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Georgia: PACE co-rapporteurs express their deep concern at the reintroduction of the draft law on...

04/04/2024 | Monitoring

The PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Georgia, Claude Kern (France, ALDE) and  Edite Estrela (Portugal, SOC), today expressed their deep concern at the reintroduction of the draft law on “Transparency of Foreign Influence” by the Georgian ruling party. “The reintroduction of this so-called...

Albania

PACE committee proposes closing the monitoring procedure in respect of Albania and engaging in post...

08/03/2024 | Monitoring

The PACE Monitoring Committee, meeting in Paris on 6 March, has proposed closing the monitoring procedure in respect of Albania and engaging in a post-monitoring dialogue with the country, on the basis of the report prepared by Ionuţ-Marian Stroe (Romania, EPP/CD). It welcomed the easing of the...

Sofia, Bulgaria

PACE committee proposes closing post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria

06/03/2024 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee, meeting today in Paris, proposed closing the post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria and following the developments in the country with regard to the rule of law, democracy and human rights in the framework of its periodic reviews. By adopting the report by Thórhildur...

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova - Presidential Palace
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PACE monitors welcome continued progress on reforms in Moldova, which should now deliver tangible results

12/02/2024 | Monitoring

Following a visit to Chișinău and Comrat from 4 to 7 February 2024, the PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Republic of Moldova, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) and Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica (Latvia, EPP/CD), have welcomed continued progress on the far-reaching reforms of...

PACE President urges a flexible, credible and coherent ‘toolkit’ for dealing with states that do not...

04/12/2023 | President

PACE President Tiny Kox has urged Council of Europe member states to respect the rulings of the Strasbourg Court, boost the Council of Europe’s “early warning capacity” and develop a more flexible, credible and coherent “toolkit” of measures for putting pressure on states that do not respect...

Piero Fassino, Italy

Committee reviews progress of member States under monitoring in 2023

04/12/2023 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee, meeting today in Rome, has adopted its annual report taking stock of its monitoring activities in 2023 and making a series of assessments of the countries under a full monitoring procedure or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue, as well as of countries that were subject...

The Hungarian Parliament
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Hungary should submit the bill on the ‘defence of national sovereignty’ to the Venice Commission, PACE...

27/11/2023 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Hungary by PACE, Eerik-Niiles Kross (Estonia, ALDE) and George Papandreou (Greece, SOC), have made the following statement: “We were informed that the Hungarian Parliament has started to examine a bill on the ‘defence of national sovereignty’, as well as...

Baku / Azerbaijan

PACE monitor to visit Azerbaijan

20/11/2023 | Monitoring

Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC), one of the PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 20-21 November, to further assess the honouring of its obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe, since the adoption of PACE Resolution...

PM Pashinyan

Armenia needs more support from Council of Europe member states, say PACE monitors ending visit

15/11/2023 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) and Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD), have called on Council of Europe member states to support Armenia as it faces the...

Yerevan, Armenia
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PACE co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to Armenia

02/11/2023 | Monitoring

Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) and Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 6 to 8 November 2023. In Yerevan, Mr...

The Parliament of Serbia - Belgrade
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Statement by PACE monitor, ending visit to Serbia

06/10/2023 | Monitoring

Ending a visit to Belgrade and Novi Sad (2-4 October 2023), Axel Schäfer (Germany, SOC), co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Serbia, made the following statement: “I am very grateful to the Serbian...

Albania

PACE monitors welcome Albania’s continuing progress in honouring Council of Europe commitments but call for...

05/10/2023 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, Asim Mollazada (Azerbaijan, EC/DA) and Ionut Stroe (Romania, EPP/CD), have welcomed the progress made since their last visit, despite continuing profound...