#NoHateNoFear: parliamentarians speak out to support the initiative

Parliamentarians speak out in support of the #NoHateNoFear initiative launched by Pedro Agramunt during the Assembly’s June plenary session. In a new video, they express why this message is so important to counter terrorism. More

PACE rapporteur demands explanations over far-reaching media restrictions in Turkey

Volodymyr Ariev, Ukraine PPE/CD The General Rapporteur on media freedom has asked for urgent clarification of the current situation regarding the closures of media outlets and the criminal prosecutions of journalists. More

'Let’s join forces against hate crime', says General Rapporteur

MMilena SANTERINI, (Italy, SOC), "In a world which faces increasing hate and violence, we need to stay strong and true to our values,” said the General Rapporteur on combating intolerance, speaking on the eve of the European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime. More

Pedro Agramunt reacts to the shootings in Munich

"I deplore last night's shocking events in Munich," said PACE President Pedro Agramunt. "My thoughts are with the victims and the loved ones of those who died." More

PACE Rapporteur: national programmes for fighting the radicalisation of young people should be stepped up

PACE rapporteur Sevinj Fataliyeva has called on European governments to develop more effective policies against political and religious radicalisation amongst young or marginalised people with foreign backgrounds. More

Turkey after the attempted coup: ensuring respect for the rule of law and basic rights is essential

The PACE President, while condemning the attempted coup in Turkey, says the swift dismissal and arrest of thousands in its aftermath raises questions, and expresses concern at suggestions of re-instating the death penalty. More

President's statement on the attempted coup in Turkey

Following the attempted coup, Pedro Agramunt called for respect of democratic institutions and Council of Europe standards in Turkey. "Turkey is our member State and we support Turkey's democratic institutions and authorities", he said. More

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