Secretary General of the Council of Europe Terry Davis, currently on an official visit to Ukraine, positively assessed the President Viktor Yushchenko's move to establish the Constitutional Commission to draft recommendations as for amending the Constitution of Ukraine, Cabinet press office reported.

As Mr Terry Davis, on his fourth visit to Kyiv, said in an interview, "the Constitution is not engraved on stone, the constitution evolve, though there have been done some major changes two years ago, but it doesn't prevent to make it even better."

According to Terry Davis, when he heard about Viktor Yushchenko's having set up the Commission, he thought it was very good, as "some Presidents simply announce what they want to change", but to establish the commission to consider the changes in detail "was a very good move and proves that President Yushchenko is democratic."

As the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, which Ukraine has joined eleven years ago, stressed, he was quite sure that it would be then a public discussion of the proposals from the Commission and "of course the opposition should be part of the discussion and debate and express their views".

According to Secretary General Terry Davis, it was quite usual for members of the Council of Europe that they also ask for advice from Venice Commission group of specialists in constitutional matters.


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