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Michele Nicoletti on the future of the Council of Europe: ‘Let’s concentrate on our core mission’

Michele Nicoletti, addressing a gathering of Council of Europe ministers in Denmark, has called on the organisation to “concentrate on our core mission, which is defending human rights, democracy and the rule of law”. More

PACE President makes official visit to Greece

PACE President Michele Nicoletti is to make an official visit to Greece on 21-22 May, when he is due to meet, among others, the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament. More

Monitors deplore opening of bridge between Russia and illegally-annexed Crimea

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine, Eerik-Niiles Kross and Dzhema Grozdanova, have expressed their deep concern at the opening of a bridge over the Kerch Strait between Russia and illegally-annexed Crimea. More

OSCE, NATO and Council of Europe PA Secretaries General meet in Copenhagen

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki met with the Secretary General of the OSCE PA Roberto Montella and his counterpart from the NATO PA, David Hobbs, for the latest in regular consultations. More

Basic rights of LGBTI people are still flouted, says general rapporteur

“Over the last year we have seen regrettable setbacks in the situation of the daily lives of many LGBTI people in Europe,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. More

Allegations of corruption within the Assembly: committee deprives four members of certain rights

The Committee on Rules of Procedure has found that four individual members named in the report of the Independent Investigation Body looking into allegations of corruption within the PACE have “seriously breached” its Code of Conduct. More