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PACE fully supports the priorities of the Armenian Chairmanship

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

“The Parliamentary Assembly shares and supports the priorities of the Armenian Chairmanship, which are fully in keeping with our main lines of action,” said PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon.

Council of Europe budget freeze for 2014 and 2015

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

In the context of current economic and financial crisis, the Council of Europe budget for 2014 and 2015 will show zero nominal growth, for the first time in the Organisation’s history, stressed the Assembly.

PACE calls for alternatives to imprisonment

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Assembly has invited all Council of Europe member States, and in particular those with the highest rates of imprisonment, to vigorously promote the use of non-custodial sentences.

Amendment of the monitoring procedure

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee, meeting in Yerevan, decided to make amendments to its monitoring procedure based on proposals by Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD), rapporteur on this subject.

PACE Standing Committee statement on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

On the occasion of its meeting in Yerevan on 31 May 2013, the PACE Standing Committee declared: “The search for a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a commitment taken by Armenia and by Azerbaijan".

The Assembly will cut expenditure in 2014 and 2015

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

Faced with the desire of many member States to impose a biennial budget based on zero nominal growth, and following the proposals by the rapporteur Rudy Salles, the Assembly agreed to reduce its expenditure for 2014 and 2015.

States should encourage men to take up parental leave

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

European governments should actively encourage men to take up parental leave, the Parliamentary Assembly has said. In a resolution voted today, based on a report by Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ALDE), PACE’s Standing Committee said parental leave schemes should enable parents, irrespective of their sex, to look after their children on an equal footing.

Re-eligibility of committee chairpersons or vice-chairpersons

31/05/2013 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the PACE decided today in Yerevan that if a committee chair or vice-chair falls vacant in the course of a session, a former chairperson or vice-chairperson of that committee who has served two complete terms may be elected for an incomplete term until the end of that session (this decision will not apply to sub-committees).

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Yerevan

23/05/2013 | Standing Committee

PACE Standing Committee meeting will be held in Yerevan on Friday 31 May 2013 under the Armenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. On this occasion, PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon will hold high-level meetings with the President of the Republic Serzh Sargsyan...

PACE seeks more rigorous procedures for selecting experts on Council of Europe bodies

08/03/2013 | Standing Committee

PACE has called for more rigorous procedures – at both national and international level – for selecting experts who sit on the Council of Europe’s principal human rights monitoring mechanisms, such as its anti-torture and anti-racism bodies, or those dealing with social rights and national minorities.

Preserving European industrial heritage

08/03/2013 | Standing Committee

In a resolution adopted today by the Standing Committee meeting in Paris, the Assembly has made a series of practical recommendations to member States with a view to preserving Europe’s industrial heritage. To ensure that such protection is effective, the PACE has proposed that a European label for industrial heritage be developed.

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

05/03/2013 | Standing Committee

Debates on the industrial heritage in Europe, and on reinforcing the selection processes for experts of key Council of Europe human rights monitoring mechanisms, will feature on the agenda of the PACE Standing Committee at its meeting in Paris on Friday 8 March 2013.