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Jan 15, 2009
Sarkozy's Reforms Challenge French Justice System
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy

A trademark of the French legal system is being challenged by President Nicolas Sarkozy, angering critics who fear that his proposed changes will upset and weaken the nation’s rule of law.

The centerpiece of Sarkozy’s plan calls for the abolishment of investigating magistrates (“Juges d’Instruction,” in French), an institutional relic of the Napoleonic era that has generated considerable opposition in recent years.

Jan 13, 2009
Change in the Environmental Law -TAI Macedonia
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In the last period one of the cases which was subject of research in Macedonia was the case of the big polluter the Refinery OKTA. One of the recommendations of the TAI report related to the legal legislative was the change in the Environmental law Article 212 i.e. increasing the minimal fines to 100 000 euros for the legal and natural persons who cause pollution or harm the environment.

In the last period one of the cases which was subject of research in Macedonia was the case of the big polluter Refinery OKTA. One of the recommendations of the TAI report related to the legal legislator was the change in the Environmental law Article 212 i.e. increasing the minimal fines to 100 000 euros for the legal and natural persons who cause pollution or harm the environment.

Jan 9, 2009
Has public participation been Terminated?
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The Governor meets with the Vice-President in 2003.

In an effort to keep his state fiscally afloat amidst turbulent economic times and an imminent budget crisis, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is jeopardizing longstanding policies designed to both protect the state’s environment and facilitate public participation in government.

Jan 8, 2009
El Quinto Poder / The Fifth Power
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Durante las últimas décadas el sistema político ecuatoriano, y especialmente el sistema de partidos políticos, sufrieron un importante desgaste que originó el nacimiento de movimiento ciudadanos mucho más fuertes, que se movilizaron para proponer y exigir cambios profundos en el país. Así surgió el movimiento político del actual gobierno, que como parte de su proyecto político impulsó una Asamblea Constituyente enfocada a elaborar una nueva Constitución que reforme la institucionalidad del Estado y reoriente la política de desarrollo hacia la equidad social.

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