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Anne Brasseur: ‘Globalisation must be humanised and democratised’

“We welcome your commitment to upholding the values underpinning the European Convention on Human Rights, values that unite Europeans,” said Anne Brasseur, welcoming Pope Francis today. More

Improving the humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons

Jim Sheridan (United Kingdom, SOC) A PACE committee has urged all sides in the conflict in Ukraine to fully respect the Minsk ceasefire and to refrain from the use of force and violence, particularly against civilians. More

PACE President congratulates new Ukrainian Speaker on his election

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW In a letter to the new Speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, Volodymyr Hroisman, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Anne Brasseur, congratulated him on his election. More

Promoting the democratic participation of migrant diasporas

Diasporas play a more prominent role in today’s politics than in the past, the Migration Committee has said, and diasporas can help to promote democracy both in their countries of residence and in their countries of origin. More

PACE monitoring co-rapporteur to visit Ukraine

Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE) Mailis Reps, co-rapporteur on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Ukraine, will visit the country from 24 to 28 November. She will meet leading personalities on all sides to discuss constitutional, electoral and judicial reforms More

Situation in the Middle East: visit to the Palestinian Territories and Israel

Jordi Xucla (Spain, ALDE) The Sub-Committee on the Middle East of the Parliamentary Assembly will make a visit to the Palestinian Territories on 28-29 November, and then to Israel on 29-30 November. More

New online ‘rapid reaction’ platform for journalists under threat

PACE Standing Committee meeting in the French National Assembly Diplomats could come to the aid of journalists facing intimidation or violence under plans for an online “rapid reaction” alert system to be unveiled at a parliamentary conference on media freedom in Paris on 4 December.  More

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