POSTS BY Edward Kanterian

Wie die rumänische Regierung die Verfassung "verbessern" will

Letztes Jahr scheiterte der Versuch der rumänischen Regierungskoalition, den Präsidenten per Referendum zu stürzen, an zu niedriger Wahlbeteiligung und am Widerstand des Verfassungsgerichts. Jetzt bereitet sie einen zweiten Anlauf vor – und will dabei die Verfassung ihren Plänen anpassen. Ein Parlamentsausschuss hat entsprechende Änderungen beschlossen – unter dem Vorsitz von niemand anderem als dem Präsidentschaftskandidaten der Koalition.

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How the Romanian government wants to "improve" the Constitution

Last year the Romanian governing coalition failed to unseat the President in a referendum because of a too low voter turn-out and the resistance of the Constitutional Court. Now it prepares for a second attempt and aims to customize the constitution to that end. Accordingly, a Parliamentary Committee has adopted several changes – chaired by no other than its own Presidential candidate.

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The Crisis of Democracy in Hungary and Romania – Learning from Weimar?

Hungary’s political development under the Orbán government is by now a familiar topic. In April Barroso confirmed the European Commission’s concern that Hungary’s new constitution infringe EU legislation and the rule of law. Indeed, some commentators speak of ‘the corrosion of constitutional democracy’ or even a possible dictatorship in the EU. Romania is another problematic […]

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The Crisis of Democracy in Hungary and Romania – Learning from Weimar?

Hungary’s political development under the Orbán government is by now a familiar topic. In April Barroso confirmed the European Commission’s concern that Hungary’s new constitution infringe EU legislation and the rule of law. Indeed, some commentators speak of ‘the corrosion of constitutional democracy’ or even a possible dictatorship in the EU. Romania is another problematic […]

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