Moldova’s Delegation Participates in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Meeting Session
Several deputies from Moldova’s Parliament participate in the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The session takes place from 25 to 28 January in Strasbourg. The topics on the agenda include debates on the independence of judges in Poland and Moldova and on the implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.
Moldova’s delegation includes the vice-presidents of the parliament Vlad Batrîncea and Mihail Popșoi, Gaik Vartanean, Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Policy and European Integration, Liviu Vovc, Secretary of the Committee on Social Protection, Health and the Family, and Monica Babuc, Member of the Committee on Culture, Education, Research, Youth, Sport, and the Media.
During the Session, the participants will elect the Secretary-General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, as well as of two judges at the European Court of Human Rights.
The topics of the session include debates on the independence of judges in Poland and Moldova and on the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights’ rulings. Also, they will discuss the ethical, legal, and practical considerations of coronavirus vaccines. The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will address parliamentarians during the debates. Other topics on the agenda include ethnic profile in Europe, restrictions on the activities of NGOs in Council of Europe member states and discrimination against people facing chronic and long-term illnesses, etc.
In this context, the Moldovan delegation will meet with the newly appointed co-rapporteur at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Monitoring Commission for Moldova, Pierre-Alain Fridez, representative of Switzerland.