Liliane Maury Pasquier elected PACE President

Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Succeeding Michele Nicoletti, she becomes PACE’s 32nd President. More

Genuine choice in Turkish elections, but incumbent president enjoyed undue advantage

Voters had a genuine choice in the early elections in Turkey, but the conditions for campaigning were not equal, with the incumbent president enjoying an undue advantage, the international observers concluded.  More

PACE to hold two urgent debates

The Assembly will hold debates on “Threats to the health and life of Ukrainian prisoners in the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea” and on “International obligations of Council of Europe member States: to protect life at sea”. More

PACE elects a new Vice-President in respect of Italy

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected, at the opening of its Summer 2018 Session, Michele Nicoletti as a new Vice-President of the Assembly in respect of Italy. Twenty Vice-Presidents are elected annually. More

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

PACE Standing Committee meeting in Zagreb and the observation of the early presidential election in Azerbaijan (11 April 2018) were major themes during the debate on the progress report of the Bureau. More

Smolensk crash: Russia should hand over the aircraft wreckage to Polish authorities ‘without further delay’

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) The PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights considers that the Russian Federation should “hand over the wreckage of the Polish Air Force Tu-154 to the competent Polish authorities without further delay”. More

All speeches by heads of state and government to PACE since 1949 online

The full speeches by all heads of state or government who have addressed the Assembly since its creation in 1949 have been placed online. The archive on the Assembly’s website features a total of 263 speeches. More

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