Category Archives: Our initiatives and report

29 Jun
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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 the integration of high numbers of refugees which they could ...

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29 Jun
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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 (Turkey, SOC). Read more

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29 Jun
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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 said today at the end of a debate on promoting ...

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27 Jun
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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 into play the institutional accountability of holders of elective offices ...

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16 Jun
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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) presenting to PACE Political Affairs Committee members his report on ...

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02 May
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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 28th April 2017, the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of ...

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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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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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