About: Constitutional changes

Enlargement 17-10-2016

Council of Europe tells Turkey to restore MP’s inviolability

In its first opinion on Turkey after the failed coup d’état on 15 July 2016, the Council of Europe called today (17 October) on restoring the inviolability of members of parliament, which was infringed by an amendment of the constitution introduced last April.
Europe's East 03-06-2016

Ukraine’s corrupt judges targeted in constitutional reforms

Ukraine's parliament approved yesterday (2 June) judicial reforms that Western backers say are needed to fight corruption, in the first constitutional vote the ruling coalition has pushed through since an overhaul of the government in April.
Europe's East 01-09-2015

Poroshenko brands parliament attack ‘a stab in the back’

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today (1 September) called yesterday's attack by extremist forces on Ukraine's parliament, in which a police officer was killed and several people were seriously wounded, "a stab in the back".
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Future EU 13-03-2013

MEPs debate on the new Hungarian constitutional changes

Hungary's decision to change its constitution and limit the power of its top court is a forthright challenge to the European Union, and the uncomfortable truth in Brussels is that little can be done to rein Budapest in quickly.
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Future EU 11-03-2013

EU warns Hungary on new constitutional changes

Brussels has threatened to launch legal action against Hungary if the Hungarian Parliament approves constitutional changes that critics say will limit citizens' freedoms. The Hungarian parliament, which is controlled by the ruling center-right party Fidesz, is set to vote on the amendments on Monday. The changes could affect higher education, electoral law and family law.

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