Category Archives: Reports

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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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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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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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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Blondin presenting the report in debating chamber
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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