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Heath care services available and accessible for all of Europe's children

25/11/2016 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee, meeting in Nicosia today, has called on the member States to ensure “adequate funding to develop health care systems to be provided to all children in an equitable manner across every country”.

PACE encourages bans on ‘fracking’ in favour of cleaner and safer energy alternatives

25/11/2016 | Standing Committee

“Hydraulic fracturing raises a number of concerns related to public health and environmental protection”, said the Standing Committee who urged member States to adopt strong legislation in this field.

Call for an inclusive constituent process to tackle today’s challenges

25/11/2016 | Standing Committee

"It is urgent and imperative for the Council of Europe to adapt to today’s context and be better equipped to tackle current challenges," underlined the Standing Committee adopting today a declaration in Nicosia.

Standing Committee to meet in Cyprus

14/11/2016 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly will meet in Nicosia on Friday 25 November, in the context of the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (22 November 2016 – 19 May 2017).

Estonia is taking over the Council of Europe Chairmanship at a very difficult time, says Pedro Agramunt

27/05/2016 | Standing Committee

"Estonia is taking over the Council of Europe Chairmanship at a very difficult time, with hostilities being renewed between some member States, and the threat of terrorism creating a sense of insecurity", said Pedro Agramunt.

Estonia’s priorities for its Chairmanship: human rights, rule of law on the Internet, gender equality...

27/05/2016 | Standing Committee

The Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand gave a detailed overview of the country’s priorities for its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers: human rights and rule of law on the Internet, gender equality and children’s rights.

Integration helps advance the values we share, says Speaker of Estonian Parliament

27/05/2016 | Standing Committee

“Integration is important in terms of our national security, it makes sense politically and economically, but it also helps advance the values we share and provides an important societal and cultural connection,” said the Speaker of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor.

Promoting cultural co-operation between cities to re-energise democracy

27/05/2016 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee, meeting in Tallinn, called on member states to foster city-to-city co-operation in the field of culture, so as to re-energise democracy, increase the stability of regions and restore confidence in Europe.

PACE condemns human rights violations during peaceful protests

27/05/2016 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee, meeting in Tallinn, expressed its concern at the frequent use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators and at the recent restrictions on the right to freedom of assembly in several member States.

Exchange of views between the parliamentarians, the President of the GRECO and the Chair of MONEYVAL

27/05/2016 | Standing Committee

“Corruption must no longer be considered as a crime without victims, for it undermines the rule of law and access to public resources” said today in Tallinn, Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

Standing Committee to meet in Tallinn

19/05/2016 | Standing Committee

PACE Standing Committee will meet in Tallinn on Friday 27 May at the Riigikogu (Parliament), in the context of the Estonian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (18 May – 22 November 2016).

Detention of Ilgar Mammadov: 'Solutions can be and need to be found', says PACE President

04/03/2016 | Standing Committee

Following his recent visit to Azerbaijan, PACE President Pedro Agramunt, adressing PACE's Standing Committee in Paris today, referred to the detention of Ilgar Mammadov, whom he met during his visit.