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PACE Ukraine monitors: marked progress in many areas, but considerable challenges remain

09/07/2021 | Monitoring

Following a visit to Kyiv from 5 to 7 July 2021, the PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine have welcomed the marked progress made on reforms in many crucial areas in the country, but emphasised that considerable challenges remain. In general, they underscored that the many reforms...

Monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs to Ukraine

07/07/2021 | Monitoring

Alfred Heer (Switzerland, ALDE) and Birgir Thórarinsson, (Iceland, EPP/CD), PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine are currently making a fact-finding visit to to this country to further assess the honouring of its obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe. They have already...

PACE Turkey monitors welcome the release of opposition MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu

07/07/2021 | Monitoring

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden, SOC) and John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA), have welcomed the release of Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, an MP from the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), following a ruling of the Constitutional Court on 1st...

Visit of PACE rapporteurs to Russia: new impetus to political dialogue

02/07/2021 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Russia, Axel Schäfer (Germany, SOC) and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP/CD), carried out a fact-finding visit to Moscow from 28 to 30 June 2021 in the framework of the preparation of their report to be submitted to the Assembly in 2022. They met the...

PACE monitors for Serbia welcome the launch of a constitutional revision process

14/06/2021 | Monitoring

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Serbia Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Piero Fassino (Italy, SOC) have welcomed the decision of the Serbian parliament, at the initiative of the Serbian government, to amend the constitution with a view to de-politicising the judiciary. “On 7...

PACE Georgia monitors welcome political agreement and call on all political forces to put national interest...

08/06/2021 | Monitoring

Following a visit to Tbilisi from 1 to 3 June 2021, the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlăţean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have welcomed the political agreement mediated by European Council...

PACE co-rapporteurs commend the genuine progress by the Montenegrin authorities on the law on the State...

07/06/2021 | Monitoring

Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania, EPP/DC) and Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Montenegro, issued the following statement today: “On 27 May, the Parliament of Montenegro adopted the amendments to...

Republic of Moldova: the co-rapporteurs call on political actors to show restraint, awaiting early...

19/05/2021 | Monitoring

In an information note on political developments in the Republic of Moldova between the November 2020 presidential election and the dissolution of parliament in April 2021, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) and Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of this...

Statement by the Monitoring Committee on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

22/04/2021 | Monitoring

"The military hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the developments since the trilateral statement of 9-10 November 2020 are of great importance to the Council of Europe and have been closely followed by the Monitoring Committee. In co-ordination with other relevant committees, it has...

PACE Poland monitors: the independence of the Polish Human Rights Defender institution must be ensured

20/04/2021 | Monitoring

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Poland, Azadeh Rojhan Gustafsson (Sweden, SOC) and Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD), have expressed their deep concern at the implications of the Polish Constitutional Court ruling that effectively removes the current Human Rights Defender from...

Stripping Turkish MP’s mandate is another blow to parliamentary democracy, say PACE monitors

18/03/2021 | Monitoring

“The stripping of Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu’s mandate from the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is another and repeated blow which undermines parliamentary rights and immunity in Turkey,” according to the PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the country, Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden...

PACE monitors extremely concerned by developments in Armenia

26/02/2021 | Monitoring

“We are extremely concerned by recent developments in Armenia,” said PACE’s co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia, Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD) and Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC). “In particular, we found the statement issued yesterday by the office of the General Staff of the Armed...