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Summer Session 2017

Europe and migration to take centre-stage at the Summer Session

Strasbourg, 26-30 June 2017

Europe and migration took centre-stage at the Summer plenary part-session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), held in Strasbourg from 26 to 30 June 2017.

Four reports were debated on Wednesday 28 June, focusing on the humanitarian and political response to the migration crisis, the human rights implications of the European response to transit migration, migration as an opportunity for European development and the integration of refugees in times of critical pressure.

Speakers in the debates included Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Mayor of Athens Giorgos Kaminis, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks, and the Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson.

The Assembly held, on Thursday, a current affairs debate on "Europe's common fight against terrorism: Successes and failures".

Other highlights of the session included debates on recognising and enforcing the principle of accountability in the Parliamentary Assembly, promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption and parliamentary scrutiny over corruption. It was also planned to hold debates on the situation in Belarus and political influence over independent media and journalists.

Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, and Duško Markovic, Prime Minister of Montenegro, delivered speeches, and Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, addressed the Assembly's parliamentarians in his capacity as Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers.

Meetings

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Reports and opinions

Monday 26 June 2017

Doc. 14350 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 14345 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (28 April-25 June 2017) Doc. 14345 Add. 1 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (26 June 2017) Doc. 14349 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly between the second and the third part of the 2017 Ordinary session

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Doc. 14338 (Report) Recognition and implementation of the principle of accountability in the Parliamentary Assembly Doc. 14344 (Report) Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption Doc. 14352 (Committee Opinion) Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption Doc. 14274 (Report) Parliamentary scrutiny over corruption: parliamentary co­operation with the investigative media Doc. 14333 (Report) The situation in Belarus

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Doc. 14342 (Report) A comprehensive humanitarian and political response to the migration and refugee crisis in Europe Doc. 14351 (Committee Opinion) A comprehensive humanitarian and political response to the migration and refugee crisis in Europe Doc. 14341 (Report) Human rights implications of the European response to transit migration across the Mediterranean Doc. 14359 (Committee Opinion) Human rights implications of the European response to transit migration across the Mediterranean Doc. 14329 (Report) Integration of refugees in times of critical pressure: learning from recent experience and examples of best practice Doc. 14354 (Committee Opinion) Integration of refugees in times of critical pressure: learning from recent experience and examples of best practice Doc. 14347 (Committee Opinion) Integration of refugees in times of critical pressure: learning from recent experience and examples of best practice Doc. 14335 (Report) Migration as an opportunity for European development Doc. 14348 (Committee Opinion) Migration as an opportunity for European development

Thursday 29 June 2017

Doc. 14337 (Report) Putting an end to sexual violence and harassment of women in public space Doc. 14361 (Committee Opinion) Putting an end to sexual violence and harassment of women in public space Doc. 14340 (Report) The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14339 (Report) Political influence over independent media and journalists

Friday 30 June 2017

Doc. 14343 (Report) The “Turin Process”: reinforcing social rights in Europe Doc. 14370 (Committee Opinion) The “Turin process”: reinforcing social rights in Europe Doc. 14345 Add. 2 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (30 June 2017)

Speakers list

Date Lists
Monday 26 June 1 2 3 4
Tuesday 27 June 1 2 3 4 5
Wednesday 28 June 1 2
Thursday 29 June 1 2 3 4
Friday 30 June 1

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