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Free debate on current issues

26/06/2018 | Session

Some 35 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe spoke today in the so-called “free debate”, which allows parliamentarians to speak on current issues not already included on the session agenda.

Secretary General’s dialogue with Assembly members

26/06/2018 | Session

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland replied to questions from members of the Parliamentary Assembly in a question and answer session during the Parliamentary Assembly’s Summer part-session.

PACE to hold two urgent debates

25/06/2018 | Session

The Assembly will hold debates on “Threats to the health and life of Ukrainian prisoners in the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea” and on “International obligations of Council of Europe member States: to protect life at sea”.

Liliane Maury Pasquier elected PACE President

25/06/2018 | Session

Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Succeeding Michele Nicoletti, she becomes PACE’s 32nd President.

PACE elects a new Vice-President in respect of Italy

25/06/2018 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected, at the opening of its Summer 2018 Session, Michele Nicoletti as a new Vice-President of the Assembly in respect of Italy. Twenty Vice-Presidents are elected annually.

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

25/06/2018 | Session

PACE Standing Committee meeting in Zagreb and the observation of the early presidential election in Azerbaijan (11 April 2018) were major themes during the debate on the progress report of the Bureau.

Croatian Chairmanship plans put focus on fighting corruption

25/06/2018 | Session

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić spelled out the priorities of Croatia for its six-month spell chairing the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in a speech today.

Summer Session: Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers to address PACE

05/06/2018 | Session

PACE is scheduled to elect its new President at its summer session in Strasbourg. VIPs to address members include the Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers as well as the Luxembourg Foreign Minister.

PACE warns of the new threat of ‘hybrid war’, but reaffirms that existing laws continue to apply

27/04/2018 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly today has warned of the new threat of “hybrid war,” in which adversaries combine traditional military action with other hostile acts in the information sphere.

Tuberculosis: every patient must be diagnosed effectively and have access to treatment

27/04/2018 | Session

PACE called on member States to ensure that every tuberculosis patient is effectively diagnosed and has access to appropriate treatment and care, as well as to psycho-social support.

Free schooling for all migrant children

27/04/2018 | Session

PACE has urged Council of Europe member States to provide free schooling for all migrant children, in line with their international undertakings, and to treat them in the same way as other children for educational purposes.

Current affairs debate: Europe's role in peacemaking initiatives in Syria

26/04/2018 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today held a current affairs debate on Europe's role in peacemaking initiatives in Syria, opened by Rósa Björk Brynjolfsdottir.