Riots in European Cities: lessons and Council of Europe response

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10 January 2006

Riots in European Cities: lessons and Council of Europe response

Letter from Mr Mercan to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly


Letter addressed to Mr René van der Linden
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

15 December 2005

Dear Mr President,

Recent riots in European countries caused everyone's deep concern as to the future of social stability in our cities and prospects of migration policy in Europe.

That is why we, the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, request you to refer the question "Riots in European Cities: lessons and Council of Europe response" to the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to be included in the draft order of business of the January 2006 part-session of the Assembly for a debate under urgent procedure.

Signed 1:

MERCAN, Murat, Turkey, EPP/CD
ATES, Abdülkadir, Turkey, SOC
BILALOV, Akhmed, Russian Federation, EDG
BINDIG, Rudolf, Germany, SOC
ÇERÇI, Mehmet, Turkey, EPP/CD
CHERNYSHENKO, Igor, Russian Federation, EDG
CILEVICS, Boriss, Latvia, SOC
ELTSOV, Victor, Russian Federation, EDG
EXNER, Václav, Czech Republic, UEL
FEDOROV, Valeriy, Russian Federation, EDG
FOMENKO, Alexander, Russian Federation, UEL
GARDETTO, Jean-Charles, Monaco, EPP/CD
GORIS, Stef, Belgium, ALDE
GRACHEV, Vladimir, Russian Federation, EDG
GROSS, Andreas, Switzerland, SOC
HUNAULT, Michel, France, EDG
KARMAZIN, Yuriy, Ukraine, NR
KHARITONOV, Nikolay, Russian Federation, UEL
KOSACHEV, Konstantin, Russian Federation, EDG
KOVALEV, Nikolay, Russian Federation, EDG
MELNIKOV, Ivan, Russian Federation, UEL
MOKRY, Vladimir, Russian Federation, EDG
NAROCHNITSKAYA, Natalia, Russian Federation, UEL
OSTROVSKY, Alexey, Russian Federation, NR
PEKHTIN, Vladimir, Russian Federation, EDG
PIROZHNIKOVA, Liudmila, Russian Federation, EDG
RUSTAMYAN, Armen, Armenia, SOC
SCHIEDER, Peter, Austria, SOC
SHARANDIN, Yuri, Russian Federation, EDG
SMIRNOVA, Svetlana, Russian Federation, EDG
TKÁC, Vojtech, Slovakia, SOC
UMAKHANOV, Ilyas, Russian Federation, EDG
VARVITSIOTIS, Miltiadis, Greece, EPP/CD
ZAVGAYEV, Akhmar, Russian Federation, EDG
ZHIRINOVSKY, Vladimir, Russian Federation, NR
ZIUGANOV, Guennady, Russian Federation, UEL


1    SOC: Socialist Group
      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party
      ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
      EDG: European Democratic Group
      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left
      NR: not registered in a group