PACE President makes official visit to Iceland, joins with Utøya survivor at #NoHateNoFear event

Pedro Agramunt will make an official visit to Iceland on 26 and 27 September. In Reykjavik, he is due to meet the President of Iceland and the Speaker of Parliament, as well as the Foreign and Finance Ministers. More

Committee calls for the protection of unaccompanied minors in Europe to be harmonised

The PACE Migration Committee called on European governments to improve the protection of unaccompanied migrant minors and to avoid them going missing.  More

Promoting migrants in the labour market to overcome Europe’s “demographic winter”

Migration / meeting / Paris With the world’s lowest fertility and most ageing population, the countries of the Council of Europe need to develop “migration policies oriented towards the future, that attract qualified migrants”, the committee said.  More

Surrogacy: governments should consider drawing up guidelines to safeguard children’s rights

Paris / Social / meeting PACE committee recommends that the Council of Europe's ministerial body considers the desirability and feasibility of “drawing up European guidelines to safeguard children’s rights in relation to surrogacy arrangements”.  More

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock A delegation, led by Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, will carry out a mission to Chisinau on 27-28 September, to assess the election campaign and political climate prior to the presidential election on 30 October. More

French President and Turkish Foreign Minister to address PACE autumn session

The President of France and Turkey's Foreign Minister will address PACE at its autumn plenary session (10-14 October 2016). A current affairs debate has been requested on the situation in Turkey in the light of the attempted coup d’Etat.  More

PACE observers: partnership with Jordan’s Parliament on the right track, early elections well administered

Following the invitation of Jordan’s Independent Electoral Commission, PACE observed, for the first time, the early elections to the Jordanian House of Representatives which took place on 20 September. More

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