Venice Commission to provide conclusions on Constitutional Court crisis in Ukraine by Dec 9: MPVenice Commission experts will have an online meeting on Ukraine on Wednesday.
16:55, 30 November 2020
Zelensky, Venice Commission chief talk ways to resolve CCU crisisBuquicchio agreed that resolving the constitutional crisis requires swift action and should be based on the rule of law.
21:45, 20 November 2020
Zelensky explains to Venice Commission chief need to sack Constitutional CourtPreserving continued functioning of NACP and other anticorruption bodies, increasing their efficiency is the president's priority, he said.
19:30, 03 November 2020
Venice Commission: Chair's letter no legal assessment of Zelensky's bill on CCUThe Venice Commission never gave an official opinion on the draft law in question.
18:00, 03 November 2020
Venice Commission, GRECO presidents concerned about Zelensky's bill to sack all Constitutional Court judgesAn effective fight against corruption and respect for judicial independence and the Rule of Law have to go hand-in-hand, officials note.
23:20, 31 October 2020
Venice Commission issues opinion on judiciary reformIt has welcomed the proposal to set up a Competition Committee for the HQCJ re-composition with the participation of international experts.
22:30, 09 October 2020
Venice Commission issues Urgent Joint Opinion on Ukraine referendum billThere are several issues that could be improved in the text or would need further clarification, Commission says.
16:00, 22 July 2020
Yanukovych-era top officials not to return to power: Justice Minister on lustrationA lustration commission may be formed before the end of the year.
23:50, 17 June 2020
Ukraine doesn't make amendments to education law other than those recommended by Venice Commission – FM KulebaRelations with Hungary deteriorated after the adoption of a new education law in Ukraine in 2017.
16:55, 15 June 2020
Ukraine to prepare in early 2020 bill on minority languagesThe relevant Parliament committee decided to return to considering the conclusions of the Venice Commission on language law once they receive the opinion of the Constitutional Court.
10:15, 24 December 2019
Ukraine's ruling faction leader Arakhamia comments on MP's initiative to repeal language lawArakhamia says the issue will be discussed at the Servant of the People faction's meeting.
15:00, 12 December 2019
Ukraine says no problem with Venice Commission's conclusions on language lawOn December 6, the Venice Commission said State Language Law of Ukraine failed to strike balance between strengthening Ukrainian and safeguarding minorities' linguistic rights.
16:40, 10 December 2019
Venice Commission recommends removing Zelensky's provision reducing number of Supreme Court judgesThe experts recommend that the focus of reform should be the first and second instance courts.
22:59, 09 December 2019
Ukraine's language law "fails to strike balance" – Venice CommissionThe Conclusion includes a wide range of recommendations for amending the legislation and notes its certain points that the Commission believes contradict the country's international obligations.
21:00, 06 December 2019
Venice Commission believes PACE not obliged to deny credentials to Russian delegation over Crimea annexationThe report says other options could be applied to the delegation.
19:15, 06 December 2019
Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership, Szijjarto saysThe row over the language law continues.
23:15, 04 December 2019
MFA Ukraine hands protest note to Hungary AmbassadorThe envoy was summoned to the Ministry on December 2.
23:45, 02 December 2019
Cabinet seeing no readiness in Hungary to go for concessions on NATO-Ukraine cooperationRelations between the two countries slid to a chill after the Ukrainian parliament in 2017 passed a new education law.
22:30, 18 September 2019
Venice Commission to find out whether Russian deputies "elected" in occupied Crimea legitimateSome of the MPs coming back to Strasbourg might be from Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine, said senior Russian legislator from the returning delegation Pyotr Tolstoi.
22:20, 26 June 2019
"Stop Soros": Hungary passes laws banning aid to undocumented immigrantsA separate amendment to the constitution declared that an "alien population" cannot be settled in Hungary.
13:10, 21 June 2018