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86th Plenary Session of the Commission (Venice)

25/03/2011 - 26/03/2011

At its 86th plenary session, the Commission adopted the opinions concerning the following issues:

- Hungary –new constitution;
- Serbia - election of members o fParliament, in particular on the issue of "imperative mandate"; financing of political activities;
- Turkey – draft law on judges and prosecutors;
- Ukraine – establishment and functioning of a Constitutional Assembly; draft law on languages;
- Bolivia - draft law on prosecutors.

The Commission was informed on the results of the meetings on constitutional and electoral reforms in Tunisia which took place in Tunis on 16-18 March 2011, in the presence of Mr Radhouane NOUICER, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Tunisia.

The Commission also adopted the reports on:

- existing standards in the field of funding of electoral campaigns;
- stocktaking on the notions of “good governance” and “good administration” ;
- rule of law.

The Commission exchanged views with representatives of the PACE, the Committee of Ministers and the Congress of the Council of Europe. Ambassador Daryal Batıbay, Permanent Representative of Turkey, currently holding Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, also addressed the Commission.

All the opinions are public after the adoption and are available on the website of the Venice Commission in the course of the week following the session.

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