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Republic of Moldova: PACE welcomes ‘resilience and restraint’ of Moldovans in crisis situation

03/10/2019 | Session

Given the polarised context in the Republic of Moldova, the Parliamentary Assembly has welcomed the peaceful transition of power and “the resilience and restraint” demonstrated by the Moldovan people.

Independence and common standards for Ombudsman institutions

02/10/2019 | Session

“There is an urgent need to establish common norms governing the functioning of Ombudsman institutions, and in particular ways in which their independence should be ensured,” PACE said, adopting a resolution today.

Marija Pejčinović Burić to use full powers to ensure human rights protection

02/10/2019 | Session

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić pledged to use her full powers to ensure human rights standards were respected throughout the Council of Europe region.

Council of Europe Bank can work for a more inclusive society

02/10/2019 | Session

Despite complexities in the economic, financial and regulatory environment of the Development Bank's activity, the Assembly has hailed its success in managing risk and its support for social projects.

PACE elects Ana Maria Guerra Martins judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Portugal

02/10/2019 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today elected Ana Maria Guerra Martins as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Portugal.

For adequate protection and support for victims of terrorism

02/10/2019 | Session

PACE has proposed a set of measures concerning the recognition of the status of victims of terrorism, specific support at national and international level, as well as co-operation with civil society.

Post-monitoring dialogue: PACE commends North Macedonia on progress since 2013

02/10/2019 | Session

PACE has commended the authorities of North Macedonia for the progress made since 2013 as part of its post-monitoring dialogue with the country - and set out a list of five areas it will further assess in its next report.

PACE demands strong laws to protect whistleblowers

01/10/2019 | Session

Council of Europe member States should pass powerful laws to protect whistleblowers, drawing inspiration from a forthcoming EU Directive in this area, the Assembly has said.

Emmanuel Macron: ‘The Council of Europe is the place where the divisions on our continent can be healed’

01/10/2019 | Session

In his address to the Assembly today, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the “70 years of battles and conquests that are all part of the Council of Europe’s wealth of experience”.

The 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe marks 70 years of peace on the continent

01/10/2019 | Session

On the occasion of the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the President recalled the origin of the organisation, "born at the end of two world wars that have been a frightful human and moral tragedy".

PACE elects a new Vice-President in respect of Spain

30/09/2019 | Session

PACE today elected, at the opening of its Autumn 2019 Session, Antonio Gutiérrez Limones as a new Vice-President of the Assembly in respect of Spain.

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

30/09/2019 | Session

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