Tag: OSCE

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan are calling for an end to the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan are calling for an end to the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Civil society and academics from Armenia and Azerbaijan have joined forces in calling for an end to the “frozen conflict” of Nagorno-Karabakh. Six leading representatives from both sides have signed an open letter warning of the “catastrophic consequences” unless the long-running dispute is resolved.   Efforts, including by the OSCE Minsk Group, to end the […]

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#Russia: ‘Challenges to democratic commitments remain’

#Russia: ‘Challenges to democratic commitments remain’

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Elections for the State Duma in the Russian Federation took place on 18 September. According to the preliminary conclusions of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE/ODIHR) Election Observation Mission, the elections were transparently administered by the Central Election Commission, but democratic commitments continue to be challenged and there were numerous procedural irregularities. […]

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Ukraine: Geneva halt for Easter

Ukraine: Geneva halt for Easter

The call to all sides to refrain from provocation and violence came as the major conclusion of this week’s Geneva talks between US, Russia, European Union and Ukraine foreign ministers. With the signature on the final document, Ukrainian citizens observed the creation of a second major international declaration, destined to resolve the profound crisis of Ukrainian […]

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Open Dialog Foundation calls for prevention of Alexandr Pavlov’s extradition

Open Dialog Foundation calls for prevention of Alexandr Pavlov’s extradition

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is likely that on 8 November, the Second Section the of the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court in Madrid (Audiencia Nacional) will make the final decision of Alexandr Pavlov’s extradition from Spain. According to, among others, Amnesty International and the Open Dialog Foundation, in Kazakhstan, the former security chief of the Kazakh opposition […]

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Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of Georgia’s presidential election

Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of Georgia’s presidential election

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vice-President of the Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle, have made the following statement: “We congratulate President-Elect Giorgi Margvelashvili on his victory in Sunday’s election for the new President of Georgia. Furthermore, we congratulate the Georgian people on […]

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European Parliament credibility called into question by Azeri election mission findings

European Parliament credibility called into question by Azeri election mission findings

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ALDE Party has rejected the verdict from a joint MEP/Council of Europe mission invited to monitor the recent presidential election in Azerbaijan. The 45-member team pronounced the vote on 9October as “free, fair and transparent”. However, election monitors working for the OSCE, the international organisation monitoring election standards, documented cases of ballot-stuffing and irregularities […]

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