Pedro Agramunt welcomes the agreement on ceasefire and humanitarian aid in Syria

“The announcement of an agreement over the cessation of hostilities in Syria as well as on the delivery of humanitarian aid to the population is a welcome and encouraging sign,” said Pedro Agramunt. More

PACE co-rapporteurs to make post-monitoring visit to “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, PACE co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 15 to 18 February.  More

Ukraine: co-rapporteurs urge parliament to press ahead on decentralisation

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine by PACE, Jordi Xuclà and Axel Fischer, ending a visit to the country, have urged Ukraine’s parliamentarians to press ahead with constitutional changes on decentralisation. More

Countering hate speech: a new challenge

On 26 January 2016, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination held a hearing on the work on combating hate speech of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).  More

PACE President calls for unity around the principles of democratic security

Speaking to a Conference of Chairpersons of Committees of Foreign Affairs of National Parliaments in Sofia today, Pedro Agramunt called for “unity in the face of the many challenges we are confronted with”. More

Rapporteur concerned by disappearance of thousands of refugee children in Europe

Sevinj Fataliyeva has suggested governments are “overlooking the most vulnerable” following a Europol report that thousands of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children have disappeared after arriving in Europe.  More

PACE rapporteur on the Syrian refugee crisis to visit Jordan and Lebanon

Annette Groth / $NW Annette Groth, who is preparing a report on a stronger European response to the Syrian refugees crisis for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, is to visit Jordan and Lebanon from 8 to 13 February. More

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