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Portugal: ‘a committed European partner'

Speaking at the end of an official visit to Portugal, Anne Brasseur stressed "the high degree of commitment of the authorities to advancing ambitious reforms, in particular those in relation to the judiciary". More

Albania monitors: 'political forces must keep working together for stability'

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Jonathan Evans and Andrej Hunko have welcomed the political determination of the main political forces to continue their co-operation to fully implement the December 2014 agreement, which is of crucial importance for the political stability More

Rapporteur condemns U.S. court decision to allow midazolam use in executions

Marietta Karamanli, PACE's rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty, vehemently condemns the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the use of a controversial drug, midazolam, in the execution of death sentences. More

PACE President condemns terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait

“I am deeply shocked at today’s wave of terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait which I condemn, on behalf of the Parliamentary Assembly, in the strongest possible terms,” said Anne Brasseur. More

Post-monitoring rapporteur praises political maturity of the Turkish people

Josette Durrieu (France, SOC) Following her visit to Turkey in May, Josette Durrieu has praised the political maturity demonstrated by the Turkish people in the parliamentary elections in June 2015 and the increased representativeness of the parliament. More

PACE short film 'The Lake' wins social marketing EACA Care Award 2015

Anne Brasseur today announced that the Assembly‘s film “The Lake”, which encourages young people to speak up about sexual abuse as part of the ONE-in-FIVE campaign, is the winner of the EACA Care Award for 2015. More

PACE spells out steps to prevent large-scale cyber attacks

Franken Hans PACE has called on states to do more to deter large-scale cyber attacks, urging tighter security for critical services and stronger penalties for those who try to disrupt them. More

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