HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban National Defense Council and the Council of Ministers approved new changes during their extended meetings, held this past Saturday here in the capital, reported the Granma newspaper.
According to the news note, the Council of Ministers approved a “set of basic principles” for experimental application in the recently created provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque (formerly Havana Province), and agencies of the central state administration, though they did not specify what these principles were.
After this phase, the “principles” will be extended throughout all levels of government and business in 2015, said Granma.
At the meeting, the authorities were briefed on fuel storage operations, the population and housing census to be conducted in September, and illegal actions related to land use planning.
Governmental deficiencies were discussed that included “excessive control,” “poor solutions and follow through,” and the existence of a “large number of legal provisions and regulations, inconsistently created and enforced,” reads the report.