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PACE continues post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria despite the progress made

27/06/2019 | Session

PACE decided to continue the post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria, noting that despite “substantial progress” made by the country since the last report in 2013, a number of outstanding concerns still existed.

PACE ratifies Spanish delegation’s credentials

26/06/2019 | Session

Following the opinion adopted by its Committee on Rules of Procedure, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today ratified the credentials of the Spanish parliamentary delegation.

Election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation

26/06/2019 | Session

In the context of the election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation, the Assembly decided to hold a vote by secret ballot on the election of the candidate proposed by the Russian delegation, Leonid Slutskiy.

Assembly calls for an end to coercive practices in mental health

26/06/2019 | Session

The Assembly today urged Council of Europe member States to “immediately start to transition to the abolition of coercive practices in mental health settings”. The parliamentarians called for effective and accessible support services.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa: ‘The Council of Europe's pan-European heritage must be preserved’

26/06/2019 | Session

“Portugal has owed the Council of Europe a permanent inspiration since 1976, on which our democratic consensus has largely been based, which requires a long-term commitment,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

PACE ratifies Russian delegation’s credentials

26/06/2019 | Session

PACE has voted to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation after they were challenged on substantial grounds, declaring it remained “committed to dialogue as a means of reaching lasting solutions”.

Marija Pejčinović Burić elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

26/06/2019 | Session

The Assembly today elected Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019. She obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority.

PACE elects Peeter Roosma judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia

26/06/2019 | Session

The Assembly today elected Peeter Roosma as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia. He is elected judge for a term of office of nine years which shall commence as from 4 January 2020.

Election of the judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany

26/06/2019 | Session

In today's election of the judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany, none of the candidates obtained an absolute majority of the votes cast. A second round of voting will be held on Thursday 27 June.

PACE demands public inquiry into death of Daphne Caruana Galizia

26/06/2019 | Session

PACE has listed a series of “serious concerns” over the investigation into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and demanded the setting up of an independent public inquiry into her death within three months.

PACE affirms its members’ rights ‘to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies’

25/06/2019 | Session

PACE has decided that its members’ “rights to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies shall not be suspended or withdrawn in the context of a challenge to or reconsideration of credentials”.

Election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation

25/06/2019 | Session

In the context of the election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation, the Assembly decided to hold a vote by secret ballot on the election of the candidate proposed by the Russian delegation, Leonid Slutskiy.