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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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PACE has no confidence in Pedro Agramunt as PACE’s President

PACE Bureau declares ‘no confidence’ in Pedro Agramunt as President The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Strasbourg today, resolved that it has ...

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PACE calls on Hungary to engage in open dialogue with NGO

By approving a resolution based on a report prepared by Mogens Jensen (SOC, Denmark) today, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls on Hungary to suspend the ...

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PACE reopens monitoring procedure with respect to Turkey

On the basis of the report “The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey” by Marianne Mikko (Estonia, SOC) and Ingebjørg Godskesen (Norway, EC), the PACE decided to reopen the full ...

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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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