Category Archives: Plenary sessions in Strasbourg

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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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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25 Apr
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Allegations of corruption: the report of the Rules Committee

The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs has unanimously adopted a draft resolution and recommendation on the follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Assembly, which will be ...

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24 Apr
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SOC PACE voted unanimously for Frank Schwabe as its next president

The SOC Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has unanimously chosen Frank Schwabe to be its next President. Frank Schwabe has been fighting to restore the accountability and the credibility of the PACE for the last 1 1/2 years and was part of the group of ...

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18 Apr
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Spring part Session ahead (23-27 April 2018)

Spring Session: state of emergency, hybrid war, corruption, editorial integrity Read the article here  

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09 Apr
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Information on PACE Presidency

The Socialists, Democrats and Greens’ Group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe wish to share an important information concerning the Presidency of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). During the next meeting of the ...

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