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The President presents the 2020 progress report and thematic priorities for 2021

The President of the Assembly presented to the Bureau the PACE activity report for the second half of 2020. The document details the five main priorities for the Assembly's action during this period: completing its workplan despite the difficulties of the pandemic, making the case for the... More

Belarus: General Rapporteur condemns handing down of a new death sentence

Vladimir Vardanyan (Armenia, EPP/CD), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the abolition of the death penalty, has condemned the handing down in Belarus of a death sentence on Viktar Skrundzik for the murder of two elderly people and an attempt to... More

A new brochure to disseminate PACE's work in the field of combating racism and intolerance

A new brochure compiling a series of texts adopted by PACE between 2014 and 2019 in the field of the fight against racism, intolerance, and hate and hate speech has just been published online (in English only), at the initiative of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance. These texts take stock of the... More

General rapporteur deeply regrets executions at federal level in the US

Vladimir Vardanyan (Armenia, EPP/CD), PACE General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, expressed his deep regret at the executions at a federal level in the United States of Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs, respectively on 14 and 16 January. “Whilst I have every sympathy for all... More

Hybrid winter plenary session 2021

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will hold its 2021 winter plenary session from January 25 to 28 in a hybrid manner, allowing members to participate remotely or attend in person in Strasbourg. The Assembly will debate the ethical, legal and practical considerations of... More

Elected representatives have a key role to play in the fight against climate change

“Elected officials are fully responsible for building climate resilience: we are in the same fight as young people. It is up to us to take the right decisions today,” said Jennifer De Temmerman (France, ALDE), at a round table on “Representative democracy against climate crisis”, organised by... More