ministerial responsibility

  • Political ministerial responsibility in Greece and Italy

    Author: Małgorzata Lorencka
    Institution: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
    Author: Marianthi Kalyviotou
    Institution: Hellenic Parliament
    Year of publication: 2019
    Source: Show
    Pages: 113-131
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    PDF: ppk/47/ppk4706.pdf

    The paper briefly reviews what is encompassed in the term ministerial responsibility in Italian and Hellenic constitutional system. In this respect, the paper seeks to define the key concept of political ministerial responsibility, and also the distinction between collective and individual ministerial responsibility in the frame of the Hellenic and Italian parliamentary system. It then presents an overview of the substantive and procedural rules on such responsibility found in the Constitution of Greece, Constitution of Italy, Hellenic Parliament’s Standing Orders, Italian Parliament’s Order. This is followed by an assessment of basic concerns related to the actual application of the institution of ministerial responsibility. In conclusion, the paper presents some normative reflections on the issue.

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