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Post-monitoring rapporteurs to visit Skopje

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, are to make a fact-finding visit to Skopje from 18-20 June. More

Rapporteur welcomes Palestine’s pledge to abolish the death penalty

Yves Cruchten has commended the signing, by the Palestinian Authority, of the 1989 Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. More

President welcomes agreement between Athens and Skopje over ‘name issue’

PACE President Michele Nicoletti has welcomed the agreement reached between the authorities in Athens and Skopje over the “name issue” which has divided the two countries for many years. More

Ad hoc Committee on the role and mission of PACE

At its meeting in Zagreb on 1 June, the Bureau's ad hoc Committee on the role and mission of the PACE held an exchange of views on the basis of a revised memorandum prepared by its Chairman and decided to declassify it. More

Strengthening gender equality in politics: regional conference in Rabat

A regional conference on “Women in politics: how to progress towards equality?” will be held by the Assembly in Rabat on 5 July, in the framework of the Joint Program between the Council of Europe and the European Union. More

Migration Committee Chair: sea rescue operations need all Europe’s support and solidarity

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) Doris Fiala, Chairperson of the Migration Committee, has commended Spain for its offer to open the port of Valencia to the Aquarius, now drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants on board. More