Category Archives: Plenary sessions in Strasbourg

11 Oct
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Gabriela Heinrich elected General Rapporteur on Combatting Racism and Intolerance

On 10 October 2017, Gabriela Heinrich (SOC/DE) was elected General Rapporteur on Combatting Racism and Intolerance by the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. As General Rapporteur, Ms. Heinrich is responsible for coordinating all topics surrounding the issues of racism, intolerance and ...

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04 Jul
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SOC STATEMENT ON DISMISSAL OF PEDRO AGRAMUNT

The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: “A formal dismissal is long overdue – now PACE has the legal basis to do so” On Friday 30 June 2017, 158 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of ...

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03 Jul
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SOC Statement on full cooperation with investigation body

Statement The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: “We call all members and former members of our group to fully cooperate with the independent external investigation body” On Monday, 26 June 2017 the Parliamentary Assembly ...

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30 Jun
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PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

PACE has denounced a series of methods used to exert political influence over journalists – ranging from physical threats and detention through to intimidation and harassment of editors and journalists, more “insidious” psychological pressure aimed at inducing self-censorship, or putting ...

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29 Jun
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PACE voices concern over delays in implementing the Court’s judgments

PACE today expressed deep concern about the number of Court judgments pending before the Committee of Ministers – nearly 10,000 – despite some progress, and even though all these judgments are not at the same stage of implementation. Read more

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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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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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