PACE President to make a visit to the Republic of Moldova
Strasbourg, 14.12.2012 - Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will travel to the Republic of Moldova for a working visit from 17 to 20 December.
He will meet the Speaker of the Parliament, Marian Lupu, representatives of the parliamentary factions of the Alliance for European Integration, and the representatives of the opposition. The President will also have talks with Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic, Vlad Filat, Prime Minister, as well as Lurie Leancă, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, and Eugen Carpov, Deputy Prime Minister responsible for resettlement.
Within the framework of the Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe entitled “Reinforcing the fight against ill-treatment and impunity”, the Directorate of Human Rights, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe tasked two consultants, Ms Birgitte Vestberg, former Prosecutor for Special International Crimes and acting Prosecutor General in cases of asset stripping (Denmark) and Mr Bostjan Penko, lawyer, former prosecutor and Director of the Office for the Prevention of Corruption (Republic of Slovenia) to carry out an assessment of the draft Strategic Development Programme (SDP) of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Moldova.
Seminar on Student and Staff Mobility in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities
A seminar on "Student and Staff Mobility in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities" was held in Vienna, Austria, on 25-27 June, as part of the Council of Europe Confidence Building Measures Programme.
Forty participants from higher education institutions discussed challenges and opportunities related to student and staff mobility in higher education.
Monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs to Moldova
Strasbourg, 15.10.2012 – Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC) and Piotr Wach (Poland, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, started today a fact-finding visit to Chisinau until 19 October.
They will be especially interested in the current political situation, the reform of justice, the measures taken to combat corruption and organised crime, and the implementation of Assembly Resolutions 1572 (2007), 1666 (2009) and 1692 (2009).
During this visit, the co-rapporteurs are due to meet the President of the Republic, the Speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, as well as the Ministers of the Interior and Justice. Talks are also scheduled with representatives of the political parties represented in Parliament and representatives of the judicial authorities, NGOs and the media. In Transnistria, the co-rapporteurs will be speaking to the representatives of the de facto authorities and various NGOs.
The co-rapporteurs will hold a press conference in the Moldovan Parliament on Friday 19 October at 11.30 am.
Updates on the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme “Reinforcing the fight against ill-treatment and impunity” in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme “Reinforcing the fight against ill-treatment and impunity” in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine publishes new documents on the project activities: