Hemicycle / Session / 2015 /

Citing Ukraine, PACE renews sanctions against Russian delegation

PACE has decided to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation, citing the need to “foster dialogue”, but at the same time has decided to suspend its voting rights and its right to be represented in the Assembly’s leading bodies. More

Freedom of expression ends where violence begins

In his speech today to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland addressed the crisis in Ukraine, freedom of expression and the fight against terrorism. More

No Hate Parliamentary Alliance

Attending the launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, Anne Brasseur invited her colleagues to shout out against all forms of intolerance, raising the alarm and expressing their democratic and civil consciousness. More

Paris attacks: Europe must keep using humour and satire

Jacques LEGENDRE, France, EPP/CD Following the terrorist attacks which targeted journalists and cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo, policemen and Jewish people, Europe must continue to show that it is not afraid and “keep using humour and satire”, PACE said.  More

Trade union rights, the right to strike and the right to bargain collectively must be protected

In adopting a resolution on the basis of the report by Andrej Hunko, PACE asked member States to take measures 'to protect and strengthen the rights to organise, bargain collectively and strike'. More

Investing in equality as a way of tackling the crisis

Nikolaj Villumsen / Denmark The economic crisis has hit a majority of Council of Europe member States, with the negative consequences reaching far beyond the economic sphere, also affecting the enjoyment of human rights and equalty. More

South-east Ukraine: the ceasefire must be respected to ease the humanitarian crisis

Jim Sheridan (United Kingdom, SOC) PACE today expressed its deep concern about the worsening humanitarian situation of those affected by the conflict in some parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. More

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