PACE reviews progress of states involved in its monitoring procedure

PACE has adopted the annual report on its monitoring procedure, which takes stock of the activities of its Monitoring Committee from September 2015 to December 2016 and assesses the progress of the countries concerned.

These are the nine countries under a full monitoring procedure (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine), as well as the four countries engaged in post-monitoring dialogue (Bulgaria, Montenegro, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey).

The report, by Cezar Florin Preda (Romania, EPP/CD), welcomed progress made, noted challenges and expressed concern at setbacks, as well as making specific recommendations to the countries concerned.

The Assembly also debated six “periodic review” reports – rolling assessments of countries that are not subject to full monitoring or post-monitoring – on Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France and Germany.