Following consultations with the Bureau of the Committee, and in the light of the fact that three rapporteurs are unable to attend the meeting and that there are no issues of urgency on the draft agenda, the Chairperson of the Committee has decided, as a practical measure, to cancel the meeting of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, which was due to take place in Paris on 9 March 2020.
The committee shall consider the general policy of the Council of Europe and all political matters which fall within the competence of the Organisation. It shall report on urgent political situations and crises in Council of Europe member states.
In January 2020, Cheryl Gillan (United Kingdom, EC/DA) was elected as Chairperson of the Committee.
Terms of reference
The committee scrutinises political matters falling within the Council of Europe's mandate and deals with urgent political situations and crises in the organisation's member states.