Category Archives: News

27 Apr
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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 parliamentary debate on the draft law on the “Transparency of ...

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26 Apr
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Protection from gender-based violence should be priority for all refugees

The Parlamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution calling for making the protection from gender-based violence for all refugees a priority – “irrespective of their status”. The resolution was based on the report “Protecting refugee women ...

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25 Apr
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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 monitoring procedure with respect to Turkey until the “serious concerns” ...

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19 Apr
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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 hoc committee of PACE to observe the referendum. Together with ...

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10 Apr
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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 the Russian and in European press reported on the recent ...

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29 Mar
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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 – Colleagues, this is the second time that I have sat ...

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28 Mar
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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 social exclusion”. While welcoming the growing trend towards strengthening the ...

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24 Mar
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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 Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)   adopted unanimously on 26th January 2017 ...

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24 Mar
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Protecting refugee women from gender-based violence

Report on “Protecting refugee women from gender-based violence” By Gisela Wurm, Austria, Socialist Group. The Draft resolution adopted unanimously by the Committee on 20 March 2017 in Paris Declaration by the rapporteur on June 2016  

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24 Mar
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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 Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) spring plenary part-session to be held ...

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