President pays tribute to Austria’s contribution to the work of the Council of Europe

Addressing a plenary session of the Austrian National Council, Liliane Maury Pasquier paid tribute to Austria’s commitment to the work of the Council of Europe and recalled the major fruits of this successful co-operation. More

Summer Session: report on PACE decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

A debate on the decision-making process of the Assembly concerning credentials and voting will be a highlight of the PACE Summer session, which takes place in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 June. More

Monitoring rapporteurs react to so-called elections in the Georgian region of South Ossetia

“The so-called parliamentary elections in the Georgian region of South Ossetia are neither legal nor legitimate,” say PACE monitors of Georgia, Titus Corlatean and Claude Kern, in a statement. More

Concerned co-rapporteurs closely follow the situation in the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Republic of Moldova, Egidijus Vareikis and Maryvonne Blondin, have expressed their deep concern about the on-going situation in the country. More

Rapporteur calls on Russian authorities to immediately release investigative journalist Ivan Golunov

Lord George Foulkes, General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists, has expressed concern over police actions against prominent Russian journalist Ivan Golunov. More

Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe 2020-2021

In adopting a draft opinion, the committee pointed out that, despite a context of uncertainty, budget for 2020-2021 shows a willingness to promote an Organisation that is confident in its know-how and expertise. More

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