Hemicycle / Session / 2015 /

Citing Ukraine, PACE renews sanctions against Russian delegation

PACE has decided to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation, citing the need to “foster dialogue”, but at the same time has decided to suspend its voting rights and its right to be represented in the Assembly’s leading bodies. More

PACE spells out steps to keep journalists safe

Gvozden Srećko FLEGO, Croatia, SOC Declaring that “democracy and the protection of human rights depend on media freedom”, PACE has called for a series of steps to keep journalists safe and enable them to work freely. More

Tackling intolerance and discrimination with a special focus on Christians

Valeriu GHILETCHI, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD PACE expressed its concern following “numerous acts of hostility, violence and vandalism recorded in recent years against Christians and their places of worship,” these acts being often overlooked by the national authorities in Europe. More

Freedom of expression ends where violence begins

In his speech today to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland addressed the crisis in Ukraine, freedom of expression and the fight against terrorism. More

No Hate Parliamentary Alliance

Attending the launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, Anne Brasseur invited her colleagues to shout out against all forms of intolerance, raising the alarm and expressing their democratic and civil consciousness. More

Paris attacks: Europe must keep using humour and satire

Jacques LEGENDRE, France, EPP/CD Following the terrorist attacks which targeted journalists and cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo, policemen and Jewish people, Europe must continue to show that it is not afraid and “keep using humour and satire”, PACE said.  More

Trade union rights, the right to strike and the right to bargain collectively must be protected

In adopting a resolution on the basis of the report by Andrej Hunko, PACE asked member States to take measures 'to protect and strengthen the rights to organise, bargain collectively and strike'. More

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