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Governance, Constitution, Reform

Constitutional reform – a necessity of the time?

Event Report

Governance, Constitution, Reform

November 2013 marked the 15th anniversary of the entry into force of the Albanian Constitution. During this time there have been many political, economic, social developments, which are naturally accompanied by certain developments in the legislative field. This is not only about initiatives for the adoption of various legal acts, but also about the practice of functioning of constitutional state institutions – where we can mention the Parliament, the Council of Ministers, the President of the Republic, political parties represented or not represented in parliament and in the materialization of law in general and constitutional law in particular. The dynamics of the practice of constitutional bodies and the relationship between them has in some cases made a difference between the constitutional framework and the constitutional reality.

The activity of these constitutional bodies has at times been accompanied by various (broad or narrow) interpretations of the constitutional provisions highlighting the need to adapt them to the circumstances presented. When asked to do so, the Constitutional Court is involved in clarifying these situations, which has given its meaning to the constitutional norm, as the case may be.

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