Georgian parliamentary speaker accuses president of ‘purposeful campaign’ against constitutional commission
Georgian parliamentary speaker Irakli Kobakhidze has accused the country's president, opposition parties and NGO representatives of carrying out a “purposeful campaign” against the constitutional commission, stressing that President Margvelashvili does not inform people properly about the changes and that his acts run contrary to presidency, APA reported citing News Georgia.
11:41 02 May
PACE concerns about potential abuse of state resources, organized vote-buying in Armenia
The pre-electoral delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) supports the opinion of the Venice Commission, adopted in 2016, which concluded that the electoral legislation in Armenia allows for the organization of free and democratic elections, if it is applied in good faith and if there is a political will, said the message posted on the Assembly’s website, APA reported.
10:31 24 February
PACE Bureau to consider issue of judge from Azerbaijan to European court
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The PACE Bureau will consider the issue of a candidate from Azerbaijan for the post of judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Oct. 10.
10:10 10 October
Samad Seyidov: PACE won’t discuss Azerbaijani referendum separately
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloghlu-APA. The Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) will not hold separate discussions on the referendum held in Azerbaijan, Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told APA.
18:37 01 October
EU comments on constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan
Baku – APA. The European Union has called on Azerbaijan to address concerns following a Council of Europe (CoE) mission to assess the 26 September referendum on draft amendments to the constitution.
18:19 28 September
PACE invites Azerbaijani justice minister and Venice Commission’s president for an exchange of views
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. PACE Monitoring Committee invited the Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan and the President of the Venice Commission for an exchange of views during its next meeting.
14:28 28 September
PACE invites Azerbaijan to respect Venice Commission’s opinion
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. "We regret that the Azerbaijani authorities didn’t ask the respected Venice Commission of Council of Europe to give its opinion on the draft modifications of the constitution", Aleksandar Nikoloski, head of the Referendum Assessment Mission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), said at a press conference in Baku Sept. 27.
11:55 27 September
PA head: Venice Commission opinion on Azerbaijani referendum unrealistic
Baku. Etibar Mammadov – APA. The Venice Commission’s preliminary opinion on the proposed amendments to Azerbaijan’s Constitution doesn’t reflect reality, Head of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev told reporters on Monday.
18:55 26 September
Ali Hasanov: New institute of management to ensure adequacy of presidential form of government to modern challenges
“Innovation now serves the idea of broadening the scope of economic reforms that have already been successfully implemented in the country. The formation of the new institute also clarifies the mechanism of execution of powers of the President of Azerbaijan, and state governance is insured against possible risks,” he said.
17:22 24 September
Top official: Michel Forst’s report on Azerbaijan is unreal, biased and ordered - INTERVIEW
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. Interview with Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs
18:51 22 September
Comments on Preliminary Opinion by Venice Commission on draft modifications to Azerbaijani Constitution
13:52 22 September
Proposed amendments to Azerbaijani Constitution aimed at improving governance
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloghlu – APA. The proposed amendments to Azerbaijan’s Constitution are aimed at improving the governance in the country, Shahin Aliyev, head of Department of Legislation and Legal Expertise of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration.
19:02 21 September
Azerbaijan: Venice Commission’s initial opinion on Azerbaijani referendum – a political order
Baku – APA. The Venice Commission’s initial opinion on the upcoming referendum in Azerbaijan is a political order, said Shahin Aliyev, head of Department of Legislation and Legal Expertise of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration.
17:55 21 September
Venice Commission to issue preliminary opinion on Azerbaijani referendum next week
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe will issue a preliminary hearing on the upcoming referendum in Azerbaijan next week, read a statement posted on the Commission’s website Sept. 9.
18:54 09 September
Organization of referendum in Azerbaijan meets int’l standards: European Parliament
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The organization of the referendum in Azerbaijan meets international standards, Vice-President of the European Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki told reporters in Baku Sept. 9.
18:43 09 September
PACE co-rapporteurs to visit Azerbaijan
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda are to make a visit to Baku.
11:22 07 September
PACE to conduct assessment mission of referendum in Azerbaijan
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. PACE Bureau has today decided to send a seven-member delegation to conduct an “assessment mission” of the referendum in Azerbaijan, the PACE press service reported.
18:13 05 September
Venice Commission says ready to work with Azerbaijan on draft constitutional amendments
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe stands ready to work on a request for opinion on the draft constitutional amendments, the subject of the 26 September referendum in Azerbaijan, the commission external relations officer, Tatiana Mychelova, told APA on Aug.25.
11:01 25 August
U.S. and UK concerned about arrest of Natig Jafarli - UPDATED
Baku – APA. The United Kingdom is troubled by the August 12 arrest of Azerbaijani opposition Republican Alternative (REAL) Movement Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli, as well as by arrests of other activists, the British Minister for Europe and the Americas, Sir Alan Duncan, said.
17:24 17 August
Reason behind Venice Commission’s negative opinion about Azerbaijan’s draft law on defamation unclear – MP
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. The reason behind the Venice Commission’s negative opinion about the draft law “On defamation” submitted by Azerbaijan is unclear, said Ali Huseynli, Azerbaijani MP, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on law policy and state building.
13:11 31 May