In their final plenary session of the year, again held in a hybrid format because of Covid, the constitutional experts of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission have adopted, among other texts, opinions on Albania, Cyprus, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The as-adopted opinions are being published this week on the Venice Commission website.
During the session, Claire Bazy Malaurie, member of the Constitutional Council of France since 2010, was elected President of the Venice Commission, succeeding Gianni Buquicchio, who has been President since 2009. Her two-year term began on 10 December, and she will be eligible for re-election in 2023. She has been a member of the Venice Commission since 2014.