The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) adopted opinions on constitutional matters, including a joint opinion with the OSCE on a draft law in the Republic of Moldova, related to the electoral system for the election of parliament. It also adopted an opinion on a proposal by the Moldovan president to expand his office’s powers to dissolve parliament. Andrian Candu, Speaker of the Moldovan Parliament attended as well.
The constitutional law experts also held an exchange of views with Irakli Kobakhidze, the speaker of the Georgian parliament, and adopted an opinion on the draft revised Constitution of Georgia. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili attended as well the plenary.
László Trócsányi, Hungary’s Justice Minister, attended the plenary, with regard to an endorsement of the commission’s preliminary opinion on the draft law of Hungary on the transparency of organisations receiving support from abroad.
All Venice Commission opinions are made public following their adoption.
- Annotated agenda
- Press releases:
- Hungarian law on foreign-funded NGOs - despite amendments - still raises Venice Commission concerns
- Moldova: plans to reform electoral system and presidential powers critically assessed by the Venice Commission
- Georgia: constitutional revision on right track, but changes needed to ensure political pluralism, says Venice Commission
- Relevant website: Venice Commission