Georgia’s, Lithuania’s delegations to continue work in PACE until end of current session

Source : 112 Ukraine

The delegation of Latvia stopped its work for consultations with the parliament and Foreign Ministry
15:56, 27 June 2019

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The delegations of Georgia and Lithuania will continue work at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) until the end of the summer session as RBK reported.

Representative of Georgia Sofia Katsarava reported that the delegation will continue work until the end of the session on June 28; however, the discussion of the further actions will begin in Tbilisi after it.

“At this stage, we have no plans to freeze our participation in the PACE, the second-to-last paragraph of our statement explains it,” Katsarava stated. It notes that the members of the delegations will discuss the collective actions at the next PACE sessions with the parliaments and governments of their countries.

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Member of the Lithuanian delegation to PACE Egidijus Vareikis also confirmed that the delegation will work until the end of the session.

The delegation of Latvia stopped its work as member of its delegation Linda Ozola reported.

“I can confirm that we stopped the participation in this part of the session and we will hold the further consultations in the parliament in Riga and with Foreign Ministry on further steps and possible stop of our work in PACE, she stated.  

Related: How countries voted for Russia’s return to PACE: List

As it was reported, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution which changes the sanctions regime and allows Russia to return to work in the organization without limitations to the right to vote. 

Due to this fact, the delegations of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Litva Slovakia, Estonia and Georgia announced the demarche

The delegations of Ukraine and Georgia launched a complaints procedure in PACE over Russia’s return to the organization.

Related: Klimkin offers to recall PACE invitations to observe snap parliamentary election in Ukraine

Moreover, the Ukrainian delegation stopped its work in the PACE, excluding the sessions concerning the Russian issue. 

As we reported profile committees of the PACE considered the question of restoring all authorities of the Russian delegation in the Assembly. The concluding recommendation passed after the night-time session says that these powers should be returned without any sanctions - not even those that remained after the PACE resolution was passed on June 24.

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