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PACE to observe the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock A PACE delegation will travel to the Republic of Moldova from 22 to 25 February to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE-PA, the EP and the OSCE-ODIHR. More

Is the EBRD’s model of promoting democracy through investment having any effect?

The committee has queried whether the work since 1991 of the EBRD to develop market economies in transition countries has helped to promote democracy, which is also one of the stated aims of the bank. More

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on 1st March. After an opening address by Liliane Maury Pasquier, the parliamentarians will hold notably an exchange of views on Action against Violence against Women. More

Russia monitors express concern at sentencing of Jehovah’s Witness for ‘extremism’

Telmo Correia and Angela Smith have expressed concern at the conviction and sentencing to six years imprisonment of Dennis Christensen for “organising the activity of an extremist organisation” on the grounds that he is a Jehovah’s Witness. More

Ukraine monitors pinpoint changes needed following Kyiv fact-finding visit

Ongoing developments in combating corruption, as well as the political situation in the country ahead of Presidential and parliamentary elections, were the main focus of a recent visit by PACE monitors. More

Committee urges greater aid for Africa to head off migration crises

PACE’s Migration Committee has urged Council of Europe member States to extend development co-operation with Africa to provide hope of “a viable future at home for people who would otherwise migrate to Europe”. More