Christina Moon Rodriguez. In Strasbourg ends autumn session of PACE, one of the important questions which, was the future of the January session. Despite the fact that the Russian Federation was not listed on the agenda this session, "Russian dossier" periodically discussed on the sidelines of the Assembly.
at the end of January, PACE adopted a resolution that stripped the Russian delegation of voting rights, the right to participate in the work of the statutory bodies in the monitoring of the elections because of the situation in Ukraine. In addition to the deprivation of significant powers, the Assembly adopted a resolution in which demanded to cancel the " annexation of Crimea ", release in 24 hours Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, - 21 requirement.
in response to this the Russian delegation until the end of 2015 has left the Assembly. At the January meeting traditionally takes place the reconfirmation of powers of delegation in the Assembly
Interviewed Last news, deputies were divided in their own forecasts regarding the forthcoming session. Retiring this year from his post of head of the PACE Anne Brasseur in the interview Last news expressed confidence that the fate of the delegation will be decided not automatically, and in the voting process. The reporter of the PACE of Russia Liliane Maury Pasquier confessed to the Agency that " if you do not get any positive signal from the position of the Assembly in January, nothing positive is going to happen."
along with this, Dutch MP Tiny Cox showed that " everything will be depending on the recent developments, but it is clear that punishment is not working and useless ". He was supported by a German colleague Andrey and great service. He admitted Last news that " the dialogue do we need more than punishment." A colleague in the discussion on monitoring supported the head of German delegation to PACE, Axel Fischer, who said that PACE is ready to engage with the Russian delegation the dialogue on, but we have to see her signals.
Spanish MP Jordi Xucla in the process, the same discussion also suggested the need for " certain signals from the Russian delegation, but we must go to meet Them and be useful ".
The topic is " signals ", " signs ", which should give the Russian delegation to PACE quite often arose in conversations with parliamentarians. Some believe that this sign would become "the situation on the ground in Eastern Ukraine," others state that They would " meet any of the 21 provisions of decision ", some believe that " progress in the case of Nadezhda Savchenko, has helped ".
Observers also agree that much of January will be the envy and the new head Assembly. At last session of fraction of the European people's party elected the candidate for the post of head of the PACE in 2016. They became respected and experienced (in working with PACE 2003) Spanish MP Pedro Agramunt. Despite claims to the post ex-head of PACE Jean-Claude Mignon, Agramunt surely gained the majority of votes of the partners faction.
in the process of the fall session Agramunt behaved discreetly, any comments on significant issues correspondents are not given, giving rise, thereby, on the sidelines of the Assembly unverified information about his own vision of solving " the January issue ".
As if any man in the Assembly, after almost a year of absence of the Russian delegation on it got bored. Said Fins news employee of the apparatus of the PACE " previously, such debate, emotions, now is different."