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A visit by the President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, to the Republic of Slovenia

14-05-2019

The President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, with an accompanying delegation made a working visit to the Republic of Slovenia. The visit was organised at the invitation of the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Rajko Knez.

The President of the Constitutional Court, Dainius Žalimas, and the members of the delegation, Justice Gediminas Mesonis and Secretary General Ingrida Danėlienė, met with the President and judges of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia on Monday. During the meeting, the activity of the constitutional courts of both countries was presented and the participants talked about the most important cases of recent years, the practice concerning individual constitutional complaints in the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, and the preparation for examining such complaints in Lithuania.  

“I am pleased we’ve had the opportunity to speak about the activity of the Courts and jurisprudence and I can see that the experience of Slovenia is very important to us – it is only from the beginning of September this year that Lithuanian citizens will have the possibility of direct access to the Constitutional Court, while you have been examining individual complaints for a number of years. I hope that our experience will also be useful to you in dealing with various issues”, said the President of the Constitutional Court.

Dainius Žalimas also met with the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor. Recalling his last visit to Lithuania, President Borut Pahor stressed that he values the friendship with Lithuania and expressed his appreciation of the cooperation between the constitutional courts. President Borut Pahor was interested in the system and activity of courts of Lithuania and the issues decided by the Constitutional Court. The participants of the meeting discussed the approach of the countries towards challenges to European security and international law, as well as assistance for the European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries.

Photo by courtesy of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia.