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PACE affirms its members’ rights ‘to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies’

25/06/2019 | Session

PACE has decided that its members’ “rights to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies shall not be suspended or withdrawn in the context of a challenge to or reconsideration of credentials”.

Election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation

25/06/2019 | Session

In the context of the election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation, the Assembly decided to hold a vote by secret ballot on the election of the candidate proposed by the Russian delegation, Leonid Slutskiy.

Expenditure for 2020-2021: PACE will continue to be the political driving force of the Council of Europe

25/06/2019 | Session

Despite the challenges of the budget for the next biennium, the Assembly will have to continue to be “the political driving force of the Council of Europe”, PACE said in a resolution adopted today.

For real 2020-2021 budget growth or at least zero growth

25/06/2019 | Session

Despite uncertainty around the payment of the Russian Federation's contributions, PACE notes that the Programme and Budget shows “the willingness to promote an Organisation confident in its know-how”.

Russian delegation’s credentials challenged

25/06/2019 | Session

The credentials of the new Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly, presented this morning on the second day of the plenary session, have been challenged on both substantive and procedural grounds.

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

25/06/2019 | Session

The progress report which covers the activities and decisions of the Parliamentary Assembly’s subsidiary bodies since the last session. was presented today by Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC).

Stepping up efforts to achieve the effective realisation of gender equality

25/06/2019 | Session

Since its creation 70 years ago, the Council of Europe has been instrumental in countering discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, achieving substantial progress in its member States, PACE said.

The Assembly hails positive impact of the Istanbul Convention, urges states to implement it

25/06/2019 | Session

PACE today reaffirmed “its firm support” for the Istanbul Convention, “the most advanced and comprehensive international legal instrument on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence”.

Summer Session: report on PACE decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

24/06/2019 | Session

A debate on the decision-making process of the Assembly concerning credentials and voting will be a highlight of the PACE Summer session, which takes place in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 June.

'We must shoulder our responsibilities to defend the common interests of all Europeans'

24/06/2019 | Session

“The session starting today is taking place in extraordinary circumstances. Our Organisation is going through a crisis which has serious implications for the European human rights protection system,” the President stressed.

Credentials of the Spanish delegation to PACE challenged on grounds of political balance

24/06/2019 | Session

The credentials of the Spanish delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly were challenged on procedural grounds at the opening of the PACE’s Summer session today in Strasbourg.

Amélie de Montchalin: ‘We must preserve the pan-European dimension of the Council of Europe’

24/06/2019 | Session

“As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, we can measure the progress made since 1949 and the fact that this organisation is more essential than ever,” said Amélie de Montchalin.