Georgia: overcoming ‘polarisation’ to continue democratic development

During a plenary debate, the Assembly applauded all political forces in Georgia for the handover of power which occurred 'peacefully and democratically' following the parliamentary and presidential elections. More

PACE debates the crisis in Ukraine

"There needs to be a permanent and durable ceasefire in Ukraine, together with the unconditional and complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the country", said Stefan Schennach, opening a current affairs debate. More

PACE backs plan for a Europe-wide day for victims of hate crime

PACE has given its strong backing to a proposal put forward by youth activists to declare 22 July – the anniversary of the terrorist attack in Oslo and at Utøya – as a “European Day for Victims of Hate Crime”.  More

OECD chief warns of danger of ‘a lost generation’ of unemployed young people

 Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the OECD The Secretary General of the OECD Angel Gurría today warned parliamentarians that unemployment had reached alarming levels, surpassing 50 per cent among the young in countries such as Greece and Spain. More

Living Library “No hate, no extremism”

At the opening of the Living Library, Anne Brasseur and Olemic Thommessen called on all parliaments in Europe to support the initiative to make 22 July a “European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime”.  More

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