PACE President Anne Brasseur

PACE President on official visit to Italy

Anne Brasseur will undertake an official visit to Italy from 30 March to 2 April 2015. Talks are notably scheduled in Rome with the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, and the Minister of Justice. More

Co-rapporteurs condemn the treaty Russia - the self-proclaimed ‘Republic of South Ossetia’

Michael Aastrup Jensen (Denmark, ALDE) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) According to Michael Aastrup Jensen and Boriss Cilevics, the agreement violates international law and is “another example of the creeping annexation of the Georgian region of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation”.  More

PACE President extends her condolences to the German and Spanish peoples

In a letter to the Speakers of the Spanish and German Parliaments, the PACE President extended her condolences to the people of both countries, following yesterday’s plane crash flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. More

Monitoring co-rapporteurs to visit Ukraine

Mailis Reps and Jean-Claude Mignon, monitoring co-rapporteurs for Ukraine will visit the country from 24-27 March. Discussions with leading personalities on all sides will focus on constitutional, electoral and judicial reforms. More

Fact-finding visit to Turkey on countries of transit: meeting new migration and asylum challenges

Tineke Strik will conduct a fact finding visit to Ankara and Istanbul on 25-26 March in preparation for a report on the issue of 'countries of transit: meeting new migration and asylum challenges'. More

Implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: a shared responsibility

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW Speaking at a Conference on the “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsibility”, Anne Brasseur reaffirmed the key role of the Parliamentary Assembly and its members. More

Spring Session 2015: mass surveillance; drones and targeted killings

Debates on mass surveillance practices and on drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights and international law are among the highlights of the Spring Session 2015 (Strasbourg, 20-24 April). More

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