Recommendations of Armenian parliamentary committee provide ‘a comprehensive although not complete’ response to March 2008 crisis

Strasbourg, 22.12.2009 – The  recommendations of the ad hoc Committee of the National Assembly of Armenia into the events of 1 and 2 March 2008 provide “a comprehensive, although not complete” response to the political crisis, according to an information note by the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) made public this week.

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PACE calls for continuation of "ongoing monitoring procedure" with respect to Armenia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted in favor of resolution 1677 on Wednesday, pointing to the need to continue ongoing regular monitoring procedure with respect to Armenia. This 4th resolution adopted by the PACE in relation to the bitter political crisis that ensued in Armenia after the disputed Presidential election in February 2008 can be seen as generally softer and more welcoming towards the steps taken by the Armenian authorities, when…

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Reports say no sanctions against Armenia expected in PACE

There are reports claiming, that the suggestion to suspend the voting rights of the Armenian delegation at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has been removed from the draft resolution to be presented at the Assembly today. Levon Zurabyan, a spokesperson for the Armenian National Congress (HAK) told RFE/RL today, that a copy of the draft resolution has been obtained by the representatives of HAK, which allows them to draw the conclusion. Armenia has been…

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Armenia: PACE co-rapporteurs make monitoring visit

Georges Colombier (France, EPP/CD) and John Prescott (United Kingdom, SOC), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will be in Yerevan on 15 January 2009, for a follow-up visit in connection with the implementation of PACE Resolutions 1609 (2008) and 1620 (2008) on the functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia. The co-rapporteurs expect to meet the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the…

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