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Monaco’s working group on the European Social Charter welcomed

“I welcome the decision of the Monegasque authorities to set up a technical working group for in-depth discussions about the revised European Social Charter,“ said Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE), PACE former rapporteur for post-monitoring dialogue with Monaco, speaking today on his return from a visit to the Principality.

“In April 2015, the Assembly took the decision to close post-monitoring dialogue with Monaco. I am pleased that this working group, under the leadership of the Monegasque government, will work on the full implementation of PACE Resolution 2052 (2015) and examine the provisions of the Charter, keeping in mind the specificities of Monaco, where citizens are a minority in their own country,” Mr Xuclà added.

The authorities indicated that the working group should comprise experts from the Monaco government, the National Council, the Council of Europe and its Parliamentary Assembly. It is expected to report on its conclusions by mid-2016.

During his visit, Mr Xuclà held exchanges of view on the follow-up to Resolution 2052 (2015) with the President of the National Council, the Minister of State, the Government Councillor for External Relations and Co-operation, and the Chairperson of Monaco’s delegation to PACE, as well as with representatives of political groups on the National Council, and a number of socio-economic stakeholders.