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Free debate on current issues

26/04/2022 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held this afternoon a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Thirteen parliamentarians took the floor.

PACE spring session: the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

25/04/2022 | Session

A general policy debate on the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine was at the centre of the spring plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which was held in hybrid format from 25 to 28 April 2022. In the context of this...

PACE President urges members to help restore peace in Ukraine

25/04/2022 | President

At the opening of the PACE spring session in Strasbourg, President Tiny Kox urged members to help restore peace in Ukraine and the entire continent, and to assist Council of Europe member State Ukraine “to regain its national sovereignty and territorial integrity and rebuild its society, which is...

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since the last session

25/04/2022 | Session

The Assembly's extraordinary plenary session (14-15 March) on the consequences of Russia's aggression against Ukraine; relations with Belarus; the list of candidates for the post of judge at the European Court of Human Rights submitted by Ukraine; the lists of candidates to the European Committee...

Digital devices should have built-in adult content blockers to protect children

25/04/2022 | Session

All digital devices should have easy-to-use parental controls and tools for filtering and blocking pornographic material built into them by default in order to combat children's exposure to adult content, the Assembly said. These control tools should be “systematically activated in public spaces...

PACE spring session: the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

24/03/2022 | Session

A general policy debate on the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine will be at the centre of the spring plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to be held in hybrid format from 25 to 28 April 2022. Sergio Mattarella, President...

The Russian Federation can no longer be a member State of the Council of Europe, PACE says

15/03/2022 | Session

The Russian Federation “committed grave violations of the Council of Europe Statute incompatible with the status of a member State, does not bear its undertakings before the Council of Europe and does not comply with the commitments before it”. Therefore, the Council of Europe Parliamentary...

PACE debated the consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine at an extraordinary...

14/03/2022 | Session

The consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine was the focus of an extraordinary plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), held in hybrid mode on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 March 2022. The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal...

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...

Ukrainian Prime Minister demands that Russia be immediately ousted from the Council of Europe

14/03/2022 | Session

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, addressing an extraordinary session of PACE by video-link, has demanded that the Russian Federation be immediately ousted from the Council of Europe. “The right to life is one of the key fundamental rights – and today, at the centre of Europe, this right is...

Secretary General condemns the Russian Federation’s aggression, calls for solidarity with Ukraine

14/03/2022 | Session

Addressing the extraordinary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić spoke about the organisation’s response to the ongoingRussian aggression in Ukraine. “Since the decision to suspend Russia’s representation was taken on 25...