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European Union - Venice Commission - Ukraine

25/11/2015 - 27/11/2015

European Parliament, Strasbourg - President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio was invited to exchange of views on ongoing reforms in Ukraine with the Delegation of the European Parliament to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee.

The participation of the President was highly valued by the President of the EP Delegation Mr Andrej Plenković (EPP, HR). After the session Mr Plenković issued a statement.

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