Skopje: co-rapporteurs praise reform steps, cite hopes created by name agreement

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine'' © Zefart The signing of the agreement to solve the name issue in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” has raised “immense hopes” of achieving Euro-Atlantic integration, according to the co-rapporteurs. More

Seminar in Tbilisi to focus on “Parliamentary oversight and the role of the opposition”

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock The Monitoring Committee of the PACE will organise a joint seminar with the Georgian parliament on “Parliamentary oversight and the role of the opposition” in Tbilisi on 17 September 2018. More

Albania: satisfaction with vetting of judges and prosecutors; further steps needed to fight high-level corruption

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Following a visit to Tirana, the co-rapporteurs Andrej Hunko and Joseph O’Reilly have expressed their satisfaction with the on-going vetting process of judges and prosecutors in the country. More

Albania: monitoring visit by PACE rapporteurs

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Andrej Hunko and Joseph O’Reilly, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, will make a fact-finding visit to Tirana from 5 to 7 September 2018. More

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