President to make official visit to Spain

Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will be making an official visit to Spain on 30 and 31 October 2014.

On Thursday 30 October in Madrid, she will meet Pío Garcia Escudero, President of the Senate, and Jesús Maria Posada Moreno, President of the Congress of Deputies, as well as José Manuel García Margallo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Rafael Catalá , Minister of Justice [subject to confirmation]. Ms Brasseur will also hold an exchange of views at the Royal Elcano Institute, a think-tank on international strategic studies.

On Friday 31 October, she will take part in a seminar for members of parliament on the European Court of Human Rights, organised by the Parliamentary Assembly at the invitation of the Spanish delegation to the Assembly. The discussions will concern the implementation of the Court’s judgments and will focus on the need for bodies and mechanisms for the verification of Convention standards.