PACE President calls for unity around the principles of democratic security

Speaking to a Conference of Chairpersons of Committees of Foreign Affairs of National Parliaments in Sofia today, Pedro Agramunt called for “unity in the face of the many challenges we are confronted with”. More

Ukraine: co-rapporteurs urge parliament to press ahead on decentralisation

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine by PACE, Jordi Xuclà and Axel Fischer, ending a visit to the country, have urged Ukraine’s parliamentarians to press ahead with constitutional changes on decentralisation. More

Rapporteur concerned by disappearance of thousands of refugee children in Europe

Sevinj Fataliyeva has suggested governments are “overlooking the most vulnerable” following a Europol report that thousands of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children have disappeared after arriving in Europe.  More

PACE rapporteur on the Syrian refugee crisis to visit Jordan and Lebanon

Annette Groth / $NW Annette Groth, who is preparing a report on a stronger European response to the Syrian refugees crisis for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, is to visit Jordan and Lebanon from 8 to 13 February. More

PACE rapporteur welcomes WHO decision on Zika virus

PACE's rapporteur on international public health emergencies Silvia Bonet has welcomed the WHO decision declaring the Zika virus a Public Health Emergency. "This is an important step forward," she said. More

PACE condemns recent attacks on women, calls for objective reporting

Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC) PACE has condemned recent violence against women in European cities – highlighting its concern at the new dimension of “violence within crowds” and calling on the media to report objectively. More

Reforms in Montenegro – follow-up needed to ensure that newly-adopted laws are sustainable

The committee welcomed the many reforms instigated in Montenegro since the adoption in January 2015 of Resolution 2030 on the electoral framework, the fight against corruption and the judiciary.  More

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