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Call on member States to remedy quickly and effectively any threats to media freedom

28/01/2020 | Session

Threats to media freedom have become so numerous that they are jeopardising not only citizens’ right to be properly informed but also “the stability and smooth functioning of our democratic societies”, the Assembly said today.

Opening of the Winter Session 2020

27/01/2020 | Session

The Assembly will hold an urgent debate on the international obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war zones, and a current affairs debate on recent developments in Libya and in the Middle East.

PACE elects its Vice-Presidents

27/01/2020 | Session

At the opening of its plenary Session, the Assembly elected its Vice-Presidents. Twenty Vice-Presidents are elected annually at the beginning of an ordinary session and remain in office until the opening of the next session.

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

27/01/2020 | Session

The progress report which covers the activities and decisions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s subsidiary bodies since the last session was presented today in plenary.

Credentials of nine national delegations challenged on session’s opening day

27/01/2020 | Session

The credentials of nine national delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe were challenged – on different grounds – on the opening day of the winter plenary session in Strasbourg.

David Zalkaliani: ‘Let's keep the same determination to defend human rights as that of the authors of the...

27/01/2020 | Session

In his address to the Assembly, David Zalkaliani highlighted the fundamental role of the European Convention on Human Rights, which enabled the setting-up of a unique human rights protection system.

The Presidents of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova to address PACE winter session

17/01/2020 | Session

At its winter session from 27 to 31 January, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will elect its new President and hear addresses by the Presidents of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova.

Easing the effects of labour migration from eastern Europe

04/10/2019 | Session

PACE called for concerted action by both sending and receiving countries to “alleviate the negative impact of labour migration on the countries of origin, while doing everything needed to preserve the positive aspects”.

Preserving Jewish cultural heritage

04/10/2019 | Session

In order to improve the protection and preservation of Jewish heritage sites, PACE has proposed a number of guidelines to member States concerning strategy and policy design.

Free debate on current issues

04/10/2019 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held this afternoon a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Ten parliamentarians took the floor.

PACE to Europe’s governments: ‘It is your duty not to let people drown in the Mediterranean’

03/10/2019 | Session

While welcoming the commitment of NGOs to carrying out sea rescues, the Parliamentary Assembly has insisted that “it is the duty of States not to let people drown in the Mediterranean”.

"The 70th anniversary is an opportunity to give new political impetus to our organization”

03/10/2019 | Session

"Today, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, we have the opportunity to give a new political impetus to our organisation", said the PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier.