Strong Moldovan Presence at the Autumn Session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

The delegation of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova is participating in the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The meeting is taking place in Strasbourg from October 9 to 13, as reported by

The agenda of the meeting includes discussions on various current topics, including ensuring peace in Ukraine and sustainable security in Europe, discussions on the deaths of migrants at sea, the humanitarian situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh/Mount Karabakh region, as stated in a press release from the Parliament’s Communication and Public Relations Directorate.

The parliamentarians will also engage in discussions on the periodic review of France’s compliance with its obligations as a member of the Council of Europe, a report examining the legitimacy and legality of ad hominem derogations from the term limit of the sitting President of the Russian Federation, as well as a report on the observation of early parliamentary elections in Montenegro.

Among the topics addressed during the autumn session are those related to the role of the Council of Europe in conflict prevention, restoring the credibility of international institutions, and promoting global peace; the challenges posed by far-right ideology to democracy and human rights in Europe; Pegasus software, similar espionage products, and covert state surveillance, as noted by the cited source.

Other subjects cover migration and asylum in election campaigns and their consequences for migrant rights; the prevention and combating of violence against women with disabilities. Additionally, the session will examine the impact of the fight against Covid-19 on the mental health of minors and young people, as well as the prevention of addictive behaviors in children.

The parliamentarians will hear a report on the activities of the executive body of the Council of Europe presented by the President of the Committee of Ministers, Latvian Foreign Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, and they will exchange opinions with the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders.

Furthermore, during a special ceremony, the “Václav Havel” award for human rights in 2023 will be presented.

The Moldovan parliamentary delegation includes the head of the national delegation to PACE, the Vice-Chair of the Foreign Policy and European Integration Committee, Ion Groza, the Vice-President of the Parliament, Mihail Popșoi, the Vice-Chair of the Human Rights and Interethnic Relations Committee, Natalia Davidovici, and the Secretary of the National Security, Defense, and Public Order Committee, Constantin Starîș.


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