The Parliamentary Assembly is once again considering the activities
of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The Assembly has sought to make the debate more focused on a political assessment
of the work of the Bank.
This year the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
is therefore presenting a report which gives particular attention
to the new methodology adopted by the EBRD to assess the compliance
of its countries of operations with the political aspects of the
Bank’s mandate, notably on the basis of four criteria: representative and
accountable government; civil society, media and participation;
rule of law and access to justice; and civil and political rights.
The Assembly should show its readiness to co-operate with
the Bank in making and monitoring its assessments.