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Progress of the monitoring procedure (January – December 2017) and periodic review of four member States

The Monitoring Committee has adopted today its annual report in which it takes stock of its activities from January to December 2017. It assesses the progress in the honouring of accession commitments and membership obligations to the Council of Europe made by the ten countries under a monitoring procedure sensu stricto, as well as the three countries engaged in a post-monitoring dialogue.

Adopting the report by Cezar Florin Preda (Romania, EPP/CD), the committee welcomed progress made, noted challenges and expressed concerns about setbacks, and made specific recommendations to the countries concerned.

The committee also approved the findings and conclusions of the four periodic review reports on the honouring of their membership obligations by Estonia, Greece, Hungary and ireland.