Pedro Agramunt reacts to the shootings in Munich

"I deplore last night's shocking events in Munich," said PACE President Pedro Agramunt. "My thoughts are with the victims and the loved ones of those who died." More

'Let’s join forces against hate crime', says General Rapporteur

MMilena SANTERINI, (Italy, SOC), "In a world which faces increasing hate and violence, we need to stay strong and true to our values,” said the General Rapporteur on combating intolerance, speaking on the eve of the European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime. More

PACE Rapporteur: national programmes for fighting the radicalisation of young people should be stepped up

PACE rapporteur Sevinj Fataliyeva has called on European governments to develop more effective policies against political and religious radicalisation amongst young or marginalised people with foreign backgrounds. More

Turkey after the attempted coup: ensuring respect for the rule of law and basic rights is essential

The PACE President, while condemning the attempted coup in Turkey, says the swift dismissal and arrest of thousands in its aftermath raises questions, and expresses concern at suggestions of re-instating the death penalty. More

President's statement on the attempted coup in Turkey

Following the attempted coup, Pedro Agramunt called for respect of democratic institutions and Council of Europe standards in Turkey. "Turkey is our member State and we support Turkey's democratic institutions and authorities", he said. More

President after Nice attack: ‘we stand by France and the French people’

“I strongly condemn the attack in Nice on Bastille Day. It is an attack on France – one of our member States – and an attack on Europe, our symbols and the values that unite us,” said PACE President Pedro Agramunt. More

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