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News from Copenhagen is OSCE PA’s weekly newsletter, published every Wednesday in PDF format.                                                        Subscriptions to the newsletter can be attained by signing up at the bottom of this page.

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13 December 2000

  • President Severin will lead OSCE Observation of Serbian Elections
  • Seminar on Self-Government
  • OSCE PA Delegation to Discuss Azerbaijani Election Shortcomings

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1 December 2000

  • President Severin Addresses Eighth OSCE Ministerial Council
  • Bureau meets in Vienna
  • Elections in Serbia

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22 November 2000

  • Parliamentarians Monitor Elections in Azerbaijan and Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • President Severin Addresses NATO Parliamentarians

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2 November 2000

  • OSCE PA Democracy Team Visits Kosovo
  • Election Update
  • President Severin to address Ministerial Council
  • OSCE PA Representation at Nordic Council Session

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1 November 2000

  • President Severin addresses Mediterranean Seminar in Portorož
  • PA at Stability Pact Meeting in Bucharest
  • OSCE PA President participates in Troika Meeting

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24 October 2000

  • President Severin visits Belgrade
  • Parliamentarians attend OSCE Implementation Meeting in Warsaw
  • Parliamentary Troika in Belarus
  • Elections Update

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12 October 2000

  • President Severin chairs Seminar on Organized Crime and Corruption
  • Parliamentary Team on Moldova visits Chisinau and Tiraspol
  • Election Update
  • New Research Fellows at the International Secretariat in Copenhagen

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October 2000

  • Expanded Bureau Meets in Limassol

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September 2000

  • President Severin holds talks in Vienna, addresses Permanent Council and meets OSCE Chairperson-in-Office
  • Chair of the State Duma represents OSCE PA in New York
  • Vice-President Ihor Ostash moderates Round Table on Elections in Kazakhstan
  • Vice-President Rita Süssmuth visits Kosovo
  • President Severin addresses Parliamentary Stability Pact Summit in Zagreb.......
  • .....................and Seminar in Italy
  • Vice Chair of the First Committee visits International Secretariat in Copenhagen
  • New Research Fellows

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August 2000

  • President Severin on working visit to the International Secretariat
  • Helsinki Final Act Anniversary reception in Copenhagen
  • President Severin establishes a Bureau Working Group on the Rules of Procedure
  • Vice-President Rita Süssmuth visits Kosovo
  • Severin to Attend Stability pact meeting
  • New Research Fellows

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19 June 2000

  • On 19-21 June Mr. Adrian Severin (Romania), Chair of the ad hoc Working Group on Belarus, will visit Minsk to meet with the President of the Republic
  • On 19 June, President Helle Degn will deliver a statement at the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Trafficking in Human Beings
  • Mr. András Bársony (Hungary), Rapporteur of the First General Committee, will represent the OSCE PA at the Rose-Roth Seminar
  • On 6 June Secretary General Spencer Oliver met in Brussels with the Secretary General of the European Parliament, Mr. Julian Priestly
  • In connection with the preparations for the 2001 Annual Session in Paris , Mr. R. Spencer Oliver, Secretary General, and Mr. Vitaly Evseyev, Deputy Secretary General, visited France from 7-9 June
  • The OSCE Parliamentary Team on Moldova visited Moldova for the second time on 8-9 June 2000
  • On 13 June Mr. Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland), Chair of the Assembly´s General Committee on Political Affairs and Security, represented the OSCE PA at the Fifteenth Plenary Assembly of the IPA CIS in St. Petersburg

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30 May 2000

  • From 23-24 May the Chair of the Parliamentary Team on Moldova, Mr. Kimmo Kiljunen and Team Member Mrs. Tone Tingsgard visited Moscow
  • From 29 May to 2 June 2000, President Degn is visiting Russia and Azerbaijan
  • Mr. Jan Jooren, Counsellor for Press and Public Affairs of the International Secretariat attended the third Public Affairs Roundtable on 17 to 19 May 2000 in Vienna
  • Deputy Secretary General Vitaly Evseyev visited Cyprus from 22 to 25 May
  • On 15 to 17 May, in preparation for the Annual Session, Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Vitaly Evseyev, Press Counsellor, Mr. Jan Jooren and General Services Officer, Mr. Kurt Andersen visited Bucharest
  • On 1 June, the Chairman of the ad hoc Working Group on Belarus, Mr. Adrian Severin, will visit Moscow
  • As of 1 June Mr. Paul LeGendre will join the International Secretariat
  • 9th Annual Session: The Secretariat has sent copies of the Draft Resolution of the three General Committees in all languages to Heads and Secretaries of Delegations

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12 May 2000

  • The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has awarded the 2000 OSCE Prize for Journalism and Democracy to the Russian reporter Andrei Babitsky
  • More than 80 parliamentarians from 32 OSCE countries participated in the Democratic Development Seminar in Antalya entitled “New risks and challenges: Minorities in the 21st Century” from 12 to 13 April 2000
  • During the meeting of the Expanded Bureau on 10 and 11 April 2000 in Antalya, members considered the draft reports and resolutions
  • The Assembly´s ad hoc Committee on Election Monitoring also met in Antalya
  • On 23 to 29 April 2000, OSCE PA President Mrs. Helle Degn paid an official visit to Georgia and Armenia
  • On 4 May Mrs. Degn addressed the Permanent Council of the OSCE
  • President Helle Degn also addressed the Conference of Speakers and Presidents of National Parliaments and European Parliamentary Assemblies in Strasbourg from 5-6 May 2000
  • Vice President Tana de Zulueta will represent the OSCE PA at the General Assembly of PABSEC
  • President Helle Degn has been appointed by the Chairperson-in-Office, Austrian Foreign Minister Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner to represent the OSCE as a whole at a special session of the UN General Assembly in New York from 5 to 9 June
  • Deputy Secretary General Pentti Väänänen attended the “Technical Conference on International Election Observation in Belarus in 2000” in Vienna on 7 April

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23 March 2000

  • Presidential Elections in Russia on 26 March
  • OSCE Permanent Council meetings in Vienna on 10 and 24 February
  • Vice-President Ihor Ostash (Ukraine) visited Kazakhstan to discuss the follow-up to the OSCE/ODIHR Final Report on the Parliamentary Elections
  • President Degn’s visit to Romania 21-23 February
  • The Parliamentary Team on Moldova visited the country for the first time between 29 February
  • and 3 March 2000
  • Parliamentary Troika visit to Belarus on 2–3 March
  • the Chair of the ad hoc Working Group on Belarus, Mr. Adrian Severin, testified before a US Congressional Helsinki Commission hearing on recent developments in Belarus
  • OSCE Prize for Journalism and Democracy
  • President Helle Degn visited Japan, a Partner for Co-operation, on 5 March
  • President Degn will visit Georgia and Armenia at the end of April
  • Ms. Ritt Bjerregaard, a former Vice-President of the Assembly and EU Commissioner for the Environment, has been appointed Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in the Danish Government

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16 February 2000

  • Seminar on Strengthening Parliamentary Defence Committees in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Democracy Team on Moldova
  • Parliamentary Troika on Belaru
  • Follow up Mission on the Kazakh elections
  • Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan on 20 February 2000
  • President Degn's official visit to Romania from 21-23 February 2000
  • Presidential Election of the Russian Federation on 26 March 2000
  • New Research Fellows join the International Secretariat



Nat Parry

Head of Communications and Press

Office: +45 33 37 80 55
Mobile: +45 60 10 81 77
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