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Federalism – international conference in Moldova

22/09/2006 - 23/09/2006

Chisinau – Upon the initiative of the President of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, the Venice Commission and the Court hold a conference on the “Sovereignty and State Structure in Pluri-ethnic States”.

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