Moroz says he cannot publish law on changing budget, which increases social payments

16:20, 22 May 2007
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"I do not have a right to do this according to the present Constitution", Moroz

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Moroz claims he does not have a right to publish law on changing budget, which increases social payments, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

He said it at a plenary meeting today, commenting on lawmakers’ offers.

“I would gladly publish the law but I do not have a right to do this according to the present Constitution”, Moroz noted.

He reminded, the Constitution provides publishing a law according to the Verkhovna Rada Speaker signature, if the President did not bring changes into the law during 15 after receiving it.

According to Moroz, the Verkhovna Rada can publish the law. It will be the law, passed by the Parliament but did not come into force.

“Let people ask questions to local administrations and social security services, why these payments are not paid”, he said.

Moroz pointed out the President’s refusal to sign and publish the law is aimed to “show that the Parliament does not work”.

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