Category Archives: News

12 Nov
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L’Europe et le multilatéralisme par la preuve

Notre ancien membre du Groupe, Pierre Yves Le Borgn’ écrit un article fort et inspirant suite aux élections du 6 novembre aux Etats-Unis. “Le multilatéralisme est en crise et c’est à l’Europe d’affirmer le leadership nécessaire pour l’adapter aux réalités nouvelles.” L’article ...

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10 Oct
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Marianne Mikko becomes the new 1st Vice Chair of the Group

During the morning meeting of the Group the voting for the 1st Vice Chairman of the Group took place. The two candidacies Marianne Mikko (Estonia) and Soraya Rodriguez (Spain) were being put on vote. Marianne Mikko has become a new ...

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08 Oct
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Vaclav Havel Prize 2018 awarded to Oyub Titiev. SOC President makes a press-statement.

PRESS RELEASE On the occasion of the award of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, Frank Schwabe, Chairman of the Group of the Socialists, Democrats and Greens (SOC) in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and rapporteur ...

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29 Jun
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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 Europe (PACE)“calls on member States to respect international obligations and ...

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28 Jun
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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 by adopting a resolution drawn up by rapporteur Tineke Strik, ...

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25 Jun
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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 the new president of the SOC Group. He had already ...

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21 Jun
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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 withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read the ...

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27 Apr
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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 other hostile acts in the information sphere, such as cyberattacks ...

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27 Apr
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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 organised by the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers ...

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27 Apr
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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 – and for Council of Europe countries to take the lead. ...

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