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.
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.
Regulation on covering the electoral campaign for the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia in mass media, elaborated by the Council of Europe consultants
CHISINAU, 9 July 2012 – The Council of Europe consultants, in co-operation with Gagauzian Central Electoral Commission, prepared the draft Regulation on covering the electoral campaign for 9 September 2012 elections for the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia in mass media.
The document was elaborated in accordance with European and international standards for elections, national election-related norms and previous experience of the Republic of Moldova and Gagauzia in covering the electoral campaigns.
The draft Regulation provides for equal access to mass media and, first of all, to the public regional broadcasting service „Gagauziya Radio Televizionu” (Teleradio-Gagauzia), for all candidates and political parties, ensuring pluralism of opinions and excluding the censorship.
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:
Teleradio-Gagauzia’s staff improved its skills in coverage of elections
CHISINAU, 2 July 2012 – About 20 journalists, editors, producers etc. of the regional public broadcasting service Teleradio-Gagauzia were trained on media coverage of elections for the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia.
The training seminar was organised on 29 June – 1 July 2012 in the framework of the Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media in the South Caucasus and Moldova”.
The training featured presentations and practical exercises by French consultant Mr Laurent Rouy and Moldovan consultant Mr Ion Bunduchi.