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PACE Standing Committee met in The Hague

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which brings together around 60 of the Assembly’s members, met in the Peace Palace of The Hague on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March 2023. The Standing Committee meeting was preceded by a special event entitled...

Petra Stienen (Netherlands, ALDE)

Improving access to sexual and reproductive healthcare through innovative approaches

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

The PACE Standing Committee, meeting in The Hague, emphasised that access to sexual and reproductive healthcare must be granted to all without discrimination, and encouraged legislators and policy makers to give high priority to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In this respect...

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#RoadToReykjavik: towards the Council of Europe of the future

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

“The Council of Europe Summit is a critical opportunity for the Heads of State and Government of the 46 member States to come together – for Ukraine, for Europe and for the Council of Europe. Our wish for the Summit is to have concrete deliverables that will lead to a real and lasting positive...

Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL)

PACE welcomes European solidarity with displaced Ukrainians, and urges support for all refugees

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

PACE has welcomed the high level of European solidarity shown in welcoming Ukrainians forced to flee Russia’s aggression – and has urged greater support for all refugees. Approving a resolution based on a report by Lord Alexander Dundee (United Kingdom, EC/DA), the Assembly’s Standing Committee...

Round table "The role of men and boys in stopping gender-based violence"

Gender-based violence: men are a part of the problem but must also be part of the solution

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

“Combatting violence against women should not be considered anymore as a feminist issue but as a human rights issue, and should be approached by the whole community, of whom men and boys should be a strong and vocal part,” said PACE President Tiny Kox, opening of a round table on “The role of men...

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Standing Committee meetings open in The Hague

02/03/2023 | Standing Committee

"Seventy-five years ago, on the 9th of May 1948, the Congress of The Hague took place, the reason you are meeting here today. The Congress of The Hague is considered as the birthplace of the Council of Europe: the future and structure of the Council of Europe were discussed, and one year later...

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75 years of the Congress of The Hague: political will is needed to ensure the culture of multilateralism lasts

02/03/2023 | Standing Committee

Seventy-five years ago, over 750 delegates from around Europe took part in the historic steps towards European unity at the Congress of Europe in The Hague. Against this background, a special event at the Peace Palace in The Hague today reflected upon the geopolitical balance in today’s...

Current affairs debate: supporting Ukraine a year after the beginning of the Russian Federation’s large...

02/03/2023 | Standing Committee

“I am proud and saddened to have been in Kyiv on 24 February this year to commemorate the start of the atrocities, to reiterate my group’s support – and I believe the support of this Assembly too – for Ukraine and our colleagues, and to remember the victims,” said Iulian Bulai (Romania, ALDE...

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PACE Standing Committee met in Reykjavik

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which brings together around 60 of the Assembly’s members, met in Reykjavik on Friday 25 November 2022. After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Tiny Kox, Alþingi Speaker Birgir Ármannsson gave a...

Standing Committee meeting in Reykjavik

PACE and Althingi Presidents open Standing Committee meeting in Reykjavik

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

PACE President Tiny Kox and Birgir Ármannsson, Speaker of the Alþingi, the Parliament of Iceland, opened today's meeting of the Standing Committee in Reykjavik, bringing together around 60 members of the Parliamentary Assembly. “We are gathered here shortly after the historic decision by the...

Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE)

Current affairs debate on escalation in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

"The atrocities uncovered in the liberated Ukrainian territories unfortunately underline once again how crucial the fight against impunity is," declared Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE), opening a current affairs debate in Reykjavik on escalation in the Russian Federation’s war of aggression...

Standing Committee meeting in Reykjavik

Digital violence against women: a criminal issue but also an issue of social justice and democracy

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

Opening an event organised on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked every year on 25 November, PACE President Tiny Kox underlined that while important gains in the fight against gender-based violence have been made over decades of activism, “it is clear that...