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PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

PACE has denounced a series of methods used to exert political influence over journalists – ranging from physical threats and detention through to intimidation and harassment of editors and journalists, ...

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PACE voices concern over delays in implementing the Court’s judgments

PACE today expressed deep concern about the number of Court judgments pending before the Committee of Ministers – nearly 10,000 – despite some progress, and even though all these judgments ...

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PACE appeals for ‘political courage’ in integrating refugees, points to successful examples

PACE has called on European countries to show “political courage” in integrating refugees, pointing out that certain states – such as Germany or Sweden – have valuable experience in managing ...

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Investigative journalism and whistleblowing are weapons against corruption

Investigative journalism is a “public asset” and a “key weapon in tackling corruption”, the Assembly said in a resolution adopted today, on the basis of a report by Gülsün Bilgehan ...

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Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption

Stepping up the fight against corruption and restoring trust in the efficiency and effectiveness of democratic institutions “must be a priority” for many European democracies, including European institutions, the Assembly ...

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PACE changed its rules of procedure enabling dismissal of its members holding high elective office

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in plenary session in Strasbourg, has decided to amend its Rules of Procedure and to institute a procedure to bring ...

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SOC condemns imprisonment of Enis Berberoğlu and supports protest march in Turkey

“We strongly condemn the imprisonment of Enis Berberoğlu and support the protest march in Turkey” On Wednesday, 15 June 2017 Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s party (CHP), has ...

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Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption

Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption “A strong democracy is the best anti-corruption tool. Unacceptable behaviour weakens social justice and foster populism“, today said Michele Nicoletti (Italy, SOC) ...

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Appointment of the 3 members of the external investigation body

Appointement of the 3 members of the external investigation body The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting on 29th in Prague, appointed the three ...

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SOC Statement on the situation of PACE’s President

April 28th, 2017 Statement The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: “The PACE Bureau´s vote of no-confidence was an act of political responsibility” On Friday ...

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