2017

Special Coordinator Roberto Battelli, seated next to Head of OSCE PA Delegation Marietta Tidei, delivers the post-election statement in Tirana, 26 June 2017 TIRANA, 26 June 2017 – The 25 June parliamentary elections in Albania took place following a political agreement between the leaders of the Socialist Party (SP) and Democratic Party (DP) that secured the participation of the opposition. Electoral contestants were able to campaign freely and

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COPENHAGEN, 19 June 2017 – Responding to a vehicle attack on a group of Muslim worshippers as they left a London mosque last night – killing one person and injuring ten others – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) said the incident underlines that violent extremism knows no race, religion or ethnicity, and must be condemned in all its forms. “I condemn the London mosque attack last night in the strongest

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Kazakhstan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov and OSCE PA President Christine Muttonen, Astana, 14 June 2017 (Photo courtesy of Kazakh MFA) SHYMKENT, 16 June 2017 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) is wrapping up a week-long visit to Eastern and Central Asia with meetings in southern Kazakhstan today and tomorrow. She met this morning in Shymkent with Zhanseit Tuimebayev, the Akim of the

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COPENHAGEN, 14 June 2017 – Following a shooting at a baseball field in a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC, which eyewitnesses said appeared to target Members of Congress, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) issued the following statement: “I was saddened and disturbed to hear the news that a gunman opened fire today on Members of the U.S. Congress, injuring several people including at least one

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President Christine Muttonen and Qi Mei, Deputy Director of the Department of European Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 12 June 2017 BEIJING, 13 June 2017 – As part of her ongoing efforts to promote knowledge of the OSCE and its core principles in Eastern Asia, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen, accompanied by Secretary General Roberto Montella, has held meetings this week in Beijing with

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OSCE PA delegation with Ismail Kahraman, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, 7 June 2017 ANKARA, 8 June 2017 – A senior delegation of parliamentarians from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly today concluded a series of meetings in Istanbul and Ankara, and noted the extraordinary challenges faced by Turkey, including from terrorism, large migration flows, and the aftermath of the July 2016 failed coup. The OSCE PA team met with

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