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Marija Pejčinović Burić
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Secretary General’s Question Time at Parliamentary Assembly

19/06/2023 | Session

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has responded to parliamentarians’ questions at the PACE Summer session’s Question Time. During a lively Q & A session, Marija Pejčinović Burić highlighted the results of the Fourth Summit of the Heads of State and Government in...

Address by H.E. Mr Péter SZIJJÁRTÓ, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Hungary's Foreign Minister addresses PACE

19/06/2023 | Session

Addressing the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), which is meeting in Strasbourg for its 2023 Summer Session, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, referred to the foreign policy of his country in the context of the war of aggression against Ukraine. “There's...

Andrej Hunko

San Marino: PACE encourages the authorities to strengthen the effectiveness of direct democracy

28/04/2023 | Session

PACE today lauded San Marino for its “wide and impressive range of institutional consultation mechanisms and instruments of direct democracy” while expressing concern about the numerous reports that indicate that these consultation mechanisms are “not always used as foreseen by law, or that its...

Yevheniia Kravchuk, (Ukraine, ALDE)

PACE emphasizes importance of safe social media use for youth in promoting democratic engagement and...

28/04/2023 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has emphasised the importance of ensuring safe social media use for young people “to promote youth participation in social, economic and political life via the media”. In a resolution based on the report by Fiona O’Loughlin (Ireland, ALDE...

Constantinos EFSTATHIOU

PACE urges States to fulfill legal obligations by implementing judgments of the Strasbourg Court

27/04/2023 | Session

Adopting a resolution on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, based on a report presented by Constantinos Efstathiou (Cyprus, SOC), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) expressed its concern about the delays in implementing the Court's...

Guðni Th. JÓHANNESSON, President of Iceland

President of Iceland addresses the Parliamentary Assembly

27/04/2023 | Session

The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, commended the Parliamentary Assembly for its swift response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We must continue to condemn this violation of international law and norms. Therefore, let us all hope that the Reykjavík summit next month will deliver...

Debate under urgent procedure: Deportations and forcible transfers of Ukrainian children and other civilians to Russian Federation or to Ukrainian territories temporarily occupied: create conditions for their safe return, stop these crimes and punish the perpetrators, intervention of : Mrs Olena ZELENSKA, First Lady of Ukraine (online)

The forcible transfer and ‘russification’ of Ukrainian children shows evidence of genocide, says PACE

27/04/2023 | Session

PACE has demanded the safe return of Ukrainian children forcibly transferred to Russia or territory it temporarily occupies, as well as punishment of those who carried it out at all levels – pointing out that the documented evidence of this practice matches with the international definition of...

Current affairs debate

Russia’s role in escalating tensions in the Republic of Moldova

27/04/2023 | Session

"If there is one lesson to be drawn from the current sanguinary page of European history written by the Russian Federation, it is that appeasement is not an option. The aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine is not only a brutal, illegal, unjustified and unjustifiable war of...

Geraint DAVIES (United Kingdom, SOC)

PACE calls for sustainable development and protection of fundamental rights in trade agreements

27/04/2023 | Session

According to PACE, trade should be greener and fairer: all trade and investment agreements should contain “comprehensive provisions on sustainable development and protection of fundamental rights”, with strong enforcement which is commensurate with protecting investors. Unanimously approving a...

The European Court of Human Rights

PACE elects Sebastian Răduleţu judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Romania

26/04/2023 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Sebastian Răduleţu as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Romania. Mr Răduleţu, having obtained a majority of votes cast, is elected judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine...

Simon Moutquin

Assembly urges support for Türkiye and Syria following earthquakes, and greater preparedness for disasters

26/04/2023 | Session

PACE has urged Council of Europe member states to show their support for the authorities of Türkiye and Syria following the earthquakes that recently struck both countries, and called more widely for greater preparedness for “natural” disasters and extreme events. Unanimously approving a...

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland

Icelandic Foreign Minister: Ukraine, core values high on agenda at Reyjkavik Summit

25/04/2023 | Session

“Support and solidarity with Ukraine is one of the main priorities of our Presidency and we have worked hard to ensure that the outcome of the Reykjavík Summit in May further strengthens our collective resolve,” said Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland...