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Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe: “Expert Proposals on Amendments to Election Legislation Should Be Ready by May”

Kyiv and Strasbourg have recently been engaged in active dialogue — PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon visited Ukraine, and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka travelled to the main office of the Council of Europe. The Ukrainian Week asked Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Mykola Tochytskyi, about the outcome and context of this dialogue.

2013-04-08

Thorbjørn Jagland and Jean-Claude Mignon demand more action on Tymoshenko`s case after Lutsenko's pardon

Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General, and Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) have welcomed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s pardon of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, is stated on the Council of Europe official website.

2013-04-08

Comfort or Freedom?

The fall session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) proved that the real confrontation on the European continent is about values rather than geopolitics

2012-10-24

Andreas Gross: “A democratic citizen cannot be neutral”

Andreas Gross, head of the PACE observers delegation to Ukraine and Chairman of the PACE Social Democratic Group, told The Ukrainian Week about the developments following his previous interview.

2012-10-24

Secretary-General of the Council of Europe: “Trial against Tymoshenko should not have been launched at all”

Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, spoke with The Ukrainian Week about his attitudes toward Ukraine’s new language law, the work of the Ukrainian judiciary and parliament, and the prospect of Strasbourg imposing sanctions against Ukraine.

2012-09-19

PACE Co-Rapporteur Mailis Reps: "The Ukrainian Parliament Could Extend Amnesty to Opposition Leaders”

PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs have once again visited Ukraine where they were finally allowed to see Yuriy Lutsenko and talk to the Prosecutor General. In an interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mailis Reps, Co-Rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee and an Estonian MP, shares her impressions of a meeting with Lutsenko and others and adverse trends she spotted in Kyiv.

2012-04-11

A Fair Election… But Are the “Rules of the Game” Fair?

The forthcoming election could be a small step forward, if opposition forces cooperate with the same goals this time around

2012-03-30

GRECO President: “Kivalov Twisted My Words Significantly in His Statements”

If you can't win over an opponent, try to distort what he says. Apparently, Party of Regions member Serhiy Kivalov has been following that motto as he tells Ukrainians in his numerous interviews that the president of GRECO, Marin Mrčela, the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption, allegedly opposes the decriminalization of Articles 364 and 365 of the Criminal Code under which Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko were sentenced.

2012-03-21

Luca Volontè: “The issue of the CoE’s sanctions against Ukraine arises automatically”

Luca Volontè chairs the European People’s Party, the biggest political group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). In his interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Volontè evaluates the verdict in former minister Lutsenko’s case and suggests possible sanctions against Ukraine if the latter continues to ignore the CoE’s recommendations

2012-03-05

Chairman of the PACE Socialist Group Andreas Gross: Kyiv May see Another Maidan

Andreas Gross criticized the actions of the Party of Regions, a political partner of the group he heads, in his interview with The Ukrainian Week

2012-02-07