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The Russian Federation can no longer be a member State of the Council of Europe, PACE says

15/03/2022 | Session

The Russian Federation “committed grave violations of the Council of Europe Statute incompatible with the status of a member State, does not bear its undertakings before the Council of Europe and does not comply with the commitments before it”. Therefore, the Council of Europe Parliamentary...

Ukraine minute of silence

PACE debated the consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine at an extraordinary...

14/03/2022 | Session

The consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine was the focus of an extraordinary plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), held in hybrid mode on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 March 2022. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal...

PACE President Tiny Kox
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Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine: press conference by the PACE President

14/03/2022 | Session

Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will give today a press conference at 2 p.m. today (Room 1, Palais de l'Europe) as part of the PACE plenary session which is discussing, today and tomorrow, the consequences of the Russian Federation’s...

Tiny Kox President

A moment of silence for the victims of "a brutal war that never should have started"

14/03/2022 | President

Opening the first ever extraordinary session of PACE in Strasbourg, held “to allow the member states’ parliaments to thoroughly investigate the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine,” President Tiny Kox invited the Assembly to stand for a moment of silence “to show...

Denys Shmyhal Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister demands that Russia be immediately ousted from the Council of Europe

14/03/2022 | Session

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, addressing an extraordinary session of PACE by video-link, has demanded that the Russian Federation be immediately ousted from the Council of Europe. “The right to life is one of the key fundamental rights – and today, at the centre of Europe, this right is...

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić
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Secretary General condemns the Russian Federation’s aggression, calls for solidarity with Ukraine

14/03/2022 | Session

Addressing the extraordinary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić spoke about the organisation’s response to the ongoingRussian aggression in Ukraine. “Since the decision to suspend Russia’s representation was taken on 25...

Benedetto della Vedova Italy

“Council of Europe has been at the forefront to ensure a prompt, cohesive and strong reaction”, says Della...

14/03/2022 | Session

“The Council of Europe, the depositary and guardian of the fundamental principles of coexistence, respect for human rights, the promotion of democracy and the rule of law, has been at the forefront to ensure a prompt, cohesive and strong reaction”, highlighted Italian Under-Secretary of Foreign...

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PACE holds an extraordinary plenary session to discuss the Russian Federation's armed attack against...

04/03/2022 | News

Following the decision to suspend the Russian Federation’s rights of representation in the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly is to hold an extraordinary plenary session in hybrid mode on 14 and 15 March 2022.  An urgent debate on "Russian Federation's armed attack against Ukraine: the...

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PACE Winter Session: beating Covid-19 with public health measures, hatred against LGBTI people, football...

28/01/2022 | Session

Debates on beating Covid-19 with public health measures, on combating rising hate against LGBTI people in Europe and alleged violations of their rights in the Southern Caucasus, on football governance – with an intervention by FIFA President Giovanni Infantino – and on the poisoning of Alexei...

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Free debate on current issues

28/01/2022 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held this morning a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Eleven parliamentarians took the floor.

Michael Aastrup Jensen, Denmark

PACE reviews progress of Council of Europe States under monitoring in 2021

28/01/2022 | Session

In adopting a resolution today, based on a report by Michael Aastrup Jensen (Denmark, ALDE) – a report taking stock of the PACE monitoring activities in 2021 and making a series of assessments of the countries under monitoring procedure or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue, as well as of...

Stefan / Schennach / Austria

Beating Covid-19 with public health measures

27/01/2022 | Session

The governments and parliaments in Council of Europe member States and worldwide must make a paradigm shift to “beating Covid-19 with public health measures, in a human-rights compliant way, once and for all,” according to PACE, meeting today in plenary session in Strasbourg. The parliamentarians...