Under the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Programme (TAIEX) of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, the Constitutional Court has consulted lawyers from the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The purpose of the consultations was to share the experience of the Constitutional Court in preparing its final acts.
On 11 December, the President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, and the Secretary General, Ingrida Danėlienė, left for a visit to Warsaw, where they will meet with the President of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland, Julia Przylębska.
On 1 December, a delegation led by Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Latvia, visited the Constitutional Court. The aim of the visit was to become acquainted with the activity of the Constitutional Court and discuss possibilities for closer cooperation and the exchange of information in the future.
At the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, which took place at the Vilnius City Hall, President of the Constitutional Court Dainius Žalimas, when congratulating all in attendance on the occasion of the birthday of the Constitution, emphasised that the stability of the Constitution depends on each individual – its importance must be perceived in their hearts.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the facade of the Constitutional Court was decorated with commemorative plaques to memorialise the Act of Independence of Lithuania of 16 February 1918 and the Act of 11 March 1990 on the Re-establishment of the Independent State of Lithuania.
The Constitutional Court will once again implement the project “Assistance to the Constitutional Courts of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine in Ensuring the Implementation and Protection of the Principles of the Rule of Law in the Context of the Regional Challenges”, which is financed under the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ) (hereinafter also referred to as the Association) expresses its deep concern with regard to the pressure exercised by the President of the Republic of Moldova and his interference with the activity of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova.
The participants of the 4th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ) have issued the Vilnius Communiqué, which draws attention to the fact that the principle of the rule of law constitutes the cornerstone of every legal system in the modern world, where it is integrally linked to democracy and the protection of human rights. The Vilnius Communiqué also emphasises that a number of courts have come under pressure from the executive and the legislative powers of their respective countries, but also from the media.