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President urges member States to ‘shoulder their responsibility’ for European unity

22/06/2018 | President

Speaking during an exchange of views with the EU Council’s Working Party on co-operation with the OSCE and the Council of Europe, Michele Nicoletti appealed to member States to shoulder their responsibility for the future of European unity.

President’s statement on the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council

21/06/2018 | President

PACE President Michele Nicoletti today expressed his deep regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Academic networks as ambassadors of Council of Europe values

21/06/2018 | President

In his speech before the HELP conference, initially set up for the training of legal professionals, the President made a plea for the creation of academic networks to support key Council of Europe Conventions.

President welcomes agreement between Athens and Skopje over ‘name issue’

13/06/2018 | President

PACE President Michele Nicoletti has welcomed the agreement reached between the authorities in Athens and Skopje over the “name issue” which has divided the two countries for many years.

President Nicoletti praises excellent co-operation between PACE and Greece

23/05/2018 | President

Ending an official visit to Greece, PACE President Michele Nicoletti praised the excellent co-operation existing between the Council of Europe and Greece, especially at the parliamentary level.

PACE President makes official visit to Greece

18/05/2018 | President

PACE President Michele Nicoletti is to make an official visit to Greece on 21-22 May, when he is due to meet, among others, the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament.

Michele Nicoletti on the future of the Council of Europe: ‘Let’s concentrate on our core mission’

18/05/2018 | President

Michele Nicoletti, addressing a gathering of Council of Europe ministers in Denmark, has called on the organisation to “concentrate on our core mission, which is defending human rights, democracy and the rule of law”.

Michele Nicoletti: ‘The Convention provides a solid legal foundation for European unity’

12/04/2018 | President

“As a constitutional instrument of the European public order, the Convention provides a solid legal foundation for European unity,” said Michele Nicoletti, speaking at a conference in Copenhagen.

Michele Nicoletti: ‘We must develop a morality of governance’

29/03/2018 | President

“We must spare no efforts to eradicate corruption from our political systems and develop a ‘morality of governance’ that merits the respect of our citizens,” said Michele Nicoletti.

Michele Nicoletti: ‘Preserving European unity: a shared objective’

27/03/2018 | President

“We must deploy all our efforts to fulfill our main responsibility, which is to preserve European unity,” said Michele Nicoletti, paying tribute the Congress’ initiatives aimed at bringing people together.

PACE President condemns terrorist attacks in Trèbes

23/03/2018 | President

Michele Nicoletti condemned “in the strongest possible terms” this morning’s terrorist attacks in Trèbes. “I want to send a message of sympathy to families of the victims and to the French people and the French authorities".

PACE President remembers the victims of terrorism

11/03/2018 | President

On the occasion of the European Day for Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism, Michele Nicoletti has paid tribute to the victims and survivors of terrorist attacks, and sent a message of solidarity and support.