Armenia met most of European body’s demands, official says

Armenia met most of European body’s demands, official says

Mediamax news agency
31 May 04

Yerevan, 31 May: A delegation of the monitoring committee of the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will visit
Armenia on 14-17 June. This was announced by Jerzy Jaskiernia, PACE’s
co-rapporteur on Armenia, at a meeting with Deputy Speaker of the
National Assembly Tigran Torosyan today, the press service of the
National Assembly told Mediamax news agency.

At Jaskiernia’s request, Torosyan commented on the domestic political
situation in Armenia and the implementation of the resolutions passed
at the winter and spring sessions of the PACE. Torosyan said that
the opposition had rejected the proposals of the ruling coalition for
resolving the existing problems through a political agreement. Instead
the opposition opted for the tactics of staging demonstrations.

Torosyan said that the Armenian authorities met most of the demands
of the PACE resolutions, and that a detailed report will be prepared
before the visit of the monitoring committee.

Responding to Jaskiernia’s question on bringing to book those who
violated laws during the latest presidential and parliamentary
elections in Armenia, Torosyan said that the Prosecutor-General’s
Office had recently submitted additional material on those cases. This
document will be discussed by the National Assembly when the temporary
parliamentary commission on European integration will deliver its
report, Torosyan said.

If need be, the additional material on the case will be submitted to
the monitoring committee during its visit to Yerevan, he said.