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PACE urges states to save all lives at sea

In view of the high numbers of lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea by asylum seekers trying desperately to reach Europe on makeshift boats, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of ...

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PACE warns EU to “refrain from externalising migration control”

Deals concluded by the EU with third countries on asylum seekers lead to serious human rights violations. This is what the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concluded today ...

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Frank Schwabe new president of the SOC Group

Following the successful election of Liliane Maury Pasquier as the new president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Frank Schwabe today officially took the office as ...

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Nicoletti’s Statement

Michele Nicoletti, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), expressed on 21st June 2018 his deep regret at the decision of the United States of America to ...

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PACE warns of the new threat of ‘hybrid war’, but reaffirms that existing laws continue to apply

In a resolution based on a report by Boriss Cilevics (SOC), PACE has warned of the new threat of “hybrid war” – in which adversaries combine traditional military action with ...

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The Assembly concerned about certain aspects of the Copenhagen Declaration

The Assembly has expressed certain concerns with regard to the Copenhagen Declaration on the reform of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, adopted at a ministerial conference ...

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PACE spells out national steps to reduce climate change

Based on a report prepared by John Prescott (SOC) PACE has issued a strong call for national measures to cut global warming emissions through the Paris climate change agreement – ...

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Allegations of corruption: the report of the Rules Committee

The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs has unanimously adopted a draft resolution and recommendation on the follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on ...

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SOC’s statement on the Independent External Investigation Body’s report

“We call on all those PACE members whose behavior has been found as unethical or in violation of the Assembly’s Code of Conduct or have refused to cooperate with the ...

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SOC PACE voted unanimously for Frank Schwabe as its next president

The SOC Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has unanimously chosen Frank Schwabe to be its next President. Frank Schwabe has been fighting to restore the accountability and ...

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