Author Archives: socpace

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18 Nov
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International labelling of transgender people as ill must stop!

“Being transgender is not an illness, and it is time that medical standards around the world reflect that,” said the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (PACE) General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC), in view ...

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18 Nov
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EUROPEAN PROGRESSIVES – TOGETHER

EUROPEAN PROGRESSIVES – together, insieme, ensemble. This is the motto of the eighteen-month pro-Europe campaign which has been launched by progressive political forces in order to provide a new direction to a progressive Europe. It is an objective of Socialists ...

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19 Oct
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TOGETHER- Stand up for our future

TODAY, the progressive family in Europe, on the initiative of the S&D Group, is launching an 18-month project designed to find answers to the problems the EU is facing. The project called ‘TOGETHER – A new direction for a progressive ...

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08 Jul
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The Socialist Group declares “Culture should remain a priority for Governments”

Culture is essential to create dialogue and build bridges, instead of walls, between different traditions and different countries. Especially nowadays education and culture play a key role for preventing radicalisation and empowering civil society in building democratic citizenship. By supporting ...
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07 Jul
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Women in the armed forces: promoting equality, putting an end to gender-based violence

It is vital to step up efforts to prevent and combat harassment and violence against women in the armed forces. They should adopt and strictly apply a policy of zero tolerance vis-à-vis gender-based violence and establish independent mechanisms for dealing ...

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09 Jun
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Tineke Strik (Netherlands) – “Refugees are at risk in Greece”

“The European Union, supposedly based on solidarity, co-operation and respect for human rights and the rule of law, has failed to provide adequate support or to ensure that responsibility is shared more equitably amongst other member States” declared our member Tineke Strik ...

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09 Jun
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SOCPACE New website !

Welcome to our new website! The Socialist Group in the Council of Europe renews its Web Site!!! In the communication and digital age the web allows us to be closer to citizens, to socialist thinkers and activists. That’s why it was ...

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02 Jun
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Guidelines for the observation of elections by the Parliamentary Assembly

Bearing in mind the objectives and the political nature of the Parliamentary Assembly’s observation missions as well as the problems deriving from the past co-operation arrangements with other international institutions, the following Guidelines were adopted by the Bureau of the ...

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01 Jun
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Reproductive health and women’s rights in Poland

Reproductive health and women’s rights in Poland Undersigned parliamentarians express their worries about current developments with regard to reproductive health and women’s rights in Poland. An initiative has been taken by an anti-abortion organisation to propose a law introducing a ...

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27 Apr
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My summary on the Spring plenary of the Parliamentary Assembly of the COE (18-22 April 2016)

J’ai participé cette semaine à la session de printemps de l’Assemblée Parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe (APCE) à Strasbourg. Cette session était particulièrement importante pour moi car je devais présenter devant la Commission de la culture, de la science, de ...

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