Interior Minister heralds open dialogue on the Constitution

Interior Minister heralds open dialogue on the Constitution

Athens, December 7, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Open and unbiased dialogue with society, in collaboration with the ministry of justice, announced the minister of interior and administrative reform, Panagiotis Kouroumplis, “so that we proceed together to a Constitution that enshrines individual rights, fights discrimination, safeguards the welfare state, ensures the rights of citizens and contributes to the development of the country, with direct-democratic institutions that will mobilise the citizen”.

Kouroumplis also stressed that the government will also “examine the election law” and then it will become clear that it has no reason to serve expediencies; it wants an election law more fair and will dare to do what no one has dared, he noted.

“Four times you brought to the House the breaking down of the Prefects and then as if by miracle the provisions were removed. No one speaks of these things. Athens B Prefect was the largest hatchery of corruption”, said the Interior Minister addressing the opposition.

What’s more, among its objectives of the ministry of interior, Kouroumplis announced the reinstitutionalisation of decentralisation, as well as the completion of the codification of legislation and administrative procedure.

Finally, he made a commitment that the State’s obligations to the Local Government will be repaid to the last cent.