Rules Committee proposes to strengthen PACE's decision-making process on credentials and voting

The Rules Committee proposes to amend some of the Assembly's Rules on challenges to the credentials of national delegations, including as regards the majorities required. More

PACE President welcomes the release of Turkish MP Enis Berberoglu due to parliamentary immunity

Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC) Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, welcomed the decision of the Turkish Supreme Court of Cassation to release newly re-elected MP Enis Berberoglu, from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP). More

Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina: statement by the pre-electoral delegation

A pre-electoral delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) visited Sarajevo and Banja Luka to assess the election campaign and the preparation of the General elections to be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on  More

Ensuring the right to family reunification of migrants and refugees

“The right to family life applies to everyone, including refugees and migrants,” said the Committee, which called on member States to “develop common guidelines” to implement the right to family reunification. More

Education and social inclusion to combat the radicalisation of migrants

Although the majority of refugees arriving in Europe clearly flee violence and extremism in their countries of origin and are hoping for secure life, there is a real danger of radicalisation on the way, the committee stressed. More

President welcomes the strategic vision of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum

In her opening speech to the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum in St Petersburg, PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has welcomed the Forum’s “strategic vision” and its “vision for the future”.  More

‘General environment appropriate for democratic elections, still with room for improvement’ says delegation to Georgia

PACE delegation led by Andrej Hunko felt that the general environment was appropriate for democratic elections. However, following discussions, it considered it necessary to stress that there still was room for improvement.  More

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