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Standing Committee in Riga

PACE Standing Committee met in Riga

26/05/2023 | Standing Committee

Current affairs debates on “Excluding athletes from Russia and Belarus from taking part in the Olympics” (with a statement by Kaspars Cipruss, Secretary General of the Latvian Basketball Federation) and on “The follow-up to the Reykjavik Summit” (with the participation of Aoife Nolan, President...

Current affairs debate

Current affairs debate on the follow-up to the Reykjavik Summit

26/05/2023 | Standing Committee

“With the Reykjavik declaration, the heads of State and Government have provided a new direction for the Council of Europe for the years to come, acknowledging its impact in fostering greater unity between its members States, and its central role in the evolving European multicultural...

PACE Secretary General exchanges views with former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

Women@PACE exchange of views with former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

26/05/2023 | Standing Committee

In the framework of the Standing Committee meeting in Riga, the ‘Women@PACE’ group today held an exchange of views with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, who served as the President of Latvia from 1999 to 2007. She was the first woman to hold the post in the country. Addressing the participants, Ms Vīķe...

Carlo Monticelli

Carlo Monticelli: “The CEB’s mission is more relevant than ever”

26/05/2023 | Standing Committee

“The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has continuously adapted to the changing context in which it operates by developing new tools and instruments to meet member states’ needs, while remaining focused on its social mandate,” CEB Governor Carlo Monticelli said today, addressing the PACE...

Indrek Saar at current affairs debate on Olympics

Current affairs debate on ‘Excluding athletes from Russia and Belarus from taking part in the Olympics’

26/05/2023 | Standing Committee

“The Olympic Charter clearly states that the goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity. The Russian war of aggression is an indisputable breach of this...

Round table on AI

Artificial intelligence, freedom of expression and disinformation: challenges and risks for democracy

26/05/2023 | Artificial Intelligence

Organised by the PACE Interparliamentary Co-operation and Project Support Division in co-operation with the Latvian delegation to PACE, a Round Table on ‘Artificial intelligence, freedom of expression and disinformation: challenges and risks for democracy’ took place today after the Standing...

Vladimir Kara-Murza
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Declaration on imprisoned Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza

15/05/2023 | Standing Committee

Joint Declaration from the Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs and President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of...

PACE holds a round table in Reykjavik on the theme “A Democracy Fit for the Future”

15/05/2023 | Standing Committee

“If we want our democracies to thrive as the only lasting political system, we have to urgently address the challenges facing them,” PACE President Tiny Kox said today, addressing a round table in Reykjavik on the theme ‘A Democracy Fit for the Future’. “Amongst these challenges we see the...

Fourth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe Reykjavik (Iceland) 16-17 May 2023

The parliamentary dimension of the Summit: PACE Standing Committee met in the Icelandic capital

15/05/2023 | Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Assembly has put all its political weight in support of the Summit, pushing for it to be held and providing a substantive input to it though a host of texts, including its Recommendation 2245 (2023) on ‘The Reykjavík Summit of the Council of Europe - United around values in the...

PACE Standing Committee in Reykjavik

The parliamentary dimension of the Summit: PACE Standing Committee met in the Icelandic capital

12/05/2023 | Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Assembly has put all its political weight in support of the Summit, pushing for it to be held and providing a substantive input to it though a host of texts, including its Recommendation 2245 (2023) on ‘The Reykjavík Summit of the Council of Europe - United around values in the...

Andries Gryffroy (Belgium, NR)

Europe's ‘Cultural Routes’: a platform for promoting cohesion and intercultural dialogue

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

The PACE Standing Committee, meeting in The Hague, called on member States to join the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, which allows for the concrete implementation of Council of Europe policies on the value of heritage for promoting cohesive societies, intercultural dialogue and...

 Yevheniia Kravchuk (Ukraine, ALDE)

Time for states to boost online learning, says PACE

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

Council of Europe member states should strengthen online education, and do more to support teachers and students in transitioning to new computer-based learning tools, PACE has said. Approving a report by Lord Alexander Dundee (United Kingdom, EC/DA), PACE’s Standing Committee said schools...