Turkey: an adverse context ‘will impede the conduct of genuinely democratic elections'

The Monitoring Committee expresses its deepest concern at the announcement, on 18 April 2018, of the holding of early presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey on 24 June 2018, one and a half years ahead of schedule. More

Monitors react to developments in Yerevan

“We welcome the courageous decision of Prime Minister Sargsyan to resign from his post in order to defuse the mounting tensions in the country", have reacted the monitoring corapporteurs of Armenia. More

Moldova: ensuring conditions conducive to free and fair elections

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock Co-rapporteurs have welcomed Moldova’s continuing commitment to European values, but urged the authorities to continue reforms and create conditions conducive to free and fair elections. More

Turkey monitors express ‘serious concerns’ ahead of 2019 elections

Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, have expressed serious concern over the deterioration of the situation in Turkey ahead of the forthcoming 2019 elections. More

PACE monitors to visit the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock Egidijus Vareikis and Maryvonne Blondin, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Moldova, are to visit the country from 3 to 5 April to prepare their assessment of how far it is honouring its Council of Europe obligations and commitments. More

Turkey: monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs

Co-rapporteurs Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans will be making a fact-finding visit to Turkey from 28 to 30 March to assess the honouring of the country’s obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe. More