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PACE monitors call on all political forces in Georgia to overcome extremely polarised political climate

17/12/2021 | Monitoring

Following their visit to the country from 8 to 10 December 2021, the PACE rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), expressed their serious concern at the extremely polarised political climate in the country which is foreclosing any...

PACE Monitoring Committee welcomes Armenia’s successful emergence from crisis, sets out next steps for reform

15/12/2021 | Monitoring

The PACE Monitoring Committee has welcomed the fact that Armenia has “successfully emerged from the serious political crisis triggered by the outcome in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” as well as its pursuit of reforms and the launch of new projects since the change of political leadership in 2018...

Committee reviews progress of Council of Europe States under monitoring in 2021

15/12/2021 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee today adopted its annual report taking stock of its monitoring activities in 2021 and making a series of assessments of the countries under monitoring procedure or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue, as well as of countries that are currently subject to the procedure for...

Azerbaijan: PACE rapporteurs concerned about the state of health of activist Saleh Rustamov

10/12/2021 | Monitoring

The rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) and Richard Bacon (United Kingdom, EC/DA) have expressed their serious concern about the state of health of Saleh Rustamov, activist of the Azerbaijani...

PACE co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to Georgia

06/12/2021 | Monitoring

Titus Corlăţean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 8 to 10 December 2021. Discussions will...

Poland monitors extremely concerned at Polish Constitutional Court decision challenging the supremacy of...

25/11/2021 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for Poland of the Monitoring Committee, Azadeh Rojhan Gustafsson (Sweden, SOC) and Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD), have today expressed their deep concern at yesterday’s ruling by the Polish Constitutional Tribunal that Article 6 (1) of the European Convention on Human...

PACE rapporteurs urge Serbian authorities to remove the Ratko Mladić mural in Belgrade and take strong...

19/11/2021 | Monitoring

Piero Fassino (Italy, SOC) and Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC/DA), PACE rapporteurs for the monitoring of Serbia, have urged the Serbian authorities to take unequivocal action against the glorification of convicted war criminals and to remove, without delay, a mural in Belgrade...

Armenia has emerged successfully from a serious political crisis, say PACE monitors

09/11/2021 | Monitoring

“Armenia has emerged successfully from the serious political crisis caused by its defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which is in itself a real success,” said Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) and Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly...

Malta: monitors welcome progress, but call for further systemic reforms to strengthen checks and balances...

02/11/2021 | Monitoring

Following a visit to Malta from 25 to 27 October, the co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for a “periodic review” of the country, George Loukaides (Cyprus, UEL) and Bernard Fournier (France, EPP/CD), have welcomed the reforms...

PACE co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to Armenia

29/10/2021 | 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 3 to 5 November 2021. Discussions will...

Republic of Moldova: the PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs welcome the authorities’ determined action to...

20/10/2021 | Monitoring

At the end of a fact-finding visit to the Republic of Moldova (12-15 October), the monitoring co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD) and Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), welcomed the determination of the Moldovan...

PACE rapporteurs congratulate the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova for adopting the ratification law...

14/10/2021 | Monitoring

In Chisinau, where they are currently carrying out a fact-finding visit, the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Moldova, Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD) and Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), made the following statement...