Winter session: urgent debate following Paris terrorist attacks, situation in Ukraine

An urgent debate following the Paris terrorist attacks, and debates on the protection of media freedom in Europe and on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, are among highlights of the session taking place in Strasbourg. More

PACE President reiterates call on all sides to respect Minsk Cease-fire Agreement and Protocol

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW Reacting to the recent escalation of violence in Eastern Ukraine which has already lead to heavy casualties among civilians in Donetsk and in Mariupol, Anne Brasseur reiterated her call on all sides to stop the fighting.  More

PACE President asks for help in securing Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s release

PACE President Anne Brasseur has asked Russian Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin for his assistance in securing the urgent release of detained Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, in time to allow her to be present for the January session. More

Terrorist attacks in Paris: together for a democratic response – PACE hearing in Strasbourg

Charlie Hebdo Following the attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket and in Montrouge, what conclusions can we draw? Two committees will look into these issues at a parliamentary hearing on Monday 26 January. More

Call for nominations for the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock PACE has today issued a call for nominations for the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the third consecutive year on 28 September next in Strasbourg. More

Anne Brasseur in Kyiv: Ukraine needs the help and support of Europe to move forward

“Ukraine needs Europe and Europe needs to support Ukraine,” said Anne Brasseur, speaking at the end of a two-day working visit to Kyiv (15-16 January) together with leaders of the Assembly’s political groups.  More

Anne Brasseur in Berlin: we must uphold our values together, with all our force

Berlin / Brasseur / Merkel “Europe needs the Council of Europe more than ever,” said Anne Brasseur, speaking at the end of a three-day working visit to Berlin, during which she met the President, Speaker of Parliament and a number of ministers, among others. More

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