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Advisory Committee: adoption of three opinions and election of the new bureau
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted three country-specific opinions under the third cycle of monitoring the implementation of this convention in States Parties.

The Opinions on Azerbaijan and Ireland were adopted on 10 October, and the Opinion on Malta  was adopted on 11 October. They are restricted for the time-being. These three opinions will now be submitted to the Committee of Ministers, which is to adopt conclusions and recommendations.

The new bureau of the Advisory Committee, elected on Tuesday 9 October is as follows :

Ms Athanasia Spiliopoulou ┼kermark, President
Mr Francesco Palermo, 1st Vice-President
Ms Lidija Basta Fleiner, 2nd Vice-President