Coordination is today a fairly common way (method) of legal regulation in the Republic of Lithuania. At the same time, coordination mechanisms of legal regulation are also widespread in the current industry legislation of Lithuania.
For example, coordination in the field of land legislation is quite effective.
So, based on Article 32. “Remit of state, municipal institutions and the State Land Fund in regulation of land relations” Law on Land dated April 26, 1994 No. I-446 (As last amended on May 19, 2016 - No. XII-2362) [12. Institutions authorized by the Government: 4) coordinate state control over land use.”
The National Land Service, in the manner prescribed by this Law and other legal acts, organizes consideration of land use projects, planning plans, land use and land regrouping plans, monitoring of planning activities related to changes in land use status and land use conditions, with decisions on land use planning.
It is government intervention at the stage of preliminary control over the targeted use of land resources that is provided with a legal coordination mechanism. At the same time, state control itself is coordinated.
By virtue of Article 33. “Objectives of land administration”, the organization of the planned structures and structures in rural areas and the change in the structure of land use should be agreed upon in the manner established by the Government with decisions on land use planning.
Accordingly, the necessary guidelines for the coordination process are established, namely, what exactly and with what is coordinated.
Also, as follows from Article 36. “State control of land use”, the National Land Service organizes and implements state control over land use in accordance with the provisions approved by the Government and, as an institution authorized by the Government, coordinates this process.
Unfortunately, in this case, the forms and methods of coordination are not directly indicated, typical procedural issues of the coordination process are not resolved.
As stipulated in Article 40. “Projects of formation and rearrangement of land parcels”, the procedure for financing, drafting, coordinating, providing the public with information and approving projects for the formation and rearrangement of land plots is established in the Rules for the preparation of projects for the formation and rearrangement of land plots. The project on land repatriation should be coordinated in accordance with the procedure of the Rules for drawing up projects for the formation and conversion of land plots.” Article 49. “Preparatory works for land consolidation plans” states that the decision of the State Land Fund to approve or change the boundaries of the area for a land consolidation project is also coordinated with the National Land Service.
Thus, coordination legal technology is a common tool of Lithuanian land law, however, in our opinion, coordination standards in this part need to be specified. In addition, it is advisable to establish organizational rules for the implementation of coordination procedures, the requirements of the law for an agreed decision, responsibility for non-implementation of decisions made as a result of the coordination process. In our work in these areas, we believe, are ways to increase the effectiveness of the application of the norms of Lithuanian land law.
1. Law on Land от 26 April 1994 No I-446 (As last amended on 19 May 2016 – No XII-2362) // https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/en/TAD/4bf34552ad7211e68987e8320e9a5185