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PACE makes modifications to its Rules of Procedure

04/03/2016 | Standing Committee

Some provisions of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure need to be clarified, supplemented or reviewed in order, PACE Standing Committee said today during its meeting in Paris.

PACE backs opening up landscape treaty to countries worldwide

04/03/2016 | Standing Committee

PACE has given its green light to a plan to open up the ground-breaking European Landscape Convention to countries worldwide, approving today an opinion based on a report by Stefan Schennach.

Standing Committee meets in Paris

29/02/2016 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on Friday 4 March to discuss in particular the need to eradicate statelessness of children, forced migration as a new challenge and libraries and museums of Europe.

Anne Brasseur: 'Our common objective must be to combat terrorism, not to combat migrants'

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

Anne Brasseur today opened a meeting of the Standing Committee in Sofia by calling for a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the "barbaric" terrorist attacks against France and Russia earlier this month.

Tsetska Tsacheva: ‘Unity makes strength’

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

“We have joined our voice of solidarity the moment we have learned of the terror attacks and of the tragedy that befell Paris and its citizens”, Tseska Tsacheva today said at the opening of the Standing Committee meeting in Sofia.

Call for a Council of Europe summit to reaffirm States’ commitment to common values

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

PACE has called for a Council of Europe Summit of Heads of State and Government so that member States can reaffirm, at the highest political level, “their commitment to the common values and principles upheld by the Organisation”.

Elections in Kyrgyzstan were competitive and offered voters a wide choice

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

The parliamentary elections of 4 October in Kyrgyzstan were competitive and offered voters a wide choice; voters were able to choose freely from among a large number of candidates. Voting was also transparent.

Presidential election in Belarus: reforms needed to address substantial shortcomings

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

The presidential election of 11 October 2015 showed that Belarus still has a considerable way to go in honouring its commitment to hold democratic elections.

Tiny Kox: 'let's combat terrorism while protecting Council of Europe standards'

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

“Let's combat international terrorism while protecting our Council of Europe standards and values. These two elements are not contradictory – they should always go together,” said Tiny Kox today at the opening of a current affairs debate.

Credentials of new UK delegation to PACE challenged

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

The credentials of the new United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly were challenged on procedural grounds at the opening of PACE’s Standing Committee meeting today in Sofia.

Azerbaijan: another step towards free, fair and democratic elections but human rights concerns remain

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were “another step towards free, fair and democratic elections” and the result of the vote expressed the will of the Azerbaijani people, according to the final report of the PACE observer delegation.

Elections in Turkey: a wide range of political choices, but an unfair campaign

27/11/2015 | Standing Committee

The early parliamentary elections held on 1 November in Turkey offered a wide range of political choices. However, the report states that the electoral campaign was characterised by unfairness.