PACE reopens monitoring procedure in respect of Turkey

The Parliamentary Assembly decided today to reopen the monitoring procedure in respect of Turkey until “serious concerns” about respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law “are addressed in a satisfactory manner”. More

PACE creates independent external investigation body to look into allegations of corruption

Session The Assembly ratified the terms of reference of an independent external investigation body to carry out a detailed independent inquiry into the allegations of “corruption and fostering of interests”. More

Making the fight against income inequality a ‘political priority’

PACE today expressed its concern over income inequality – which has been steadily rising across Europe and throughout the world – and its effects on social cohesion, economic development and the functioning of democratic institutions.  More

Thorbjørn Jagland: PACE must be seen to act with “One hundred per cent integrity”

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today replied to questions from Parliamentary Assembly members in a question and answer session during the Assembly’s Spring part-session. More

‘Free debate’ on current issues not on the session agenda

PACE members took part in a “free debate” this afternoon, in which they could speak on any current topic not already included in the session agenda. Some 50 parliamentarians put their names down to speak. More

Ioannis Kasoulides: the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly must continue to concert their efforts

"It is important that the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly, as well as the Secretary General, continue to concert their efforts to face up to the challenges confronting Europe," said Ioannis Kasoulides. More

PACE elects a new Vice-President in respect of Romania

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected, at the opening of its Spring 2017 Session, Titus Corlăţean as a new Vice-President of the Assembly in respect of Romania. More

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