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Tiny Kox, re-elected President, urges a stronger role for PACE as the ‘most relevant European Agora’

23/01/2023 | President

Tiny Kox, re-elected today for a second one-year term as President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), thanked members for their ongoing support this year, which – he said – “may be as challenging as last year”. In a speech following his re-election, he underlined that last...

Dutch support for ad hoc tribunal on the crime of aggression

18/01/2023 | President

PACE President Tiny Kox has warmly welcomed the strong support of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the creation of an ad hoc tribunal to investigate the crime of aggression with regard to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a Council of Europe member State. The Netherlands is willing and able to...

On the #RoadToReykjavik, PACE President holds high-level meetings in Finland

16/01/2023 | President

Tiny Kox, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), paid a working visit to Finland on 12 and 13 January 2023, where he discussed the relevance of multilateralism in the current challenging context of the war of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine...

President to make a working visit to Finland

11/01/2023 | President

The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Tiny Kox, will make a working visit to Finland on 12-13 January. He will hold a series of high-level meetings, in particular with the Speaker of Parliament, Matti Vanhanen, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pekka...

‘The pursuit of peace’ – a New Year’s message from PACE President Tiny Kox

01/01/2023 | President

"The pursuit of peace based upon justice and international co-operation is vital for the preservation of human society and civilisation.” This simple insight, cited in its founding Statute, inspired the creation of the Council of Europe in 1949, only four years after the end of a devastating...

#HourForUkraine: on the 300th day of Russia’s war of aggression, the Council of Europe ‘goes dark’ in...

21/12/2022 | President

The Palais de l’Europe, the headquarters of the Council of Europe, went dark tonight as part of the #HourForUkraine initiative, joining other iconic buildings around the world to show solidarity with millions of Ukrainians, who are currently living with no electricity, heating or water as a...

10 December - Human Rights Day: the Istanbul Convention saves lives. It’s time to ratify and implement it...

09/12/2022 | President

“Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, many events and demonstrations are held throughout the world to support the fundamental right of women and girls to live their lives free from violence,” declared PACE President Tiny Kox today, at...

PACE and Althingi Presidents open Standing Committee meeting in Reykjavik

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

PACE President Tiny Kox and Birgir Ármannsson, Speaker of the Alþingi, the Parliament of Iceland, opened today's meeting of the Standing Committee in Reykjavik, bringing together around 60 members of the Parliamentary Assembly. “We are gathered here shortly after the historic decision by the...

Downing of flight MH17: 'Finally justice has been done, no room for impunity', says PACE President

17/11/2022 | President

PACE President Tiny Kox today made the following statement: "The Hague District Court in the Netherlands has just ruled on the State responsibility of the Russian Federation under the European Convention on Human Rights and other international conventions concerning the downing over eastern...

PACE President expresses hope for democracy ‘to genuinely come back on European soil’

07/11/2022 | President

“As this Forum intends to get to the heart of what has gone wrong, but also to assess the impact of the most promising initiatives presented over the last decade, let me express the hope for democracy to genuinely come back on European soil and elsewhere,” said PACE President Tiny Kox addressing...

4th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe: statement by PACE President Tiny Kox

07/11/2022 | President

Following the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ decision to hold a Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe on 16-17 May 2023 in Reykjavik, PACE President Tiny Kox made the following statement: “Our Assembly is convinced of the need for a new, 4th Summit of...

War in Ukraine: “There should be no impunity, neither for the Russian President and Government, nor for the...

25/10/2022 | President

“State Duma and Federation Council have given full support to the war of aggression against Ukraine and validated the recent illegal attempted annexations, after they acted in a similar way in 2014. Together with the Russian President and the Russian Government, Russian Parliament bears therefore...