Parliamentary Assembly

The establishment of a stability pact on the Caucasian region

Doc. 10175
5 May 2004

Motion for a recommendation
presented by Mr Toshev and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe:

Regarding the importance of strengthening the democratic process in Council of Europe member states from the region of the Caucasus;

Welcoming the activities and achievements of  the “Minsk-group” of the OSCE;

Taking into account that Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia soon will become countries from the new neighbourhood of the European Union;

Stressing the need for improvement of the relations between these states and the creation of an atmosphere of mutual confidence which would play a very positive role for the stability of the entire region and its neighbouring areas;

Underlining the importance of cultural exchange and experience between Caucasian states, the economic co-operation and interdependence as well as the openess and transparency for the creation of real co-operation and trust in the Caucasian region;

Considering the importance of the accomplishment of the democratic reforms which could be achieved through close co-operation with the Council of Europe and the European Union - especially the creation of effective and accountable institutions open for NGOs, media and public, introducing real public service, the fight against corruption, political tolerance and respect of the differences of views, beliefs and religions,

Calls upon the Ministers:

Signed [1]:
Toshev, Bulgaria, EPP/CD
Aguiar, Portugal, EPP/CD
Atkinson, United Kingdom, EDG
Berisha, Albania, EPP/CD
Bilic, Croatia, EPP/CD
Davis, United Kingdom, SOC
Dromberg, Finland, EPP/CD
E÷rsi, Hungary, LDR
Frunda, Romania, EPP/CD
Glesener, Luxembourg, EPP/CD
Gross, Switzerland, SOC
Gubert, Italy, EPP/CD
Himmer, Austria, EPP/CD
Lelic, Croatia, EPP/CD
Lintner, Germany, EPP/CD
Maissen, Switzerland, EPP/CD
Matušic, Croatia, EPP/CD
Pourgourides, Cyprus, EPP/CD
Sasi, Finland, EPP/CD
Severinsen, Denmark, LDR
Skarb°vik, Norway, EPP/CD
Spinddegger, Austria, EPP/CD
Van den Brande, Belgium, EPP/CD
van der Linden, Netherlands, EPP/CD



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