PACE reviews progress of states under monitoring in 2017

PACE has adopted an annual report taking stock of its monitoring activities in 2017 and making a series of assessments of the progress of the countries subject to its monitoring procedure or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue.

There are ten countries subject to the full monitoring procedure (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine), and three countries engaged in post-monitoring dialogue (Bulgaria, Montenegro and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”).

The report, by Cezar Florin Preda (Romania, EPP/CD), welcomes progress made, notes challenges or expresses concern at setbacks in each of the contries concerned, as well as making specific recommendations.

The Assembly also debated four “periodic review” reports – rolling assessments of countries that are not subject to full monitoring or post-monitoring – on Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland, and made a series of recommendations to each country.