Europe and migration to take centre-stage at the Summer Session

Europe and migration will be one of the central themes of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's summer plenary session, to be held in Strasbourg from 26 to 30 June. More

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize: one week left to submit nominations

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2017 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize has been extended. The new deadline has been set at 30 June 2017, instead of the original deadline of 30 April.  More

Statement by PACE monitors after their visit to Azerbaijan

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by PACE, Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, visited Baku from 12 to 14 June. They discussed respect for human rights in Azerbaijan. More

PACE to observe the parliamentary elections in Albania

A PACE delegation, led by Paolo Corsini, will travel to Albania from 23 to 26 June to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from other international organisations. More

Rapporteur calls for release of Azerbaijani journalist Afqan Mukhtarli

Volodymyr Ariev, PACE General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and the Safety of Journalists, has expressed concern at the fate of journalist Afqan Mukhtarli, who was reported missing in Tbilisi on 29 May. More

Death of Helmut Kohl: loss of a great European leader

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl,” declared Mogens Jensen, Chair of PACE's Political Affairs Committee, speaking on Friday. More

Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption

"A strong democracy is the best anti-corruption tool. Unacceptable behaviour fosters populism," said Michele Nicoletti, presenting his report on 'Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption'. More

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