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Georgia monitors welcome ruling majority’s offer to introduce fully proportional vote by 2020

25/06/2019 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean and Claude Kern, have welcomed the offer by the ruling majority in Georgia to introduce fully proportional by 2020.

Monitoring rapporteurs react to so-called elections in the Georgian region of South Ossetia

12/06/2019 | Monitoring

“The so-called parliamentary elections in the Georgian region of South Ossetia are neither legal nor legitimate,” say PACE monitors of Georgia, Titus Corlatean and Claude Kern, in a statement.

Concerned co-rapporteurs closely follow the situation in the Republic of Moldova

11/06/2019 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Republic of Moldova, Egidijus Vareikis and Maryvonne Blondin, have expressed their deep concern about the on-going situation in the country.

Co-rapporteurs commend positive developments in North Macedonia, and await implementation of reforms

05/06/2019 | Monitoring

Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly, commended the authorities of North Macedonia for their commitments to advance reforms, returning from their visit to Skopje on 28-31 May 2019.

Post-monitoring rapporteurs to visit North Macedonia

27/05/2019 | Monitoring

Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, co-rapporteurs of the PACE for post-monitoring dialogue with the Republic of North Macedonia, are to make a fact-finding visit to Skopje from 29 to 31 May.

Armenia: PACE monitors express concern at Prime Minister’s call to block courts

21/05/2019 | Monitoring

“Political stakeholders must refrain from actions and statements that could be perceived as exerting pressure on the judiciary,” said the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia.

PACE committee proposes to continue post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria

17/05/2019 | Monitoring

The Monitoring Committee has proposed that the Assembly continue a post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, noting that while the overall progress is not questioned, a number of outstanding concerns still exist.

Seminar on “Media freedom and the functioning of the democratic institutions” in the UK Parliament

14/05/2019 | Monitoring

The PACE Monitoring Committee will hold a seminar on 16 May in the Parliament in London on “Media freedom and the functioning of the democratic institutions”, which is open to the public.

Bosnian parliament warned that it has only two days left to submit a PACE delegation

05/04/2019 | Monitoring

The parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been warned that it has only two days left to submit the names of its delegation to PACE, or risk having no Bosnian members in the Assembly for the whole of 2019.

Armenia: PACE monitors welcome the launch of reforms and call for concrete results

25/03/2019 | Monitoring

The Armenian authorities are acutely aware of the expectations of the population for change. It is therefore important that the reforms being formulated lead to concrete and tangible results, said the co-rapporteurs.

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political...

19/03/2019 | Monitoring

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners.

PACE monitors to visit Armenia

08/03/2019 | Monitoring

Yuliya Lovochkina and Andrej Šircelj, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to Yerevan from 12 to 14 March.