(a1plus.am) - The PACE winter sitting scheduled on January 22 вЂ" 26, 2007, will be of great importance for Armenia. As they say it is time В"to count the chickensВ". On January 23, a report will be made on the commitments of Armenia.
Tigran Torosyan, head of the Armenian delegation in the PACE, has already made an announcement underlining the fact that the resolution is unprecedented for Armenia and it has positive provisions; В"Great importance is attached to the constitutional amendments which, according to the draft resolution, has allowed to have a constitution in Armenia meeting all the European criteriaВ".
There are other positive steps as well, among them the elimination of administrative custody, the right of citizens to apply to the Constitutional Court. At the same time, the 2007 elections are highlighted, reports Trend.
Mr. Torosyan has noticed only the positive sides of the resolution whereas Azeri agency APA assures that Armenian has not carried out most of the commitments and the country will soon encounter serious problems.
The reporters say, В"The most disappointing is the fact that since 2001, when Armenia integrated into CoE, none of the election held in the country have been free, fair and transparentВ". The PACE reporters focused on the activities of the RA Police Forces, National Security Service, Tax and Customs departments, as well as corruption, which has become a deeply-rooted phenomenon in Armenia. In the end they voiced hope that the 2007 elections will greatly differ from the previous ones with the high level of freedom and justice.