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Cyprus marks first European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

17/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The newly established European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse will be presented at a press conference at 11 am on Wednesday 18 November in Nicosia.

The Council of Europe Plaque of Honour awarded to Terrassa (Spain)

09/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Terrassa (Spain) will receive the Plaque of Honour of the PACE on Tuesday 10 November 2015. Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE) will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.

Presentation of the Council of Europe Flag of Honour to Longueau (France)

02/10/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The town of Longueau will receive the PACE Flag of Honour on Sunday 4 October. Edeltraud Gatterer, PACE Honorary Member will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.

On eve of Paris climate change talks, negotiators urged to use PACE plan

02/10/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Negotiators at the forthcoming Paris climate change talks are being urged to make use of an existing 11-point plan drawn up last year by PACE, as a “last chance to close in on a deal”.

General Rapporteur calls for ‘a helping hand for children’ in current refugee crisis

29/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Sevinj Fataliyeva, General Rapporteur on Children of the PACE, has called on European governments to offer “a helping hand to children” in the current refugee crisis.

Presentation of the Council of Europe Flag of Honour to Palanga (Lithuania)

25/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The town of Palanga will receive the PACE Flag of Honour on Saturday, 26 September. Arturas Skardžius, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.

Presentation of the Council of Europe Flag of Honour to Rossdorf (Germany)

23/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The town of Rossdorf (Germany) will receive the Flag of Honour of the PACE on Saturday, 26 September 2015. Victor Ruffy, PACE honorary member will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.

Dresden: Europe Prize to be presented during ceremony

22/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

A delegation of parliamentarians, led by the Chairperson of the PACE Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, Axel E. Fischer, will present the Europe Prize to the Mayor of Dresden, the Prize-winner for 2015, on 24 September.

Presentation of the Council of Europe Flag of Honour to the town of Wisła

11/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The town of Wisła will receive the PACE Flag of Honour, on Friday 11 September. Klaus Bühler, Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.

The Council of Europe Plaque of Honour awarded to The town of Sopot (Poland)

11/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Sopot will receive the Plaque of Honour of the PACE on Sunday 13 September. Johanna Schicker, former Member of the Parliamentary Assembly will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.

Committee in favour of a more transparent pharmaceutical industry

11/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Governments should oblige pharmaceutical companies to ensure “absolute transparency regarding the real costs of research and development”, particularly in relation to the public research portion, the committee says.

Presentation of the Council of Europe Flag of Honour to the town of Vinnytsia (Ukraine)

04/09/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Vinnytsia will receive the PACE Flag of Honour on Saturday 5 September 2015. Edeltraud Gatterer, PACE Honorary Member will present this distinction to reward the European efforts of this city.