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PACE calls for an end to sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments

09/04/2019 | Session

The Assembly called for a series of measures aimed at stopping sexism and sexual harassment in politics. These recommendations are addressed to national parliaments, but also to political parties and governments.

Council of Europe should retain ‘primacy’ when assessing EU states’ basic values

09/04/2019 | Session

PACE has suggested the Council of Europe should retain “primacy” when it comes to assessing EU member states’ compliance with common fundamental values, while stepping up its “political co-ordination” with the EU.

Urgent debate on the role and mission of the Assembly

08/04/2019 | Session

Adopting its agenda at the opening of the 2019 Spring Session, the Assembly decided to hold an urgent debate on the theme “Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future”.

Europe’s ‘common home’ must be maintained and continue to wield influence, says PACE President

08/04/2019 | Session

The President called on PACE members to meet the expectations of “millions of Europeans who are reaping the tangible benefits of closer union between the peoples and nations of Europe."

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

08/04/2019 | Session

The progress report which covers the activities and decisions of the Assembly’s subsidiary bodies since the last session was presented today in the plenary by Boriana Aberg (Sweden, EPP /CD).

Commissioner Mijatović highlights main human rights challenges in Europe

08/04/2019 | Session

Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented in Strasbourg her first annual activity report in a debate before the Parliamentary Assembly of the organisation.

Addressing the Council of Europe crisis requires constructiveness from all parties, says Timo Soini

08/04/2019 | Session

“Finding a solution to the current political and institutional crisis would require close co-operation with all member States and both statutory bodies, said Timo Soini addressing the Assembly today.

Spring session: addresses by the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia

05/04/2019 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe holds its spring session in Strasbourg on 8 to 12 April 2019, with addresses expected by the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia.

Deprivation of nationality as an anti-terror measure may be ‘at odds with human rights’

25/01/2019 | Session

The deprivation of nationality in the context of counter-terrorism strategies is “a drastic measure which can be extremely socially divisive” and may be “at odds with human rights”, according to PACE.

Improving follow-up to CPT recommendations

25/01/2019 | Session

PACE called the national parliaments to react promptly to CPT reports concerning their country, by holding their governments to account for the timely implementation of CPT recommendations.

PACE urges Russia to release Ukrainian servicemen, ensure free passage in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait

24/01/2019 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly has urged Russia to immediately release Ukrainian servicemen, to ensure freedom of passage in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, and to refrain from violence in the area.

Safeguarding the rights of persons belonging to national minorities

24/01/2019 | Session

The Assembly reiterated its appeal to all member States “to respond positively and pay close attention to the needs of persons belonging to national minorities and to safeguard their rights”.