On the occasion of the German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth will participate in the spring session of PACE (19-22 April 2021) which will take place in a hybrid format.
The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, and the Secretary General of the organisation, Marija Pejčinović Burić, will also address PACE.
At this session, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, will present her 2020 annual report and the Assembly will award its Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.
Topics on the agenda include a debate on the Assembly's vision of the Council of Europe's strategic priorities and a joint debate on human rights violations and the need for electoral reform in Belarus.
The OECD's work on taxing the digital economy with the participation of its Secretary General Ángel Gurría, discrimination against people with chronic and long-term illnesses, post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro, the preservation of national minorities and a European policy on diasporas will also be discussed.
There have been requests for urgent debates on "The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021" and on "The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey".
Monday 19 April 2021
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Doc. 15132 (Report) Post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro Doc. 15132 Add. (Addendum to the report) Post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro Doc. 15252 (Report) The Assembly's vision on the strategic priorities for the Council of Europe Doc. 15251 (Report) Fighting fiscal injustice: the work of the OECD on taxation of digital economy
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Doc. 15253 (Report) Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus Doc. 15256 (Report) Human rights violations in Belarus require an international investigation Doc. 15208 (Report) Discrimination against persons dealing with chronic and long-term illnesses Doc. 15230 (Committee Opinion) Discrimination against persons dealing with chronic and long-term illnesses
Thursday 22 April 2021