Venice Commission demands constitutional changes in FYROM to be stopped

Venice Commission demands constitutional changes in FYROM to be stopped

Skopje, October 15, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Venice Commission has demanded from the parliament of FYROM to stop the constitutional changes in circumstances when this institution is boycotted by the opposition. “It’s not a good time for constitutional changes, at a time when parliament is being boycotted by the opposition”, says the Venice Commission.

The Commission also has complaints about the constitutional changes that relate to the judicial and financial domain and those relating to spousal relations, which will only be defined as a union between a man and a woman. The Venice Commission wants to know if there will be a solution through a comprehensive debate, based on European legal practice.

A demand to stop constitutional changes was also launched today by the largest Macedonian opposition party, LSDM (Macedonian Social Democratic League).

“The messages are clear and it’s necessary to have a wide political agreement. It’s not good for this to be done when parliament has no opposition. We propose a wide political and public debate. The Constitution must not be changed in a hurry”, says the professor of the Law Faculty and member of the executive board of LSDM, Renata Deskoska Treneska. /ibna/