Fundamental freedoms respected in competitive Ukraine election; campaign lacked genuine discussion of issues

“The Ukrainian people demonstrated very clearly yesterday their commitment to securing change through the democratic process,” said Angela Smith, Head of the delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. More

North Macedonia’s presidential election well run but legal framework still needs improvement

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart “Yesterday’s election was well organised and voters who participated in the election were able to make their choice freely,” said Marie-Christine Dalloz, head of the delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. More

Václav Havel Prize 2019: one week left to submit candidates

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Prize is 30 April next. The Václav Havel Prize aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. More

International co-operation and preventive measures to counter terrorism and radicalisation

“International and interparliamentary cooperation is more necessary than ever to counter international terrorism, violent extremism and radicalisation,” PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier said in her address. More

PACE recommends the waiving of anonymity for all future human gamete donations

“Anonymity should be waived for all future gamete donations in Council of Europe member States,” PACE said today, after a debate in plenary session in Strasbourg, in adopting a recommendation based on the report by Petra De Sutter. More

Social media companies must do more to stop unlawful material and counter disinformation

Approving a resolution based on a report by José Cepeda, the Assembly called for better fact-checking and content-moderation, identifying and warning users and blocking such material in the most serious cases. More

Andorra delegation comes top for voting at PACE

Parliamentarians from Andorra, Liechtenstein, Sweden and Norway voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during 2018, according to statistics. More

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