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PACE Standing Committee to meet by videoconference

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet by videoconference on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Rik Daems, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The discussions will focus on topical issues in the framework of the Assembly's ongoing political dialogue with the Committee of Ministers.

A current affairs debate on “The events and the current situation in Belarus” has been requested.

Other items on the agenda include the setting of minimum standards for electoral systems, drug policy and human rights, the establishment of an Internet Ombudsman institution, Europe’s political response to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions, and ethics in science and technology with a new culture of public dialogue.

Draft agenda (PDF)


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The meeting of the Standing Committee, which will take place on Tuesday 15 September from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 to 5 pm will be streamed live (in English, French, German, Italian and Russian) via the link above.

Contact: PACE Communication Division ; tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 31 93

email: pace.com@coe.int


(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly’s behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totalling some 60 parliamentarians from the Council of Europe's 47 member States.