Idea of European institute of constitutional democracy discussed in parliament

Slovenian parliament (Photo: Tamino Petelinšek / STA)

By: J.S.,STA

The parliamentary EU Affairs Committee hosted a debate on the future of governance in the EU as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, with jourists floating an idea to found a European institute of constitutional democracy.

Jurist Peter Jambrek said it would focus on fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. He said Conference on the Future of Europe debates called for “some operational strategy” which Slovenia could put forward to the EU as a normative framework. He said three projects could help implement Slovenia’s visions: the institute, “elements for a draft of a potential new constitution”, and reviving the idea of a European demos or people.