PACE rapporteur to visit Kosovo*

Strasbourg, 28.10.2011 – Björn von Sydow (Sweden, SOC), Chairman of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and rapporteur on the situation in Kosovo, will make a field visit on 2-4 November 2011 to evaluate the political situation. The rapporteur will have meetings with the authorities of Kosovo and also with representatives of political forces, local government and NGOs. He will give lectures at the think-tank PIPS (Pak Institute for Peace Studies) and at the University of Mitrovica-North.

Mr von Sydow will hold a press conference at the Council of Europe Office in Pristina (Bedri Pejani Street, No. 5) on Friday 4 November at 11 a.m.

*All reference to Kosovo in this text, whether to the territory, institutions or population, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.