that have not been published on ENER through a shortened procedure, the public and all stakeholders have a restricted ability to be timely informed, to contribute and engage in the preparation of the laws that affect them. MCIC appeals to the government and relevant state bodies to respect the prescribed provisions of the Rules of Procedure and not to avoid the obligation for availability of consultation on all draft laws, including those which are adopted through a shortened procedure.

MCIC is monitoring the work of ENER as part of its activities under the project “Government Mirror” and is publishing regular weekly, monthly and quarterly reports. More information is available here.

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