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Sustainable urban development fostering social inclusion

Urban development requires robust public service, effective co-operation between public and private sectors and citizen participation, the Standing Committee said, adopting a report prepared by Sybille Benning. More

Declaring clean air a basic human right, PACE slams diesel as a ‘public health disaster’

Declaring clean air as “a basic human right”, PACE’s Standing Committee has urged states to reverse policies which favour or tolerate diesel vehicles, declaring them “a disaster from a public health perspective”. More

Developing a Europe-wide tool for recognising cultural competences

The Standing Committee has proposed that the CoE and the European Commission reflect on the creation of a tool to recognise the competences developed by young people participating in arts and culture. More

Armenia: PACE monitors express concern at Prime Minister’s call to block courts

“Political stakeholders must refrain from actions and statements that could be perceived as exerting pressure on the judiciary,” said the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia. More

Speaking to the Committee of Ministers in Helsinki, the President calls for a spirit of fraternity and co-operation

In her speech to the Committee of Ministers, PACE President called for a spirit of fraternity and cooperation "so that together we can make our Organisation even more united, stronger and more effective in fulfilling our mission". More

PACE committee proposes to continue post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria

The Monitoring Committee has proposed that the Assembly continue a post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, noting that while the overall progress is not questioned, a number of outstanding concerns still exist. More