PACE monitors express concern at conviction in Turkey of honorary PACE member

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans have expressed their deep concern at the conviction of honorary PACE member Ertuğrul Kürkçü to two years in prison. More

Albania: co-rapporteurs call on ruling majority and opposition to cooperate, evaluate judicial reform

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Stressing that the political environment in Albania remained ‘polarised, contentious and acrimonious’, Andrej Hunko and Joseph O’Reilly urged the ruling majority to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the opposition on key reforms. More

Monitors welcome stronger parliamentary oversight in Georgia, but concerned at ‘tense and polarised’ climate

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean assess Georgia’s progress on fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations and commitments in an information note made public following a recent visit to Tbilisi. More

Ukraine monitors call for swift creation of the High Anti-Corruption Court

Still on the topic of Ukraine’s efforts to combat corruption, the co-rapporteurs expressed their concern at the fact that tensions between the main bodies had not subsided or been resolved. More

Monitoring rapporteurs condemn ongoing ‘borderisation’ in Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean, have condemned the ongoing “borderisation” of the administrative boundary line with South Ossetia by the Russian Federation. More

Ukraine: monitoring visit by PACE rapporteurs

Dzhema Grozdanova and Alfred Heer, Assembly co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Ukraine, will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv from 19 to 21 November 2018. More