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Monitoring co-rapporteurs urge Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint

“We are very concerned by the loss of life that the violation of the cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan has caused,” said the PACE monitoring co-rapporteur for Armenia, Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC), and the co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) and Sir Roger Gale... More

Serbia monitors condemn violence and call for transparency

The PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Serbia, Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Piero Fassino (Italy, SOC), have expressed great concern following the latest demonstrations and last week brutal clashes with police after new lockdown measures were announced in the country. “Any... More

Rapporteurs deeply concerned by the conviction of four human rights defenders in Turkey

Following the recent convictions of the four Turkish human rights defenders - Taner Kılıç, İdil Eser, Günal Kuşun and Özlem Dalkıran - in the so-called Büyükada trial, the rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Alexandra Louis (France, ALDE), Thomas Hammarberg... More

Georgia monitors welcome adoption of Constitutional amendments by the Georgian Parliament

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have welcomed the adoption today by the Georgian Parliament of the Constitutional amendments to implement the new election... More

Committee recommends continuing post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro

The Monitoring Committee today welcomed the “sustained political will and commitment” of the Montenegrin authorities to respect their obligations, and their involvement in the post-monitoring dialogue* with PACE. The parliamentarians underlined the country's “continued co-operation” with Council... More

North Macedonia: post-monitoring rapporteur welcomes agreement on election date

Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC), PACE rapporteur for post-monitoring dialogue with North Macedonia, has welcomed the agreement on the date of early parliamentary elections, to be held on 15 July 2020. “We commend the political parties - from the majority and the opposition - for reaching an... More