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Head of Political Affairs Committee reacts to the Manchester attack

“It is with great sadness and shock that we learn of last night’s terrible attack in Manchester,” said Mogens Jensen, Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly Political Affairs Committee. More

After drugs and weapons, trafficking in art is the most lucrative source of funding for illegal activities

Illegal trafficking has been closely linked with terrorism and organised crime. After drugs and weapons, cultural property is the third most lucrative source of funding for illegal activities, John Bold, UK heritage expert said. More

Football, a mirror of society, needs good governance

“Football is a common good, and since it belongs to everybody it is our responsibility to have a better representation of all stakeholders in the decision-making process,” Anne Brasseur said at the opening of a hearing in Paris. More

Co-rapporteurs concerned by the developments regarding Leyla and Arif Yunus

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, have expressed concerns over the court order for Leyla and Arif Yunus to appear before the Baku Court of Appeals in person on 31 May. More

'Europe is at a crossroads,' says Stella Kyriakides in Nicosia

“Europe is at a crossroad, and we must not lose sight of the common good in favour of short-term political gains or narrowly defined national interests,” said Stella Kyriakides, at the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers in Nicosia. More

Sexual violence: introducing the 'no means no' principle in criminal codes

The committee strongly condemns sexual violence and harassment of women in public space, pointing out that this was a problem affecting all countries. “But such violence is not unavoidable,” said Françoise Hetto-Gaasch. More