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Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC): Constitutional Referendum in Turkey was „neither fair no free”

  After the constitutional referendum in Turkey on Sunday 16 April 2017, Stefan Schennach (SOC) resumes that the process was “neither fair nor free”. Schennach was part of the ad ...

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SOC GROUP STATEMENT: explanations on Agramunt’s visit in Syria

The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: Asking explanation about the visit of PACE President Agramunt in Syria and firm dissociation Recent media articles in ...

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January 2017 PACE Plenary Session: opening speech by Josette Durrieu

January 2017 PACE Plenary Session: opening speech by Josette Durrieu First sitting Monday 23 January 2017 at 11.30 a.m. 3. Address by the doyenne of the Assembly The PRESIDENT – ...

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Older persons: measures enabling them to live in dignity

The PACE Committee on Social Affairs called on March 24th on European governments “to take measures with a view to combating ageism, improving care for older persons and preventing their ...

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Allegations of corruption made against some members or former members of PACE

Allegations of corruption and fostering of interests made against some members or former members of PACE The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs of the Council of ...

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Spring PACE Session 2017

Spring session 2017: the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey Strasbourg, 24-28 April 2017 The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey is scheduled to be debated during the Council of ...

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Bilan de la session janvier 2017 de l’Assemblée Parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe

J’ai participé cette semaine à la session d’hiver de l’Assemblée Parlementaire du Conseil de l’Europe (APCE) à Strasbourg. J’ai trouvé l’atmosphère au Palais de l’Europe pesante, si ce n’est oppressante. ...

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Statement on the controversial report “The need to reform European migration policies”

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted on Thursday 26 January 2017 on a controversial report on “The need to reform European migration policies” after holding a long and ...

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Liliane Maury Pasquier new First Vice Chair

On Monday 23 January 2017 the Socialists elected Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland) to be the new First Vice Chair of the group. Already being the Chair of the Rules Committee ...

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Strong condemnation of any form of corruption

The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: Strong condemnation of any form of corruption and call for an independent investigation of the alleged accusations The ...

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