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Moldova committed to meeting Council of Europe standards, but ‘fundamental issues’ remain outstanding

06.09.2013 – PACE’s Monitoring Committee has acknowledged the continuous commitment of the Republic of Moldova to complying with Council of Europe standards, but pointed out that a series of “fundamental issues” still need to be addressed to ensure the sustainability of democratic institutions.

In a draft resolution approved unanimously today in Paris, based on a report by Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC) and Piotr Wach (Poland, EPP/CD), the committee said “more attention should be paid to promoting a political culture that focuses on separation of powers, respect for checks and balances, de-politicisiation of State institutions and law enforcement agencies, but also on the promotion of human rights and the fight against discrimination.” The Committee therefore recommends to the Assembly to pursue its monitoring procedure.

The Assembly is due to debate the report at its forthcoming plenary session in Strasbourg (30 September - 4 October).