PACE calls on Turkey to ‘postpone’ June 24 snap elections
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on April 24 blasted a call by the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) for the postponement of Turkey’s upcoming early elections on June 24, according to Hurriyet.
19:21 24 April
OSCE/ODIHR, OSCE PA and PACE announce preliminary results of election observation in Azerbaijan
The observation missions of the OSCE ODIHR, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have announced preliminary results of the observations conducted in Azerbaijan’s presidential election on April 11.
16:41 12 April
Bulgarian NGO issues interim report on upcoming presidential election in Azerbaijan
Civil Initiative for Free and Democratic Elections (GISDI), a Bulgarian NGO, invited by Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) to observe the presidential elections to be held in the country on 11 April 2018, has recently issued its interim report.
11:41 04 April
PACE co-rapporteurs to observe presidential election in Azerbaijan
Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) and Cezar Florin Preda (Romania, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, will observe the April 11 presidential election in Azerbaijan, said a statement posted on PACE’s website.
11:21 22 March
The biggest problem of Ukraine is corruption – Poroshenko
The main problem of Ukraine always was and still is corruption. This was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in an interview with the Austrian publication Profil, APAreports quoting gazeta.ru.
05:28 11 February
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