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PACE to continue monitoring Republic of Moldova – but promises review if reforms are carried out

Strasbourg, 02.10.2013 – PACE decides to continue its monitoring of the Republic of Moldova – but says it will consider the possibility of moving to post-monitoring dialogue should expected reforms be carried out.

In a resolution based on a report by Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC) and Piotr Wach (Poland, EPP/CD), the Assembly acknowledged Moldova’s progress and continuous commitment to complying with Council of Europe standards, but pointed out that “a series of fundamental issues” still need to be addressed by the country.

The parliamentarians called for “a political culture that focuses on the separation of powers, respect for checks and balances, de-politicisation of the state institutions and law enforcement”, but also promoting human rights and countering discrimination.