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Does it really matter how to adopt a constitution? A public discussion
10 February 2022
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Does it really matter how to adopt a constitution? A public discussion

On Feb. 10, 2022, in UkrInform, a public discussion was held on “Does the Way of Adopting a Constitution Matter?” Ukrainian politicians and leading constitutional experts considered whether the way a constitution is adopted affects its effectiveness and viability. Why are Ukrainians ready to defend their state but not its Constitution? Is there any relation […]

OPINION: How to tame political predators?
06 February 2022
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OPINION: How to tame political predators?

By Gennadiy Druzenko, CCD Cofounder & Chairman of the Board Prof. Charles Tilly, called “one of the world’s preeminent sociologists and historians” in The New York Times, once wrote a provocative essay, “Warmaking and Statemaking as Organized Crime.” The essay has become classic and, according to Google Scholar, has been cited in over 5,500 papers […]

Serbia opposition voices doubts about referendum, praised by EU
18 January 2022
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Serbia opposition voices doubts about referendum, praised by EU

Sasa Dragojlo, BIRN https://balkaninsight.com/2022/01/17/serbia-opposition-voices-doubts-about-referendum-praised-by-eu/ While EU officials have welcomed the results of Serbia’s referendum on constitutional changes, opposition parties have voiced suspicions about rigging – although the fact that several cities voted ‘No’ to the government has given them optimism. Serbia’s referendum results in which citizens backed changes to the country’s constitution and a judicial […]

Serbia votes “Yes” to judiciary constitution changes
17 January 2022
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Serbia votes “Yes” to judiciary constitution changes

By Milica Stojanovic, BIRN https://balkaninsight.com/2022/01/16/serbia-votes-yes-to-judiciary-constitution-changes/ Against the urgings of many opposition parties, most Serbian voters on Sunday backed proposed changes to the constitution – announced as a way towards the depoliticization of the judiciary, which the EU has said it wishes to see. Serbian citizens voted to change the country’s constitution and accept a judicial […]

The court wars in Europe continue: Romania treads in Poland’s steps
11 January 2022
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The court wars in Europe continue: Romania treads in Poland’s steps

At the turn of last year, the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) made impossible the direct application of certain rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) without making relevant prior amendments to the country’s Constitution. The CCR decision of Dec. 23, 2021, was preceded by a CJEU judgment, passed two days […]

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