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PACE reviews progress of states under monitoring in 2018

 In adopting a resolution today on the basis of a report by Sir Roger Gale (United Kingdom, EC) – report which take stock of the PACE monitoring activities in 2018 and makes a series of assessments of the progress of the countries subject to a monitoring procedure or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue – the Assembly welcomed progress made, noted challenges or expressed concern at setbacks in each of the countries concerned, as well as making specific recommendations.

There are ten countries subject to the full monitoring procedure (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine), and three countries engaged in post-monitoring dialogue (Bulgaria, Montenegro and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”).

The Assembly also debated two “periodic review” reports (Iceland and Italy) and made a series of recommendations to each country.