Monday, 24th June 2019

The city that is the heart of Turkey returns an opposition candidate as Mayor. Many see it as a victory for democracy at a time when Turkish institutions are being tested.

Sunday, 23rd June 2019

David Bakradze, of the opposition European Georgia Party, has in the meantime raised the issue of Russia's return to full participation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which is going to be discussed at a meeting in Strasbourg this week. Bakradze said that it was not acceptable that Russia be allowed to return to PACE given its recent actions.