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President to meet Turkish leaders in Ankara

29/08/2016 | Monitoring

President Pedro Agramunt is to meet Turkish leaders during a series of high-level meetings in Ankara on 1-2 September 2016.

Monitors, ending Moldova visit, note ‘accelerated’ reforms but list concerns

04/07/2016 | Monitoring

“We noted that reform processes have accelerated, resulting in the adoption of new laws on the Prosecutor’s office, the media and the fight against corruption, which is welcome," said Valentina Leskaj and Ögmundur Jónasson.

Monitoring visit by co-rapporteurs to the Republic of Moldova

24/06/2016 | Monitoring

alentina Leskaj and Ögmundur Jonásson, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 27-29 June 2016.

Georgia monitors express deep concern at reports of violence against political activists

23/06/2016 | Monitoring

PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Boriss Cilevics and Kerstin Ludgren, have expressed deep concern at reports of violence against political activists in Georgia.

Azerbaijan monitors return to Baku

13/06/2016 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, are to make a fact-finding visit to Baku from 15 to 17 June 2016.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: monitoring visit

10/06/2016 | Monitoring

PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egidijus Vareikis and Sir Roger Gale, are to make a fact-finding visit to the country from 13 to 17 June, holding meetings in Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka.

Bulgaria post-monitoring dialogue: statement by co-rapporteurs

10/06/2016 | Monitoring

PACE's co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria have welcomed the Ministry of Justice's intention to send the second package of amendments to the Judicial Act to the Venice Commission for opinion.

PACE co-rapporteurs to make post-monitoring visit to Bulgaria

03/06/2016 | 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 on 8 and 9 June 2016.

Co-rapporteurs for Ukraine welcome the adoption of the Constitutional amendments

03/06/2016 | Monitoring

PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine, Jordi Xuclà and Axel Fischer, warmly welcomed yesterday’s adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the Constitutional amendments regarding the judiciary.

The monitoring committee declassifies an information note on a fact-finding visit to Baku

27/05/2016 | Monitoring

The committee declassified an information note of the co-rapporteurs Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, on Mr Schennach’s three-day fact-finding visit to the country (6-8 April 2016).

Turkey: developments on media, rule of law and human rights threaten the functioning of democratic...

26/05/2016 | Monitoring

The latest developments pertaining to freedom of the media and of expression, erosion of the rule of law and alleged human rights violations "constitute a threat to the functioning of democratic institutions", according to the committee.

Armenia monitors encourage all political forces to seek consensus on new election code

23/05/2016 | Monitoring

Following a visit to Yerevan, the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia, Alan Meale and Guiseppe Galati, have urged political forces to continue their dialogue on the new electoral code, and to seek compromise.