Reforms a ‘litmus test’ for new authorities in Skopje

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine'' © Zefart The capacity to deliver reforms in line with Council of Europe standards will be 'a litmus test' for the new government, according to the co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. More

PACE monitors call for charges against human rights activists in Turkey to be dropped, urge their release

Parliamentary Assembly co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans, have reacted to the publication of the indictment against human rights activists in Turkey. More

Montenegro: co-rapporteurs call on all parties to return to Parliament in order to ensure continuation of reforms

The co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro have welcomed Montenegro’s continued commitment to regional co-operation and its constructive role in maintaining regional stability. More

Co-rapporteurs to make fact-finding visit to Montenegro

Ionut Marian Stroe and Andrea Rigoni, co-rapporteurs for the post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro, will make a fact-finding visit to the country to discuss the implementation of the Assembly’s latest resolution. More

Rapporteur strongly condemns prison sentence for Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD) Axel Fischer, the rapporteur for the Monitoring Committee in respect of Ukraine, strongly condemned the sentencing to two years in prison of Ilmi Umerov for "separatism", by Russian appointed judges in Simferopol. More

Council of Europe urged to step up its conflict resolution role

Nikos Voutsis, Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, opening a hearing in Athens, said the Council of Europe should “not forget about” the conflicts in its geographical area and urged an approach to resolving them based on human rights. More