Category Archives: Our initiatives and report

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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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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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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 Jan
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Strong condemnation of any form of corruption

The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: Strong condemnation of any form of corruption and call for an independent investigation of the alleged accusations The recent media and NGO’s reports about corruption and conflict of ...

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18 Nov
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International labelling of transgender people as ill must stop!

“Being transgender is not an illness, and it is time that medical standards around the world reflect that,” said the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (PACE) General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC), in view ...

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08 Jul
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The Socialist Group declares “Culture should remain a priority for Governments”

Culture is essential to create dialogue and build bridges, instead of walls, between different traditions and different countries. Especially nowadays education and culture play a key role for preventing radicalisation and empowering civil society in building democratic citizenship. By supporting ...
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07 Jul
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Women in the armed forces: promoting equality, putting an end to gender-based violence

It is vital to step up efforts to prevent and combat harassment and violence against women in the armed forces. They should adopt and strictly apply a policy of zero tolerance vis-à-vis gender-based violence and establish independent mechanisms for dealing ...

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