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Angela Merkel to address PACE spring session

On the occasion of the German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth will participate in the spring session of PACE (19-22 April 2021) which will take place in a hybrid format. The President of the European... More

General Rapporteur on media freedom appalled by the assassination of an investigative journalist in Greece

Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has today expressed his horror at the murder of Giorgos Karaivaz, a veteran Greek crime reporter who was shot several times outside... More

Strengthening youth participation in conflict resolution and political processes

The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, meeting today by videoconference, deplores that nearly six years after the adoption of the first landmark resolution of the UN Security Council on youth, peace and security, little progress has been made and that the potential of young... More

Migration Committee Chair expresses deep concern over the fate of alleged captives and missing persons from the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

“I am deeply concerned about the fate of the alleged captives and missing persons from the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” Pierre Alain Fridez (Switzerland, SOC), Chair of the PACE Migration Committee said after an exchange of views on this issue in the Committee. “This is all... More

Upholding values and human rights in football governance

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and Lord George Foulkes of Cumnock (United Kingdom, SOC), PACE rapporteur on “Football governance: business and values” held on 8 April talks via videoconference, addressing a number of key issues for sport and for society. “We had a very constructive discussion... More

Joint conference on global challenges and threats in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

The PACE Political Affairs Committee will organise an international conference on 15 April by videoconference on “Global challenges and threats in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: terrorism and violent extremism”, together with the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of... More