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II. References to the work of the Venice Commission
by the European Union

 

 

“We also see our work with Council of Europe bodies such as the Venice Commission and GRECO as essential to reinforcing the rule of law and the fight against corruption both within the EU and in our neighbourhood.”

 

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in her letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić. 

17 February 2020 

On this page:

  1. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

  2. EUROPEAN COMMISSION

  3. EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

  4. European Union External Action

  5. EEAS Delegations

 

1. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

The European Parliament has referred to the importance of the work of Venice Commission and/or its documents on more than 150 occasions. In the years 2010 – January 2019 more than 80 resolutions of the European Parliament credit Venice Commission’s advisory competencies and call for close cooperation with it on various issues (elections, democratic institutions etc.)

 

The references to Venice Commission, in the years 2010 – 2018, are the following:

General issues:

 

 

Country-specific issues:

Albania

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Georgia

 

Hungary

  • Resolution of 12 September 2018 on a proposal calling on the Council to determine, pursuant to Article 7(1) of the Treaty on European Union, the existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded (2017/2131(INL))
  • Resolution of 3 July 2013 on the situation of fundamental rights: standards and practices in Hungary (pursuant to the European Parliament resolution of 16 February 2012 (2012/2130(INI))

  • Resolution of 16 February 2012 on the recent political developments in Hungary (2012/2511(RSP))

  • Resolution of 5 July 2011 on the Revised Hungarian Constitution

Iceland

 

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

  • Resolution of 29 November 2018 on the 2018 Commission Report on Kosovo (2018/2149(INI))
  • Report on the 2016 Commission Report on Kosovo (2016/2314(INI)), 09 March 2017

  • European Parliament resolution of 4 February 2016 on the 2015 Report on Kosovo (2015/2893(RSP)

  • Resolution of 16 January 2014 on the European integration process of Kosovo (2013/2881(RSP))

Kyrgyzstan

Libya

  • EP Recommendation of 30 May 2018 to the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on Libya (2018/2017(INI))

Moldova

Montenegro

Poland

  • Resolution of 15 November 2017 on The situation of the rule of law and democracy in Poland (2017/2931(RSP))

  • Recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights as laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union - European Parliament resolution of 14 September 2016 (P8_TA-PROV(2016)0344)

  • European Parliament resolution of 13 April 2016 on the situation in Poland (2015/3031(RSP))

  • Parliamentary Immunity in Poland ( September 2015)

Romania

Russia

Serbia

 

Republic of North Macedonia

 

Tunisia:

Turkey 

Ukraine

 

2. EUROPEAN COMMISSION

More than 150 European Commission documents (reports, communications to the European Parliament and other documents) mention Venice Commission studies/opinions concerning various countries. In the years 2010 – Jan 2020 nearly 200 documents make references to Venice Commission opinions/reports. Compliance with Venice Commission recommendations is thoroughly assessed in the European Commission progress reports on Eastern Partnership countries as well as in other relevant documents.


The references to Venice Commission documents made by the European Commission during the years 2010 – Jan 2020 include the following:

 

General issues:

 

Country-specific issues:

Albania

 

Armenia

 

Azerbaijan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Bulgaria


Georgia

Kosovo

Republic of Moldova

 

Montenegro

Republic of North Macedonia

Poland

Romania

 

Serbia

 

Turkey

 

Ukraine

 

3.       EUROPEAN COUNCIL and COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

In challenging times, the EU has a strong interest in working with the Council of Europe 
and in capitalising on its expertise and experience, as illustrated by 
the essential advisory role of the Venice Commission. ”

EU priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe
in 2018-2019, 22 January 2018

4.       EU EXTERNAL ACTION

 

5.    EEAS Delegations:

Albania:

Armenia:

Belarus:

Georgia:

Kazakhstan:

Moldova:

Ukraine:

 

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In challenging times, the EU has a strong interest in working with the Council of Europe 
and in capitalising on its expertise and experience, as illustrated by 
the essential advisory role of the Venice Commission. ”

EU priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe in 2018-2019, 22 January 2018

 

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