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Honouring of obligations and commitments by Bulgaria

Recommendation 1442 (2000)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 26 January 2000 (5th Sitting) (see Doc. 8616, report of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe, rapporteurs: MM. Atkinson and Gjellerod). Text adopted by the Assembly on 26 January2000 (5th Sitting).
1. The Assembly refers to its Resolution 1211 of 26 January 2000 on Bulgaria’s honouring of obligations and commitments, in which it considers the current monitoring procedure as closed. It will pursue its dialogue with the Bulgarian authorities on the issues referred to in paragraph 4 of that resolution, or on any other issues arising from the obligations of Bulgaria as a member state of the Council of Europe, with a view to reopening the procedure in accordance with Resolution 1115 (1997) if further clarification or enhanced co-operation should seem desirable.
2. It recommends that the Committee of Ministers step up its assistance to Bulgarian authorities in the framework of its Programme of Activities for the Consolidation of Democratic Stability (ADACS), in particular in the following fields:
2.1 the training of judges, magistrates, police officers and prison staff;
2.2 the fight against corruption;
2.3 minority rights;
2.4 the implementation of the European Social Charter and the European Charter for local self-government.