The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which brings together around 60 of the Assembly’s leading members, is to meet in Berlin on 11 March 2022.
The committee is due to be welcomed by Bundestag President Bärbel Bas, and will hold an exchange of views with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (both to be confirmed).
There will be a round table on the theme “Current challenges for the Council of Europe, with the participation of German Europe and Climate Minister Anna Lührmann (to be confirmed) and Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Björn Berge, along with other high officials and invited experts.
Reports due to be debated include access to abortion in Europe: stopping anti-choice harassment, gender mainstreaming of migration policies, and addiction to prescribed medicines.
(*) 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.