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Jan Hamáček highlights the need for a strong and united Europe

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

"Over recent months, Europeans and the rest of the world have recognised that we need a strong and united Europe," said Jan Hamáček, Speaker of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, addressing PACE members.

Czech Republic’s chairmanship: protecting human rights of vulnerable people; strengthening the rule of law

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

Addressing the Standing Committee in Prague today, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek gave a detailed overview of the country’s priorities for its chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

The Council of Europe must strengthen its action in the field of social rights

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Council of Europe cannot address its priority challenges such as responding to the populist threat, protecting the rights of migrants and combating terrorism “without working towards a genuinely social Europe”.

Milan Štěch: faced with the many current challenges, our values are the pillars of democracy

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

"We live in a world where we face many challenges, especially the fight against international terrorism," said Milan Štěch, President of the Czech Senate, in his address to the members of the Standing Committee.

PACE fully endorses priority themes of the Council of Europe Secretary General for 2018-2019

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The activities implemented by the PACE in the biennium 2018-2019 will be directly related to the three priority areas of action of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said the Standing Committee in Prague.

Europe must do its utmost to preserve stability in Tunisia

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Assembly's Standing Committee, meeting in Prague, today called on member States and the EU to help Tunisia deal with the economic and security challenges currently facing it.

PACE supports changes to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

PACE, meeting in Prague at Standing Committee level, today fully supported the draft protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.

Guaranteeing the employment rights of domestic workers

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee has called on member States to guarantee the social protection and labour rights of domestic workers, in particular normal hours of work, daily and weekly rest and annual leave.

Steps to ensure dignity for older people

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

PACE has spelled out a series of steps to end “age discrimination” and counter the social isolation or exclusion of older people – and called on Europe’s governments to consider a legally-binding treaty to enforce them.

Standing Committee to meet in Prague

10/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the PACE will meet in Prague, at the Senate of the Czech Republic, on Tuesday 30 May, in the context of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (May-November 2017).

Madrid: the parliamentarians support the #NoHateNoFear initiative

10/03/2017 | Standing Committee

On the eve of the commemoration of the Atocha terrorist attacks, the Standing Committee, meeting in Madrid, paid tribute to the victims, once again supporting the #NoHateNoFear initiative.

Standing Committee marks 40 years of Spain's membership in the Council of Europe

10/03/2017 | Standing Committee

"40 years ago, Spain chose to embrace democracy after several decades of dictatorship and at the same time embraced with genuine commitment the values and principles of the Council of Europe", the President said in Madrid.