PACE President in Transnistria: frozen conflicts must not cause any more killing
Strasbourg, 04.04.2012 – "It is totally unacceptable that in the 21st century so-called frozen conflicts can still cause terrible human tragedies," said Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), following his meeting today with the family of Vadim Pisar, a citizen of the Republic of Moldova killed on 1 January 2012 when crossing a checkpoint on the boundary with the Transnistrian region.
"This awful misunderstanding shows the potentially lethal consequences of the mere existence of this type of conflict, which is a throwback to the past. After my talks with the highest authorities of the Republic of the Moldova and the leaders of Transnistria, I am convinced that ,PACE could step up its contribution to resolving the conflict in Transnistria. The election of Mr Shevchuk and the resuming of negotiations within the 5+2 framework are creating the right conditions for real progress," said Mr Mignon.
PACE President welcomes the end of the institutional deadlock in the Republic of Moldova
Strasbourg, 03.04.2012 – In his meetings today in Chisinau with senior Moldovan officials, Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), welcomed the end of the political deadlock in which the country has been immersed for three years and called on all those involved in Moldovan politics to look to the future constructively.
“I have conveyed to the President of the Republic, Mr Timofti, my wishes for his success. His election marks a new start in Moldovan political life. In this context, all players must now show responsibility by accepting the democratic legitimacy of institutions, in particular the legitimacy of a president elected in accordance with constitutional requirements,” he said.
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ALONG CULTURAL ROUTES
22-25 March 2012, Hotel Codru, Chisinau, Moldova
The Council of Europe is holding a capacity building programme in Chisinau, Moldova on 22-25 March 2012, supported by a host of important international partners: The International Association for Culture and Tourism Exchange (ACTE); the European Institute of Cultural Routes; the Central European Initiative (CEI); the Danube Competence Centre (DCC) and USAID.
Moldova has played an important role in the development of the Council of Europe’s training of trainers for Sustainable Tourism Programme. The growing importance in the quality and variety of Moldovan wines and wine tourism, as well as the beauty of the country, make it a natural host for this 4th international programme on sustainable tourism.
PACE President makes official visit to the Republic of Moldova
Strasbourg, 29.03.2012 – Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make an official visit to the Republic of Moldova from 2 to 5 April 2012.
During his visit, he is due to meet the President of the Republic Nicolae Timofti, the Speaker of Parliament Marian Lupu, Prime Minister Vlad Filat, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Iurie Leancă, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Eugen Carpov.
Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes the election of Nicolae Timofti as new Moldovan President
"Today marks an important milestone in the history of the Republic of Moldova," he said
Strasbourg, 16.03.2012 - Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today welcomed the election of Nicolae Timofte as new Moldovan President.
“Today marks an important milestone in the history of Moldova. I congratulate the political leaders for having found a compromise to elect the President, thus putting an end to the political crisis which has lasted for too long.