The Lithuanian Free Market Institute has examined draft amendments to the Law on Forests and submitted its comments and proposals.
The project proposes to supplement the provisions of Article 7 of the Law on Forests by adding the following: “Except where otherwise provided in this law, the State and Municipal Enterprise Law shall apply to forest enterprises”. LFMI notes that the introduction of this provision would grant forest enterprises exemptions from the rules and principles that apply to other state and municipal entities. Moreover, the explanatory note of the bill does not provide justification for the necessity of exclusive regulatory provisions for forest enterprises. Therefore, LFMI calls for the rejection of the proposal.
The full position paper (in Lithuanian) is available at http://www.llri.lt/naujienos/ekonomine-politika/ekspertize-misku-istatymo-pakeitimas-leistu-uredijoms-nesilaikyti-kitiems-ukio-subjektams-numatytu-taisykliu/zilvinas-silenas