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PACE co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to the Republic of Moldova

Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD) and Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 6 to 9 June 2022.

Discussions will mainly focus on the latest political developments concerning the functioning of democratic institutions, including the impact of the Russian aggression against Ukraine on the country; the reforms undertaken in the field of justice and fight against corruption; and on the situation of media and minorities.

In Chisinau, Ms Lībiņa-Egnere and Mr Fridez are due to meet, in particular, the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, as well as the Ministers of Justice, Internal Affairs, and Education and Research and the Governor of the Autonomous Unit of Gagauzia-Yeri.

In addition, talks are scheduled with the Moldovan delegation to the PACE, and leaders and representatives of the political factions in parliament. The co-rapporteurs are also due to meet, in particular, the Ombudsperson, the Chair of the Audiovisual Council, representatives of the diplomatic community and of international organisations, as well as representatives of civil society and the media.