17-19 June 2013 – Algiers (Algeria)
Official visit to Algeria
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon will make an official visit to Algeria, during which he is due to meet the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Council of the Nation and the Speaker of the People's National Assembly. Talks are also scheduled with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of the Interior and Local Authorities and the Minister for National Solidarity and Family Affairs.
19 June 2013 – Brussels (Belgium)
Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media
Media freedom in the western Balkans and Turkey
Gvozden Flego (Croatia, SOC), PACE rapporteur on the protection of media freedom in Europe, will make a statement during an exchange of views organised by the Sub-committee on human rights of the European Parliament and the EU Pre-Accession Actions Unit. The debate, bringing together members of the European Parliament and parliamentarians from western Balkan countries and Turkey, will focus on the legislative aspects of media freedom in those countries.
19-20 June 2013 – Brussels (Belgium)
Parliamentary Project Support Division
Seminar for officials from the Moroccan parliament
The PACE Parliamentary Project Support Division will organise an information seminar on the European institutions for officials from the Moroccan parliament. The seminar will be held successively at the Council of Europe Liaison Office to the EU, the Belgian Federal Parliament and the European Parliament.
21 June 2013 – Minsk (Belarus)
Round table on "Religion and death penalty"
Thierry Mariani (France, EPP/CD) will represent the PACE President at a round table on "Religion and death penalty", organised by the Council of Europe through its information Point in Minsk and in co-operation with the Belarusian authorities.
21-24 June 2013 – Albania
Ad hoc Committee for the observation of the parliamentary elections in Albania
Albania: observation of parliamentary elections
A 24-member PACE delegation led by Luca Volontè (Italy, EPP/CD) will visit Albania to observe the running of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR). In particular the delegation will meet the leaders of the main political parties and coalition standing for election, the Chair of the Central Electoral Commission and also representatives of civil society, the media and the diplomatic community, before being deployed around the country to observe the ballot on 23 June.
A joint press conference will be held on Monday 24 June (time and place to be confirmed).