PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March. Debates notably include threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States and democratic participation for migrant diaspora. More

PACE President: ‘Time is running out for Nadiia Savchenko’

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW “Time is running out to spare the life of Nadiia Savchenko,” PACE President said appealing to the Russian authorities to show compassion for the Ukrainian pilot turned parliamentarian who is on hunger strike in a Moscow prison. More

'We must stay vigilant against new forms of intolerance'

Following a two-day visit to Germany, Ms Santerini has called for greater vigilance against movements such as Pegida and Legida, which spread the belief that people of different cultures and religions cannot live together in our countries.  More

PACE co-rapporteurs strongly condemn the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

The two co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Russia by PACE, Theodora Bakoyannis and Liliane Maury Pasquier, have condemned in the strongest possible terms the killing of leading Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. More

Anne Brasseur shocked at conditions in Yarl’s Wood detention centre

I am shocked to see the reports of detention conditions in Yarl’s Wood, and the attitude by the guards at this British immigration detention centre for women,” said Anne Brasseur today. More

Call for Belarus to take steps towards PACE

“This is the first visit by a Rapporteur in more than five years and it is time for Belarus and our Assembly to start looking in the same direction,” said Andrea Rigoni at the end of a two-day working visit to Minsk. More

First event in the framework of the Eastern Partnership joint co-operation programme EU-CoE 2015-2017

A first Seminar in the framework of the Eastern Partnership 2015-2017 will be held in Strasbourg on 19-20 March 2015, with the participation of 20 staff members from five countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukra More

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