The European Commission Progress Report on FYROM continues to trigger debates in Skopje. According to experts, this report was expected and it could have been more negative. With this report, Brussels gave a conditional recommendation to Skopje for the launch of accession talks, but this condition relates to the 11 December elections, which are required to be fair and democratic and for the work of the Special Prosecution to be respected.
An agreement will soon be signed between the Ministry of Interior and the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LTDH) on visiting places of detention, said new president of the League, Jamel M’sallem on Tuesday. Following a meeting between Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub and the new executive committee of the League, M’sallem said the meeting discussed ways to identify common work instruments to address several issues, particularly those related to complaints received by the LTDH and visiting places of detention. The meeting, he added, is part of a series of meetings initiated by the new board of the LTDH to establish a first contact with the officials of the Executive and explain the organisation’s work framework for the coming period. According to Jamel M’sallem, the meeting with the Interior Minister was at the request of the Tunisian League for the defence of human rights.