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Monitoring Committee expresses serious concern at recent developments in Turkey

09/03/2016 | Monitoring

The committee expresses its concern at recent developments in Turkey with respect notably to restrictions on media freedom and access to pluralistic information, and challenges to the decisions of the Constitutional Court.

PACE monitors: credible reforms ‘urgently needed’ in the Republic of Moldova

26/02/2016 | Monitoring

Valentina Leskaj and Ögmundur Jónasson expect the authorities to implement credible reforms and welcomed the decision to change former PACE member Grigore Petrenco’s pre-trial detention into house arrest.

Rapporteurs urge political forces in Skopje to reach an agreement before early elections

19/02/2016 | Monitoring

Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, have urged political forces in Skopje to reach an agreement before early elections.

Monitoring visit by co-rapporteurs to the Republic of Moldova

19/02/2016 | Monitoring

Valentina Leskaj and Ögmundur Jonásson, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 22-23 February.

Co-rapporteurs to make post-monitoring visit to “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

12/02/2016 | Monitoring

Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, PACE co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 15 to 18 February.

Ukraine: co-rapporteurs urge parliament to press ahead on decentralisation

09/02/2016 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine by PACE, Jordi Xuclà and Axel Fischer, ending a visit to the country, have urged Ukraine’s parliamentarians to press ahead with constitutional changes on decentralisation.

Reforms in Montenegro – follow-up needed to ensure that newly-adopted laws are sustainable

01/02/2016 | Monitoring

The committee welcomed the many reforms instigated in Montenegro since the adoption in January 2015 of Resolution 2030 on the electoral framework, the fight against corruption and the judiciary.

Monitoring co-rapporteurs to visit Ukraine

29/01/2016 | Monitoring

Jordi Xuclà and Axel Fischer, co-rapporteurs on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Ukraine, will visit the country from 1 to 3 February, to assess notably the constitutional and judicial reforms.

Co-rapporteurs alarmed by escalating violence in south-east Turkey

15/01/2016 | Monitoring

"Yesterday’s attack on the police headquarters in Çınar that left six people dead, including three children, and 39 wounded, is a new, unacceptable upsurge of violence in south-east Turkey," said the co-rapporteurs.

Republic of Moldova: Vlad Filat and Grigore Petrenco entitled to fair trials free from political interference

26/12/2015 | Monitoring

During his visit to Chisinau, Stefan Schennach looked into the detention conditions in Prison 13 of Vlad Filat, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, and Grigore Petrenco, former PACE member.

Chairperson of the Monitoring Committee to make fact-finding a visit to the Republic of Moldova

18/12/2015 | Monitoring

Stefan Schennach, Chairperson of the Monitoring Committee will travel to the Republic of Moldova from 20 to 22 December with a view to examining the conditions of pre-trial detention of Vladimir Filat and Grigore Petrenco.

Monaco: concluding remarks of the former rapporteur's visit

18/12/2015 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee has declassified the concluding remarks of the former rapporteur on the post-monitoring dialogue with Monaco, Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE) following the visit that took place on 12 October 2015.