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PACE rapporteurs welcome the release of AI Turkey Chair Taner Kılıç, ask for all charges to be dropped

"We welcome the release of Taner Kılıç, Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey and also reiterate our call to drop all the terror-related charges still pending against him," said Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans. More

Monitors urge Turkey to lift state of emergency

The impressive turnout in the elections held on 24 June in Turkey (88 per cent) and the diversity of parties in parliament are clear signs of the Turkish people’s attachment to pluralistic democracy. More

Co-rapporteurs in Skopje welcome ratification of the name agreement, call for inclusive processes

“The Macedonian parliament ratified the agreement signed by Skopje and Athens on the 'name issue'. We commend the goodwill taken by the two member States, whose deal to the stability of the whole region,” said co-rapporteurs. More

Post-monitoring rapporteurs to visit Skopje

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine'' © Zefart Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, are to make a fact-finding visit to Skopje from 18-20 June. More

Rapporteur outlines latest situation in Ukraine following his visit

The Parliamentary Assembly Monitoring Committee made public an information note by rapporteur Eerik-Niils Kross (Estonia, ALDE) on the latest situation in Ukraine, following his recent visit to the country. More

Monitors strongly condemn recognition by Syria of Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Monitors Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE) and Titus Corlaţean (Romania, SOC) have strongly condemned the recognition by the Syrian authorities of the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. More