Strasbourg, 03.06.2016 - Frank Schwabe (Germany, SOC) and Zsolt Németh (Hungary, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, will make a fact-finding visit to Sofia on 8 and 9 June 2016.
They are due to meet the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, the Interior Minister, the Education and Science Minister, and the Deputy Justice Minister, as well as the Ombudsperson.
In parliament, they are due to meet the President of the National Assembly as well as the Bulgarian delegation to PACE and representatives of the different parliamentary groups. They will also hold talks with representatives of civil society and the international community.
Bulgaria is one of four states engaged in post-monitoring dialogue with the Assembly (1), which deals with outstanding issues after the closure of the full monitoring procedure in 2000.
(1). Bulgaria, Montenegro, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey.