Execution powers of the constitutional courts. The opportunity to strengthen their position?

The problem of enforcement of constitutional court decisions is not particularly recognized in the doctrine of constitutional law. Usually, the necessity of executing the decisions of constitutional courts is emphasized and their effects are analyzed. However, less attention is paid to the issues of execution powers of constitutional courts. Moreover, they are not always regulated by law. They may also raise doubts in the light of the concept that constitutional courts are devoid of a sword and shield. Indeed, the issue has raised doubts in the wake of Spain’s 2015 constitutional court reform significantly increasing its execution powers. This raises the question of the validity and permissible scope of the execution powers of constitutional courts? Does this kind of power make the court stronger? Do such powers lead to the strengthening of its position and finally, is this the right direction for the development of constitutional judiciary?