PACE monitors for Serbia welcome the launch of a constitutional revision process

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Serbia Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Piero Fassino (Italy, SOC) have welcomed the decision of the Serbian parliament, at the initiative of the Serbian government, to amend the constitution with a view to de-politicising the judiciary. “On 7... More

PACE Georgia monitors welcome political agreement and call on all political forces to put national interest over those of their individual parties

Following a visit to Tbilisi from 1 to 3 June 2021, the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlăţean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have welcomed the political agreement mediated by European Council... More

PACE co-rapporteurs commend the genuine progress by the Montenegrin authorities on the law on the State Prosecution Service, despite the incomplete work on the composition of the Prosecutorial Council

Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania, EPP/DC) and Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Montenegro, issued the following statement today: “On 27 May, the Parliament of Montenegro adopted the amendments to... More

Republic of Moldova: the co-rapporteurs call on political actors to show restraint, awaiting early elections in July

In an information note on political developments in the Republic of Moldova between the November 2020 presidential election and the dissolution of parliament in April 2021, Pierre-Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC) and Inese Lībiņa-Egnere (Latvia, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of this... More

Statement by the Monitoring Committee on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

"The military hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the developments since the trilateral statement of 9-10 November 2020 are of great importance to the Council of Europe and have been closely followed by the Monitoring Committee. In co-ordination with other relevant committees, it has... More

PACE Poland monitors: the independence of the Polish Human Rights Defender institution must be ensured

The PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Poland, Azadeh Rojhan Gustafsson (Sweden, SOC) and Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD), have expressed their deep concern at the implications of the Polish Constitutional Court ruling that effectively removes the current Human Rights Defender from... More