The President of the Constitutional Court, Valer Dorneanu, is paying a visit to Russia, to attend the International Legal Forum in Sankt Petersburg, although the Romanian Foreign Ministry has advised him not to so, digi24.ro informs.
The visit is not mentioned on the CCR website, but it was confirmed for digi24.ro by the head of the institution.
“The visit to Russia takes place upon the invitation of the Russian Constitutional Court on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its foundation and the International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg,” Valer Dorneanu said, adding that his counterpart participated last year at the CCR’s similar anniversary.
Sources quoted by Digi 24 TV say that the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) has recommended that the CCR head should not travel to Russia.
Valer Dorneanu: “When I received the Foreign Ministry’s recommendation, the flight tickets were booked. (…) After receiving this recommendation, I consulted the MAE and the problems have been clarified.”
However, the quoted sources say that “the issue has not been clarified” then, nor later, and no final agreement was reached to contradict the initial recommendation.
The International Legal Forum, for which the CCR head has left for St. Petersburg, is held annually since 2011 and, according to the presentation on the website, “is organized with the support of the Justice Ministry of the Russian Federation and of the President of the Russian Federation.”