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President regrets Russian parliament’s decision not to participate in the work of the Assembly in 2016

19/01/2016 | President

“Yesterday I received a letter informing me of the decision of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation not to submit the credentials of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly”, Anne Brasseur said.

President, ending Germany visit: we must stop the populists who surf on fear of migrants

13/01/2016 | President

“Integration should be the top priority in dealing with migrants and refugees,” said Anne Brasseur, ending a visit to Berlin and Golzow, while praising Germany’s 'humanist response' to the current crisis.

President strongly condemns Istanbul attack

12/01/2016 | President

“Terrorism has once again struck one of our member States today. I deplore and strongly condemn the bomb attack in Istanbul. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims”.

Working visit by PACE President to Germany

07/01/2016 | President

PACE President Anne Brasseur will make a working visit on 11-12 January to Berlin and Golzow, where she is due to meet the Minister of State for Migration, Refugees and Integration and the German delegation to PACE.

In 2016, living in democracies where human rights are respected

31/12/2015 | President

Anne Brasseur deplored that 2015 was a difficult year for Council of Europe values and expressed the hope that 2016 would be marked by the enjoyment of human rights and respect for the rule of law.

PACE President concerned by threat to the Rule of Law in Poland

22/12/2015 | President

I call on my parliamentary colleagues in Poland not to enact – precipitously – legislation relating to the Constitutional Tribunal which may seriously undermine the Rule of Law,” said Anne Brasseur.

UN Resolution "a good start" for Syria, says Brasseur

19/12/2015 | President

"At last the UN Security Council has the Syrian patient on the operating table" PACE President Anne Brasseur said, "and now it has to work out the cure to save the country."

‘Migration is a global issue that requires local action’

16/12/2015 | President

“Many refugees who have arrived in Europe will remain and we must propose lasting solutions to their integration,” Anne Brasseur said at a conference on 'A comprehensive humanitarian and political response to the migration crisis'.

“We need more of the UK in Europe, during these challenging times, not less”

16/12/2015 | President

At the end of her visit to the United Kingdom, Anne Brasseur highlighted the important role that the United Kingdom has always played as a champion of human rights, a model of democracy and generous international donor.

“The year may be reaching an end but the human rights challenges continue”

14/12/2015 | President

“The year may be reaching an end but the human rights challenges and our responsibility to speak out about them continue”, Anne Brasseur said, in the Bureau meeting in London today.

PACE President: high-level bilateral contacts in London

11/12/2015 | President

Anne Brasseur will have meetings in London on 14-15 December with the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Minister of State for Europe, and the Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice.

"Our partnership with Morocco is efficient, stable and constructive", President says

10/12/2015 | President

At the end of her official visit, PACE President welcomed Morocco's commitment to an efficient, stable and constructive partnership with the Council of Europe. "Our values and standards are central to this partnership", she said.