PACE Standing Committee meeting in the French National Assembly

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March. Debates notably include threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States and democratic participation for migrant diaspora. More

Call for Belarus to take steps towards PACE

“This is the first visit by a Rapporteur in more than five years and it is time for Belarus and our Assembly to start looking in the same direction,” said Andrea Rigoni at the end of a two-day working visit to Minsk. More

Prevention of neo-racism: rapporteur’s visit to Germany

Milena Santerini (Italy, SOC) Milena Santerini, who is currently preparing a report on “Recognising and preventing neo-racism” for the PACE, will make a fact-finding visit to Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden on 2 and 3 March.  More

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs make fact-finding visit to Azerbaijan

Pedro Agramunt and Tadeusz Iwiński, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, will visit the country on 2-3 March to further assess the honouring of its obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe.  More

Rapporteurs welcome European Commission announcement on Lampedusa

Two rapporteurs dealing with migration have welcomed the announcement by the European Commission of additional measures to address the critical situation of mass arrivals of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. More

PACE rapporteur in Georgia: ‘don’t use detention to settle political scores’

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) "Georgia has made a good deal of progress in reducing pre-trial detention, but I was surprised to learn that such a large number of senior members of the previous government have been kept in detention," said Pedro Agramunt.  More

PACE President praises the excellent co-operation between Croatia and the Council of Europe

At the end of a visit to Croatia, Anne Brasseur has praised the excellent co-operation between Croatia and the Council of Europe. As a member of the Council of Europe, Croatia has fully benefited from the high standards that the Organisatio More

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