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Rapporteurs concerned by the suspension of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Two rapporteurs have expressed concern at the suspension, by the Prosecutor installed in Crimea by the Russian Federation, of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, the executive body of the Tatar people. More

Rapporteurs in eastern Ukraine worried about worsening security situation

Marieluise Beck and Kristýna Zelienková, ending a four-day fact-finding visit to Kiyv, Mariupol and Dnipropetrovsk, have expressed their concern at the renewed deterioration of the security situation along the contact line. More

Human rights violations in Eastern Ukraine and political consequences of the conflict: rapporteurs to visit Ukraine

PACE rapporteurs Marieluise Beck and Kristýna Zelienková will make a joint fact-finding visit to Kyiv, Mariupol and Dnipropetrovsk from 4 to 7 April, in the context of the preparation of their respective reports. More

OECD official: some European states 'lagging behind' on fighting corruption

“Strengthening democracy in Europe should be coupled with resolute efforts to fight corruption, including at the highest levels”, said Drago Kos, Chairperson of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. More

Committee discusses the state of democracy and the rule of law in Poland

The committee held an exchange of views on Tuesday 8 March in Paris on “The state of democracy and the rule of law in Poland”, with the participation of parliamentarians, NGOs and journalists. More

Palestinian National Council asked to ‘accelerate reforms’ as part of its PACE partnership

The committee has asked the Palestinian National Council (PNC) to speed up the reform process in accordance with the political commitments it made when it was granted “Partner for democracy” status by PACE. More