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Albania President Rejects Parliament’s Vote to Oust Him

Albanian MPs on Wednesday voted to oust the country's president, Ilir Meta, though the final decision on the issue must go to the Constitutional Court, which will conclude if Meta will be removed from office before his term ends in until 2022.

Some 104 lawmakers in the ruling Socialist-dominated chamber voted for dismissal while seven voted against. Three abstained.

DNA: CVM report highlights certain issues that could affect the clampdown on corruption

The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) says that it has made and is making special efforts to continue the fight against high-level corruption, but points out that the European Commission's latest report on Romania's progress under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, which was released on Tuesday, also highlights certain issues that could affect the clampdown on corruption, spec

Speaker Orban: Draft law on pension - salary cumulation must be constitutionally solid

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, believes that the draft law on the elimination of the pension - salary cumulation, currently in debate at the level of the Government, is necessary, since it has to be "solid from a constitutional standpoint".

Oversight institutions feel being under political pressure, govt rejects allegations

Ljubljana – Tomaž Vesel, the president of the Court of Audit, is seeking support among independent oversight bodies for a statement that urges against alleged political pressure and attacks on them that are carried out in the media and on social networks. Some government ministers have reacted to the statement, largely not sharing the view.

No parliament debate on opposition Left’s political programme

Ljubljana – Speaker Igor Zorčič will not call a plenary session to debate the opposition Left’s party programme after the coalition Democrats (SDS) and New Slovenia (NSi) requested this last week, arguing the programme contained elements suggesting the Left could act against the country’s constitutional order.

CCR rules special Section for Judicial Crimes is constitutional, offers interpretation of CJEU relevant decision

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) rejected today several constitutional challenges to Law No. 304/2004 on judicial organization and also unanimously quashed challenges to several articles in OUG No. 90/2018 on specific measures for rendering operational the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ).

Turkish prosecutor refiles indictment seeking ban on HDP

Turkey's top prosecutor on June 7 refiled an indictment seeking dissolution of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

The indictment calls HDP an undemocratic party that colludes with the terrorist group PKK and seeks to destroy the unity of the state.

The indictment was previously returned by the Constitutional Court due to missing details.

Počivalšek to remain minister, does not intend to return to parliament

Ljubljana – The leader of the coalition Modern Centre Party (SMC), Zdravko Počivalšek, has decided to remain economy minister rather than return to parliament. This is after an MP of the ruling Democrats (SDS) said last week that Počivalšek returning to parliament to secure the coalition an absolute majority was still an option.