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Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (24 April 2015)

Progress report | Doc. 13750 Addendum III | 24 April 2015

Rapporteur :
Mr Pedro AGRAMUNT, Spain, EPP/CD

1 Decisions of the Bureau of 24 April 2015 requiring ratification by the Assembly

1.1 Election observation

1.1.1 Turkey: parliamentary elections (7 June 2015)

The Bureau approved the final composition of the ad hoc committee (Appendix 1).

1.2 References and transmissions to committees

The Bureau considered and approved the following references to committees:

  • Doc. 13728, motion for a resolution, Violations of human rights in annexed Crimea, reference to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights to be taken into account in the preparation of the report on “Legal remedies to human rights violations on the Ukrainian territories outside the control of the Ukrainian authorities” (Ref. 4108);
  • Doc. 13735, motion for a recommendation, The “Turin process” for the European Social Charter, reference to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development for report;
  • Doc. 13736, motion for a resolution, Female genital mutilation in Europe, reference to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination for report;
  • Doc. 13751 motion for a resolution, Renewed commitment in the fight against anti-Semitism in Europe, reference to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination for report and to the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy for opinion;
  • Resolution 2034 (2015), Consideration of the annulment of the previous ratified credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation (follow-up to paragraph 16 of Resolution 2034 (2015)), reference to the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) for report and to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs for opinion;
  • Doc. 13752, Request for an opinion from the Committee of Ministers (CM(2015)37prov), Draft Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events,reference to the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media for report.

1.3 Ad hoc committee of the Bureau on large scale arrival of refugees to Turkey

The Bureau decided to set up an ad hoc committee of the Bureau on large scale arrival of refugees to Turkey and approved its composition and terms of reference (Appendix 2).

1.4 Composition of committees

1.4.1 Composition of the Monitoring Committee

On the basis of a proposal by the Socialist Group, the Bureau appointed Mr Arcadio Díaz Tejera (Spain) in replacement of Mr Indrek Saar (Estonia).

On the basis of a proposal by the EPP/CD Group, the Bureau appointed Mr Telmo Correia (Portugal) on a vacant seat.

1.4.2 Composition of the Committee on the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights

On the basis of a proposal by the EPP/CD Group, the Bureau appointed Mr Vladyslav Golub (Ukraine) as alternate.

Appendix 1 – Ad hoc committee for the observation of the parliamentary elections in Turkey (7 June 2015)

List of members

Chairperson

Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL

Socialist Group (SOC)

  • Maryvonne BLONDIN, France
  • Paolo CORSINI, Italy
  • Arcadio DÍAZ TEJERA, Spain
  • Andreas GROSS, Switzerland
  • Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden
  • Tadeusz IWIŃSKI, Poland
  • Marit MAIJ, Netherlands
  • Melita MULIĆ*, Croatia
  • Yanaki STOILOV, Bulgaria
  • Lord TOMLINSON, United Kingdom
  • Birutė VĖSAITĖ, Lithuania

Substitutes

  • Predrag SEKULIĆ, Montenegro
  • Ingrid ANTIČEVIĆ MARINOVIĆ, Croatia
  • Philippe BLANCHART, Belgium
  • Ermira MEHMETI DEVAJA, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
  • Joe BENTON, United Kingdom

Group of the European People’s Party (EPP/CD)

  • Volodymyr ARIEV*, Ukraine
  • Corneliu Mugurel COZMANCIUC, Romania
  • Nicole DURANTON, France
  • Anže LOGAR, Slovenia
  • Aleksandar NIKOLOSKI, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
  • Catherine NOONE, Ireland
  • Jan RZYMEŁKA, Poland
  • Attila TILKI, Hungary
  • Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania
  • Yves POZZO DI BORGO, France

Substitutes

  • Viorel Riceard BADEA, Romania
  • Claudio FAZZONE, Italy
  • Cesar Florin PREDA, Romania
  • Andrej ŠIRCELJ, Slovenia

European Conservatives Group (EC)

  • Lord BALFE, United Kingdom
  • Krzysztof SZCZERSKI, Poland
  • Morton WOLD, Norway

Substitutes

  • Ingebjørg GODSKESEN*, Norway
  • Arkadiusz MULARCZYK, Poland

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)

  • Rik DAEMS, Belgium
  • Terry LEYDEN, Ireland
  • Kerstin LUNDGREN, Sweden
  • Andrea RIGONI*, Italy

Substitutes

  • André BUGNON, Switzerland
  • Luis Alberto ORELLANA, Italy
  • Alfred HEER, Switzerland
  • Cӑtӑlin Daniel FENECHIU, Romania

Group of the Unified European Left (UEL)

  • Tiny KOX*, Netherlands
  • Athanasia ANAGNOSTOPOULOU, Greece

Rapporteur AS/MON (ex officio)

  • Josette DURRIEU*, France

Venice Commission

  • Srđan DARMANOVIĆ

Secretariat

  • Bogdan TORCĂTORIU, Administrative Officer, Election observation and Interparliamentary cooperation Division
  • Amaya UBEDA DE TORRES, Administrator, Venice Commission
  • Franck DAESCHLER, Principal administrative assistant, Election observation and Interparliamentary coopération Division
  • Anne GODFREY, Assistant, Election observation and Interparliamentary cooperation Division

* members of the pre-election delegation

Appendix 2 – Ad hoc committee of the Bureau on large scale arrival of refugees to Turkey

1. At its meeting on 24 April 2015, the Bureau of the Assembly decided under Article 44.4 c of the Rules of Procedure to set up an ad hoc committee of the Bureau on large scale arrival of refugees to Turkey, with the following composition, terms of reference and timetable.

2. Composition

The ad hoc committee will be composed of the members of the Presidential Committee, Chairpersons of national delegations or their representatives, and the Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons.

3. Terms of reference

  • raise awareness of the challenges facing Turkey and refugees hosted in the country;
  • raise awareness of the needs and conditions in reception centres of refugees on the border with Syria;
  • raise awareness of the challenges of local integration of refugees.

4. Timetable

The ad hoc committee should present its report to the Bureau in the course of 2015.

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