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

03/06/2022 | Monitoring

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...

Malta’s democratic consolidation requires well-functioning institutions

24/05/2022 | Monitoring

In the framework of its regular periodic reviews of the honouring of membership obligations by Council of Europe member States, the Monitoring Committee today made public its report on Malta. The draft resolution included, which was unanimously adopted by the Committee, states that Malta faces...

A solution to the Kavala case lies in the hands of Turkey’s judges, say PACE monitors

20/05/2022 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have appealed to Turkey’s authorities to find a solution to the Kavala case which is in line with an earlier ruling of the European Court of Human Rights. Ending a three-day visit to Istanbul...

PACE co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to Turkey

18/05/2022 | Monitoring

John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Turkey, will make a fact-finding visit to Istanbul and Ankara from 18 to 20 May 2022. The co...

“Canan Kaftancıoğlu's place is in the political arena, not in prison”, PACE monitors for Turkey say

13/05/2022 | Monitoring

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC), reacted to the confirmation of Canan Kaftancıoğlu’s prison sentence: "We are dismayed by the decision of the Court of Cassation...

Committee takes stock of the parliamentary monitoring procedure in respect of Russia

26/04/2022 | Monitoring

In an information note declassified today by the Monitoring Committee, the former co-rapporteurs for Russia, Axel Schäfer (Germany, SOC) and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP/CD), take stock of the parliamentary monitoring procedure in respect of Russia since its accession in 1996, “with a view...

Monitoring Committee welcomes ‘continuous and marked progress’ in Georgia, lists remaining shortcomings

29/03/2022 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee of PACE has welcomed the “continuous and marked progress” made by Georgia in honouring its Council of Europe membership obligations and commitments since 2014, but added that a number of shortcomings and concerns remain. Approving a draft resolution today, based on a...

In Turkey, PACE monitors welcome open and frank dialogue with the authorities

25/03/2022 | Monitoring

Following their visit to Turkey from 21 to 24 March as co-rapporteurs, PACE monitors John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) have welcomed the open and frank dialogue with the Turkish authorities when discussing the Assembly’s latest resolutions, including Resolution...

PACE monitors visit Turkey

21/03/2022 | Monitoring

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) undertook a fact-finding visit to Turkey from 21-24 March 2022 to assess follow-up to the Assembly’s resolutions, latest developments and the implementation of rulings of the European...

North Macedonia encouraged to stay committed to European objectives, despite EU’s ‘unfulfilled promise...

04/02/2022 | Monitoring

PACE’s co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with North Macedonia have said the EU’s “unfulfilled promise” on opening accession negotiations with the country has “fostered political instability in the country, uncertainty and disillusion” – and encouraged the authorities, opposition and...

Republic of Moldova: co-rapporteurs welcome the authorities' determination to reform the judicial system...

04/02/2022 | Monitoring

In an information note declassified by the Monitoring Committee, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) and Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Republic of Moldova, underlined the determination of the authorities to strengthen the independence of the...

Serbia: PACE monitors welcome the adoption of constitutional amendments, "first step towards...

18/01/2022 | Monitoring

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Serbia, Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Piero Fassino (Italy, SOC), reacted to the outcome of the constitutional referendum held on 16 January 2022: “We welcome the approval, by 59% of the voters, of the constitutional amendments aimed at...