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PACE President on Russia’s exclusion from the Council of Europe: ‘sad but necessary’

16/03/2022 | President

Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has welcomed the decision of the Committee of Ministers to exclude the Russian Federation from the organisation as of today. The decision comes as an immediate reaction to the Opinion unanimously adopted by the...

Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on the exclusion of the Russian Federation

15/03/2022 | President

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić...

Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine: press conference by the PACE President

14/03/2022 | Session

Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will give today a press conference at 2 p.m. today (Room 1, Palais de l'Europe) as part of the PACE plenary session which is discussing, today and tomorrow, the consequences of the Russian Federation’s...

A moment of silence for the victims of "a brutal war that never should have started"

14/03/2022 | President

Opening the first ever extraordinary session of PACE in Strasbourg, held “to allow the member states’ parliaments to thoroughly investigate the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine,” President Tiny Kox invited the Assembly to stand for a moment of silence “to show...

‘We see you, women of Ukraine’ – an open letter by PACE President Tiny Kox on International Women’s Day

08/03/2022 | President

PACE President Tiny Kox has expressed his solidarity with and support for the women of Ukraine in an open letter to mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2022). Writing to the head of Ukraine’s PACE delegation Mariia Mezentseva, the President said: “We see you, women of Ukraine, protecting your...

Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

08/03/2022 | President

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić...

PACE President reacts to new Russian law against the media

07/03/2022 | President

“I deeply deplore the new law in Russia, which provides for prison sentences of up to 15 years for spreading information “discrediting” the military forces,” said PACE President Tiny Kox. “Several news media will suspend reporting in Russia to protect their journalists. This new law is totally...

PACE President calls for open humanitarian corridors for all those in need in Ukraine

03/03/2022 | President

“Thursday 24 February 2022 has sadly changed the course of history, with the start of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine. There is no alternative to peace and constructive dialogue, but there are legally binding rules and principles that must be fully respected during an armed...

PACE President calls on Council of Europe parliaments to ensure the Organisation’s financial sustainability...

27/02/2022 | President

“I wholeheartedly welcome today’s initiative, just voted in the German Bundestag, to ensure that the Council of Europe does not suffer any medium or long term financial damage as a result of the Organisation’s decision to suspend Russia over its armed attack against Ukraine,” said PACE President...

PACE President reacts to Russian military attack on Ukraine

24/02/2022 | President

“I am deeply appalled by the military attack of the Russian Federation against Ukraine that started last night,” said the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Tiny Kox. “I urge the Russian Federation to immediately end its military action and withdraw its...

Statement by PACE President Tiny Kox on the recognition of the so-called ‘people’s republics’ of Donetsk...

21/02/2022 | President

“I am joining the statement of Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić that the recognition of the so-called ‘peoples’ republics’ of Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian Federation is in violation of international law and represents a unilateral breach of the Minsk agreements...

Council of Europe leaders make joint statement on Ukraine

15/02/2022 | President

The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chair of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, Luigi Di Maio, the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić...