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Serbia: co-rapporteurs to monitor the honouring of obligations and commitments

Samad Seyidov (Azerbaijan, EC) and Maria Guzenina (Finland, SOC), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Serbia, will make a fact-finding visit to Belgrade, Bujanovac and Preševo, from 18 to 21 July, to monitor the implementation of Resolution 1858 (2012) on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Serbia.

Discussions will mainly focus on the situation of minorities, including Roma, the reform of the judiciary, the fight against corruption, the situation of the media and the latest political developments.

In Belgrade, Mr Seyidov and Ms Guzenina are due to meet, in particular, the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister, as well as Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Interior, European integration, as well as Public Administration and Local Self-Government.

Meetings are also scheduled with leaders and representatives of political parties (ruling coalition, opposition and minority parties), members of the Serbian delegation to PACE, the State Prosecutor, as well as with representatives of the diplomatic community, NGOs and the media.

In Bujanovac and in Preševo, the co-rapporteurs will meet representatives of local authorities, minorities, civil society, and the media.