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PACE Standing Committee met in The Hague

03/03/2023 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which brings together around 60 of the Assembly’s members, met in the Peace Palace of The Hague on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March 2023. The Standing Committee meeting was preceded by a special event entitled...

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Standing Committee meetings open in The Hague

02/03/2023 | Standing Committee

"Seventy-five years ago, on the 9th of May 1948, the Congress of The Hague took place, the reason you are meeting here today. The Congress of The Hague is considered as the birthplace of the Council of Europe: the future and structure of the Council of Europe were discussed, and one year later...

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75 years of the Congress of The Hague: political will is needed to ensure the culture of multilateralism lasts

02/03/2023 | Standing Committee

Seventy-five years ago, over 750 delegates from around Europe took part in the historic steps towards European unity at the Congress of Europe in The Hague. Against this background, a special event at the Peace Palace in The Hague today reflected upon the geopolitical balance in today’s...

Current affairs debate: supporting Ukraine a year after the beginning of the Russian Federation’s large...

02/03/2023 | Standing Committee

“I am proud and saddened to have been in Kyiv on 24 February this year to commemorate the start of the atrocities, to reiterate my group’s support – and I believe the support of this Assembly too – for Ukraine and our colleagues, and to remember the victims,” said Iulian Bulai (Romania, ALDE...

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PACE Standing Committee met in Reykjavik

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which brings together around 60 of the Assembly’s members, met in Reykjavik on Friday 25 November 2022. After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Tiny Kox, Alþingi Speaker Birgir Ármannsson gave a...

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PACE and Althingi Presidents open Standing Committee meeting in Reykjavik

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

PACE President Tiny Kox and Birgir Ármannsson, Speaker of the Alþingi, the Parliament of Iceland, opened today's meeting of the Standing Committee in Reykjavik, bringing together around 60 members of the Parliamentary Assembly. “We are gathered here shortly after the historic decision by the...

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Current affairs debate on escalation in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

"The atrocities uncovered in the liberated Ukrainian territories unfortunately underline once again how crucial the fight against impunity is," declared Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE), opening a current affairs debate in Reykjavik on escalation in the Russian Federation’s war of aggression...

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Digital violence against women: a criminal issue but also an issue of social justice and democracy

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

Opening an event organised on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, marked every year on 25 November, PACE President Tiny Kox underlined that while important gains in the fight against gender-based violence have been made over decades of activism, “it is clear that...

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On the #RoadToReykjavik, PACE calls for a 4th Summit which meets Europeans’ expectations

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee today welcomed the Committee of Ministers’ decision to hold a 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe in May 2023 and said that the organisation emerging from it should “better respond to citizens’ expectations in terms of openness, transparency...

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The Council of Europe and its values ‘more relevant than ever’ after unprecedented setback of Russian...

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

Council of Europe member States should recommit to the values, principles and standards of the Organisation at the highest political level, PACE has said – pointing out that these are more relevant than ever when they are being “openly challenged”. In a resolution based on a report by Laima...

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'The input of the Parliamentary Assembly is crucial to the success of the 4th Summit', says Icelandic...

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

“Today, we realise more than ever how important it is to stand united in our fight for a just and fair Europe, where democracy, human rights and the rule of law prevail. In addressing and resolving pressing global challenges, multilateralism is key. Together we must strongly advocate for the...

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Evaluation of the Partnership for Democracy regarding the Parliament of Jordan

25/11/2022 | Standing Committee

The PACE Standing Committee welcomed the efforts of the Jordanian Parliament in striving to comply with the political commitments of a partner for democracy, six years after obtaining this status with PACE, “despite the internal and external challenges the country is facing”. Adopting a...