PACE President welcomes the agreement for a resolution of the crisis in Ukraine

“The agreement reached yesterday in Geneva between the United States, Russia, the EU and Ukraine is a positive step after the recent deterioration of the situation," said Anne Brasseur. More

“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”: presidential election (2nd round) and early parliamentary elections

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart A PACE delegation led by Stefan Schennach will observe the conduct of the presidential election (2nd round) and the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE-PA and ODIHR.  More

Citing Crimea, PACE suspends voting rights of Russian delegation and excludes it from leading bodies

PACE has decided to suspend the voting rights of the Russian delegation, as well as its right to be represented in the Assembly’s leading bodies, and its right to participate in election observation missions. More

Montenegro: effective fight against corruption is an essential step to secure the rule of law

On their return from Podgorica and Budva, Kimmo Sasi and Terry Leyden, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Montenegro, stressed that effective implementation of anti-corruption laws is essential to secure the rule of law.  More

PACE rapporteurs say no to child marriage in Iraq

Two key PACE rapporteurs appealed to their fellow Iraqi parliamentarians not to vote a bill called the “Jaafari law”, which would legalise forced and child marriage and marital rape.  More

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