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President of CCM, Alexandru Tănase, is attending the 30th anniversary of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland
On 17 October 2016, the President of the Constitutional Court of Moldova – Alexandru Tănase – delivered a congratulatory message before the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland and senior officials, within the ceremony held in the city of Gdansk, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary since the establishment of this High Court.
In his speech, Alexandru Tănase congratulated the Polish officials present at the event, underlining that over the centuries Poland has rendered great importance to the aspirations of freedom. This is revealed primarily by the adoption of the first modern European Constitution in May 1791, by the Polish-Lithuanian state union. The establishment of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, at the end of the 80s of the 20th century, was an act of courage of a fundamental importance to the Polish people, given the risks associated with the influence of the then Soviet Union.
Referring to the attacks faced lately by the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland, the President of CCM underscored the necessity to grant an effective independence to the institutions of constitutional jurisdiction. In this way, a Constitutional Court will be able to guarantee not only respect for democratic principles, in general, but also the recognition and development of the human personality.
The ceremony is attended by guests from other constitutional courts, representatives of the European Union and of the Venice Commission. The organisers chose to conduct the ceremony in the city of Gdansk, given its emblematic importance for the civic movements for freedom, which brought about the democratic change in Poland. Simultaneously, this year marks the 19th anniversary of the adoption in 1997 of the new Polish Constitution.