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The latest news, press statements, readouts and media advisories from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
RFE/RL 16-07-10 The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has said it would send a 52-member police force to southern Kyrgyzstan. Herbert Salber, director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, told reporters on July 16 the pan-European security bloc and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to dispatch the group to the regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad.

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INTERFAX (BBC MONITORING) 16 July 2010 Bishkek, 16 July -- The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's special representative for Central Asia, Kimmo Kiljunen, will lead an international investigation into the events that took place in the Kyrgyz south on 10-14 June, the Kyrgyz government's press service has told Interfax today. According to the press service, the proposal to set up an international commission for investigating the causes of the events

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Petros Efthymiou, the newly elected OSCE PA President, addresses the Assembly on 10 July. OSLO, 10 July 2010 – The 19 th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly ended today with the adoption of the Oslo Declaration and the election of Petros Efthymiou (Greece) as the Assembly’s new President. Mr. Efthymiou, who was a Vice-President in the Assembly, defeated Senator Consiglio Di Nino (Canada) by 130 votes to 64. The new President

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Johannes Koskinen, Chair of the OSCE PA's Transparency and Accountability Committee, introduces the resolution on strengthening the role of the Parliamentary Assembly in the Corfu Process. OSLO, 10 July 2010 -- One of the major resolutions debated at the Oslo Annual Session, introduced in a plenary by the Chair of the OSCE PA’s Transparency and Accountability Committee, Johannes Koskinen (Finland), welcomes the OSCE Corfu Process, which seeks

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OSCE PA President Joao Soares opens the 19th Annual Session in Oslo (Photo by Klas Bergman, OSCE PA) OSLO, 8 July 2010 – The 19 th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) continued on its third day today with extensive debates and deliberations on three Committee reports on the conference theme, “Rule of Law: Combating Transnational Crime and Corruption,” and draft resolutions on issues ranging from migration, cyber crime,

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REUTERS 8 July 2010 (Adds inquiry, Human Rights Watch statement) By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK, July 8 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan asked for up to $500 million in aid on Thursday to restore two southern cities where hundreds of people are living in the ruins of homes destroyed during the worst violence in the country's modern history. About 300 people were killed, and possibly hundreds more, during several days of clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and

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