Zelenskyy meet with head of Venice Commission and promises CCU reform
On May 5, the head of the Venice Commission, Claire Bazy Malaurie, visited Ukraine and met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
The President's Office reported.
"The President separately expressed gratitude for the important assistance of the Venice Commission in implementing European integration reforms within the framework of our country's implementation of the European Commission's recommendations related to granting Ukraine the EU candidate status," the statement said.
The meeting, in particular, concerned the preparation and implementation of legislation on the procedures for selecting candidates for the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court.
"For the first time, Ukraine is introducing a competitive procedure for the selection of judges of the Constitutional Court. It is a historic reform that was not even discussed under any other President. We are fully aware of the great responsibility that rests on us for holding a fair and transparent competition," Zelenskyy said.
The conversation also touched on the laws on de-oligarchization and national minorities. According to the President, Ukraine is ready to cooperate with the Venice Commission to ensure "effective reforms in line with European standards."
In January, the Venice Commission refused to participate in the selection of CCU judges until its recommendations on the relevant law were implemented.