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Tiny Kox: "17 September 2022 is a sad day for Europe"

17/09/2022 | President

Statement by PACE President Tiny Kox: "Today, 17 September 2022, is a sad day for Europe. As of today, more than 140 million Russian citizens will be deprived of their right to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. This is a direct and inevitable consequence of the ending of the Russian...

Hostilities at Armenia and Azerbaijan border: CM Chair and PACE President call for de-escalation and...

13/09/2022 | President

Following the last night’s escalation of violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, which has reportedly already caused numerous casualties and significant damage, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Simon Coveney, and the...

Council of Europe leaders pay tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev

31/08/2022 | President

PACE President Tiny Kox and Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić have paid tribute to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. In a joint statement, they said: “Europe has lost a great statesman and peacemaker. By bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end, Mikhail Gorbachev...

PACE President, marking Ukraine’s independence day: ‘Ukraine needs Europe, and Europe needs Ukraine’

24/08/2022 | President

PACE President Tiny Kox, in a message to mark the 31st anniversary of the independence of Ukraine, has again pledged the Council of Europe’s full support in the coming months and years, adding: “Ukraine needs Europe, and Europe needs Ukraine”. “I want to express my admiration for the courage and...

PACE President welcomes the ratification by the United Kingdom of the Istanbul Convention

23/07/2022 | President

“I very much welcome the ratification by the United Kingdom of the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty which is of tremendous importance for those who suffer from violence against women and domestic violence in all our member States. The United Kingdom becomes thus the 37th State to...

ECHR judgment in the case Kavala v. Türkiye: joint statement by Council of Europe leaders

11/07/2022 | President

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Simon Coveney, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić have made the following...

PACE President, ending visit to Germany, highlights ‘urgent need’ to strengthen the Council of Europe

11/07/2022 | President

Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), paid an official visit to Germany on 6-8 July 2022, where he held in-depth discussions on the urgent need to strengthen the role of the Council of Europe as the continent’s reference organisation for promoting...

PACE President reacts to wave of Russian strikes against civilians in Ukraine

28/06/2022 | President

"I am horrified by the recent wave of Russian air and missile strikes on civilian infrastructure and residential buildings in Ukraine, which has already resulted in dozens of innocent people killed and hundreds injured," said Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

PACE President reacts to attack in Oslo

25/06/2022 | President

“I am shocked by last night’s terrible attack in Oslo – which seems to have specifically targeted the LGBTI community,” said the PACE President Tiny Kox. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and all those affected, as well as those who were looking forward to a peaceful Pride Parade...

PACE President urges members not to get used to the war in Ukraine

20/06/2022 | President

In his opening speech of the PACE summer session, President Tiny Kox invited members to hold a minute of silence for all the victims of the war in Ukraine, urging them to help end the suffering of the Ukrainian people and to continue showing solidarity. “This horrible war should never become a...

PACE President Tiny Kox congratulates Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on its vote to ratify the Istanbul Convention

20/06/2022 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted by an overwhelming majority to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention,” said PACE President Tiny Kox. “This is a...

PACE President on 100th day of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine: stop the war, restore peace, let...

03/06/2022 | President

In a statement on the 100th day of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, PACE President Tiny Kox has again called on the Russian authorities to immediately bring the war to an end, and issued a strong appeal for the restoration of peace with justice. “By this blatant violation of...