Challenge on procedural grounds of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Moldova
- Parliamentary Assembly
debate on 27 January 2016 (6th Sitting) (see Doc. 13962, report of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities
and Institutional Affairs, rapporteur: Mr Egidijus Vareikis). Text adopted by the Assembly on
27 January 2016 (6th Sitting).
1 On 25 January 2016, at the opening
of the Parliamentary Assembly session, the still unratified credentials
of the parliamentary delegation of the Republic of Moldova were
challenged on procedural grounds, in accordance with Rule 7.1 of
the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure, namely on the grounds that the
incomplete composition of the delegation did not allow fair representation
of the political parties or groups represented in the Moldovan Parliament.
2 The Assembly examined the objection raised and established
that the composition of the Moldovan delegation did not comply with
the principles set out in Rule 6.2 of the Rules of Procedure according
to which national parliamentary delegations should be composed,
and that the challenge to its credentials was valid. It notes that
the delegation has indicated that the parliament was unable to meet
the condition laid down in the Rules of Procedure within the deadline
and that it undertook to comply with it as soon as possible.
3 The Assembly decides to ratify the Moldovan parliamentary
delegation's credentials and requests that the Parliament of the
Republic of Moldova present the updated list of the delegation's
composition, in line with Rule 6.2.a of
the Rules of Procedure, before the beginning of the Assembly's part-session
in April 2016.
4 It invites the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and
Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring
Committee) and the co-rapporteurs concerned to ensure, within the
framework of dialogue with the Moldovan authorities, that the Moldovan
Parliament is properly informed of the requirements laid down in
the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure and that it will take due account
of them in subsequent changes to the composition of its parliamentary
delegation, particularly when filling the three remaining vacant
seats on the delegation.