Venice Commission

Venice Commission: Serbia Has Followed ‘Most’ Constitutional Recommendations

Serbia has followed "most" Venice Commission recommendations about its constitutional amendments - but the risk of politization of main judicial bodies still need to be reduced, the constitutional law advisory body of the Council of Europe said in its urgent opinion issued Wednesday.

Acting JusMin Lucian Bode: Dismantling Section for Judicial Crimes Investigation remains a priority of mine

Acting Justice Minister Lucian Bode said on Thursday that the dismantling of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) remains a priority of his term, and the solution should be "a solid bill" that takes into account the recommendations of the Venice Commission. "Another priority of my term as interim is the abolition of the SIIJ.

EC report on Romania: Improved perception of justice independence, yet human resource deficit remains a concern

In its second annual EU rule-of-law report released in Brussels on Tuesday, the European Commission looks at the independence and quality of Romania's judiciary, the fight against corruption, media pluralism and media freedom.

Kelemen Hunor: No blockage in coalition, we support SIIJ abolition; mistakes of past musn't be repeated

Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, the chair of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) stated on Wednesday that there is no blockage within the governing coalition on the topic of the dismantlement of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) and added that he expects the Senate to be convoked in extraordinary session on the topic, the law being already on the agen

Minister of Justice: I expect Senate to meet next week and put dismantlement of SIIJ on agenda

Minister of Justice Stelian Ion announced on Monday that Parliament may meet in extraordinary session to discuss the bill on the repeal of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ), following the Venice Commission's favourable opinion, stressing that he expects the Senate to put this bill on next week's agenda.

Orban says PNL, USR PLUS internal political struggle not delaying coalition reforms

National leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, Ludovic Orban said on Tuesday that the internal political struggle between the two sides making up the ruling coalition - PNL and the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance, both of whom are preparing for their congress conventions, does not delay reforms. "No.

Janša counting on close cooperation with EU Parliament during presidency

Brussels/Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša highlighted the EU’s resilience and post-pandemic recovery as key topics of Slovenia’s upcoming EU presidency at today’s virtual meeting with the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents. Slovenia will cooperate closely with the Parliament, Janša said.

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