PACE not deprives Russian delegation of right to vote
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has not supported
Andreas Gross was elected a rapporteur on the issue of depriving
The Georgian delegation to PACE submitted this proposal for consideration a few weeks ago, and it was supported by 72 parliamentarians.
Initially it was assumed that the powers of the Russian delegation will be considered on Wednesday, but on the first day of the Assembly, its constitutional authority - the Bureau - decided to postpone the discussion on Thursday.
On the same day, the PACE President Luis Maria de Puig has asked the monitoring committee to devise an opinion on the initiative within 24-hour, ITAR-TASS reported.
On Tuesday it became known that the committee recommended the Assembly reaffirm the credentials of the Russian delegation.
The Head of the Russian delegation, Konstantin Kosachev said that the postponement of the date of the discussion on depriving
Kosachev noted that there are positive milestone in the postponement of the discussions. One of them is the fact that the day before, on Sept. 30, the EU report on the events in August