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Monitoring rapporteurs condemn ongoing ‘borderisation’ in Georgia

26/11/2018 | Monitoring

PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean, have condemned the ongoing “borderisation” of the administrative boundary line with South Ossetia by the Russian Federation.

Ukraine: monitoring visit by PACE rapporteurs

15/11/2018 | Monitoring

Dzhema Grozdanova and Alfred Heer, Assembly co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Ukraine, will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv from 19 to 21 November 2018.

Bulgaria: Frank Schwabe and Zsolt Nemeth appalled by the murder of the journalist Viktoria Marinova

08/10/2018 | Monitoring

Frank Schwabe and Zsolt Nemeth, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, are appalled by the brutal murder and rape of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova.

Armenia monitor calls on all political forces to fully respect democratic principles and the rule of law

03/10/2018 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteur for the monitoring of Armenia by the PACE, Yuliya Lovochkina, has called on all political forces and players in Armenia to fully respect democratic principles and the rule of law, both in word and deed.

Co-rapporteurs to make post-monitoring visit to Bulgaria

01/10/2018 | Monitoring

Frank Schwabe and Zsolt Németh, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, will make a fact-finding visit to Sofia from 3 to 5 October.

Skopje: co-rapporteurs praise reform steps, cite hopes created by name agreement

20/09/2018 | Monitoring

The signing of the agreement to solve the name issue in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” has raised “immense hopes” of achieving Euro-Atlantic integration, according to the co-rapporteurs.

Seminar in Tbilisi to focus on “Parliamentary oversight and the role of the opposition”

14/09/2018 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee of the PACE will organise a joint seminar with the Georgian parliament on “Parliamentary oversight and the role of the opposition” in Tbilisi on 17 September 2018.

Albania: satisfaction with vetting of judges and prosecutors; further steps needed to fight high-level...

11/09/2018 | Monitoring

Following a visit to Tirana, the co-rapporteurs Andrej Hunko and Joseph O’Reilly have expressed their satisfaction with the on-going vetting process of judges and prosecutors in the country.

Albania: monitoring visit by PACE rapporteurs

31/08/2018 | Monitoring

Andrej Hunko and Joseph O’Reilly, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, will make a fact-finding visit to Tirana from 5 to 7 September 2018.

Rapporteurs welcome the release of AI Turkey Chair Taner Kılıç, ask for all charges to be dropped

16/08/2018 | Monitoring

"We welcome the release of Taner Kılıç, Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey and also reiterate our call to drop all the terror-related charges still pending against him," said Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans.

Monitors urge Turkey to lift state of emergency

27/06/2018 | Monitoring

The impressive turnout in the elections held on 24 June in Turkey (88 per cent) and the diversity of parties in parliament are clear signs of the Turkish people’s attachment to pluralistic democracy.

Co-rapporteurs in Skopje welcome ratification of the name agreement, call for inclusive processes

20/06/2018 | Monitoring

“The Macedonian parliament ratified the agreement signed by Skopje and Athens on the 'name issue'. We commend the goodwill taken by the two member States, whose deal to the stability of the whole region,” said co-rapporteurs.