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PACE President, ahead of debates on migration and asylum: ‘They are still dying out there’

18/04/2016 | President

In April 2015, the world was horrified by the catastrophic loss of life during a single incident of a vessel capsizing in the Mediterranean Sea. Almost a year later reports emerge that a boat capsized with heavy loss of life.

Pedro Agramunt in Hungary urges European solidarity: ‘No country can solve the challenges we face alone’

06/04/2016 | President

Pedro Agramunt called for a comprehensive pan-European approach to meeting the challenges of the refugee crisis, and the threat of terrorism and radicalisation, as well as finding solutions to “frozen conflicts”.

PACE President calls for respect of cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh

03/04/2016 | President

PACE President Pedro Agramunt has called on both sides to swiftly resume negotiations towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

PACE President to visit Hungary

31/03/2016 | President

Pedro Agramunt will make a visit to Hungary from 3 to 5 April, during which he will meet, in particular, the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

PACE President: release of Intigam Aliyev is a welcome judicial step

28/03/2016 | President

“The release of the human rights defender Intigam Aliyev is an important step for the judiciary in Azerbaijan, which needs to be strengthened and needs to act with genuine independence,” said Pedro Agramunt.

President shocked by attacks in Brussels

22/03/2016 | President

“I am deeply shocked by the attacks in Brussels that killed so many people and left many others injured,” said Pedro Agramunt. “These attacks, at the heart of Europe, are a direct attack on our European values and freedoms”.

President reacts to the beginning of the verdict on PACE member Nadiya Savchenko

21/03/2016 | President

As the Court reads out its verdict, and given the serious questions regarding the fairness of her trial, I once again call for Nadiya Savchenko’s immediate release, said PACE President Pedro Agramunt.

President calls for intensified co-operation between the Council of Europe and the EU

17/03/2016 | President

In the face of the challenges ahead, in particular the refugee crisis and the rise of populism, we need Pan-European solidarity and a multilateral response based on the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights.

President applauds decision to release 148 prisoners in Azerbaijan

17/03/2016 | President

“I have received the good news that 148 persons have been released today in Azerbaijan, including Anar Mammadli, winner of the Vaclav Havel Prize, along with political activists, journalists and human rights defenders.”

PACE President condemns bombing in Ankara

13/03/2016 | President

Pedro Agramunt strongly condemned the bombing attack in Ankara, and extended his condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. "This new violence against innocent people cannot be justified," he said.

PACE President meets EU leaders in Brussels

11/03/2016 | President

PACE President Pedro Agramunt has held meetings from 14 to 16 March in Brussels with, in particular, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament.

Concern about the Istanbul Court's decision undermining media freedom

05/03/2016 | President

PACE President has expressed his serious concern at the decision taken by an Istanbul Court to entrust to state-appointed trustees the control of the media group to which Zaman and Today’s Zaman belong.