The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, enlarged
to include the delegations of national parliaments of the Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member states which are
not members of the Council of Europe, as well as the European Parliament,
is once again considering the activities of the OECD.
The Assembly has sought to make the debate more political
to enable the enlarged Assembly to focus more on a political assessment
of the work of the OECD. Therefore the Committee on Political Affairs
and Democracy presents this year a report which pays particular
attention to responses to the eurozone crisis and to support activities
for the political developments in the Arab world.