‘We must continue our dialogue, focusing on issues of mutual interest”, President says in Saint Petersburg

Addressing the press in Saint Petersburg, PACE President this morning referred to the relationship between the Assembly and the Russian Parliament and expressed his conviction that dialogue must continue. More

President to attend CIS Interparliamentary Assembly plenary in Saint Petersburg

PACE President Pedro Agramunt will take part in the 46th Plenary Session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA-CIS) in Saint Petersburg on 27 March. More

Contestants in Bulgarian elections could reach out to voters freely, but some recommendations remain to be addressed

Contestants in Bulgaria’s elections could reach out to voters freely, while the low-key campaign was generally characterised by public disillusionment with politics and election weariness, observers concluded. More

Rapporteur calls for immediate release of detained Belarusian activists

Andrea Rigoni (ALDE, Italy), following his fact-finding visit to Minsk on 23-24 March 2017, called on the authorities to immediately release all those who have been detained in connection with the March demonstrations.  More

Co-rapporteurs carry out a monitoring visit to Georgia

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) and Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, are to make a fact-finding visit to the country from 28 to 30 March. More

No Hate Parliamentary Alliance: places of remembrance and cultural institutions

Once again we are witnessing "a very worrisome spike in antisemitic, anti-Roma, islamophobic and especially anti-refugees and migrants rhetoric", Valeriu Nicolae told members of the No Hate Alliance on 21 March 2017 in Paris.  More

President reacts to terrorist incident at Westminster

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) “I strongly deplore today’s serious terrorist incident at Westminster, the home of British democracy, which comes exactly a year after the Brussels attacks,” said PACE President Pedro Agramunt. More

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