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Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis takes office as Secretary General of the Assembly

01/03/2021 | Secretary General of the Assembly

Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis begins today her mandate as Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly. The first woman to occupy this post since the Assembly's creation in 1949, she was elected by parliamentarians on 26 January for a 5-year term of office at the last PACE session held in...

Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis, first woman elected Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly

26/01/2021 | Session

Today the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis to the post of Secretary General of the Assembly, the first woman to hold the post in the Assembly’s 72-year history. She will serve for a five-year term starting on 1 March 2021 replacing...

COVID-19: Co-ordination meeting between Secretaries General of PACE, OSCE PA and NATO PA

02/04/2020 | Secretary General of the Assembly

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki held a video-conference call on 27 March with his counterparts from the OSCE-PA, Roberto Montella, and the NATO-PA, Ruxandra Popa, during which they discussed common challenges facing the three organisations as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

PACE Secretary General meets with his counterpart of the Moroccan Chamber of Representatives

06/09/2019 | Secretary General of the Assembly

Relations between PACE and the Moroccan Parliament, which enjoys the status of partner for democracy in the Assembly were at the center of a meeting today between PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki and the Secretary General of the House Representatives of Morocco, Najib El Khadi.

Statement by the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly

19/10/2018 | Secretary General of the Assembly

Following numerous requests, I have decided to clarify for all those interested the situation in the Parliamentary Assembly with respect to the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation.

OSCE, NATO and Council of Europe PA Secretaries General meet in Copenhagen

17/05/2018 | Secretary General of the Assembly

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki met with the Secretary General of the OSCE PA Roberto Montella and his counterpart from the NATO PA, David Hobbs, for the latest in regular consultations.

Secretaries General of PACE, the IPA CIS and PABSEC meet in Strasbourg to discuss co-operation

25/01/2018 | Secretary General of the Assembly

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki met with his counterpart from the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the CIS and from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

PACE, OSCE and NATO Parliamentary Assemblies, the EP and OSCE/ODIHR discuss election observation

17/11/2017 | Secretary General of the Assembly

After Copenhagen and Warsaw, a meeting held in Strasbourg on 16-17 November brought together representatives of Council of Europe, OSCE and NATO PA's, the EP and OSCE/ODIHR to discuss election observation.

Wojciech Sawicki re-elected PACE Secretary General

29/09/2015 | Secretary General of the Assembly

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) yesterday re-elected Wojciech Sawicki to the post of Secretary General of the Assembly for a five-year term starting on 1 February 2016.

Secretaries General meet in Copenhagen to discuss co-operation

26/08/2015 | Secretary General of the Assembly

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki joined his counterparts from the NATO and OSCE Parliamentary Assemblies, David Hobbs and Spencer Oliver, to discuss co-operation between the three bodies.

PACE Secretary General meets Speaker of the Dutch House of Representatives

07/07/2015 | Secretary General of the Assembly

Relations between the Dutch Parliament and PACE, the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in 2016, and relations with the Russian parliamentary delegation were among topics discussed during the meeting.

Institutional co-operation: the Secretaries General of PACE, NATO PA and the OSCE PA meet in Brussels

02/12/2014 | Secretary General of the Assembly

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki met in Brussels with his counterparts from the NATO and OSCE parliamentary assemblies, David Hobbs and Spencer Oliver, to discuss co-operation between the three bodies.