President reacts to the explosion in Lyon

Following the explosion in Lyon of a parcel bomb, which injured at least 13 people, PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier made the following statement. More

Report on strengthening PACE’s decision-making process concerning credentials and voting on June session draft agenda

Drawing up the draft agenda of the PACE June session, the Bureau decided to include a report on “Strengthening the decision-making process of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning credentials and voting”.  More

The French Presidency is ‘politically symbolic’ as the Council of Europe marks its 70th anniversary

Liliane Maury Pasquier gave her full support to the priorities of the French Chairmanship and recalled the “very special symbolic political significance” of this presidency which comes as the organisation marks its 70th anniversary. More

Amélie de Montchalin: ‘The Council of Europe, the best example of what multilateralism can achieve’

“Despite the difficulties it is facing, the Council of Europe remains the best example of what effective and ambitious multilateralism can achieve,” says Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs. More

Carole Bureau-Bonnard: 'The Council of Europe, an irreplaceable forum for dialogue'

“The Council of Europe represents an irreplaceable forum for its 47 member states to maintain ongoing political dialogue,” said the Vice-President of the French National Assembly at the opening of the Standing Committee meeting. More

Addressing the health needs of adolescents in Europe

Adolescents should participate in decisions about relevant health policies “for meeting their needs and developing efficient health systems”, the Parliamentary Assembly, meeting in Paris at Standing Committee level, said today. More

Sustainable urban development fostering social inclusion

Urban development requires robust public service, effective co-operation between public and private sectors and citizen participation, the Standing Committee said, adopting a report prepared by Sybille Benning.  More

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