Summer Session: Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers to address PACE

PACE is scheduled to elect its new President at its summer session in Strasbourg. VIPs to address members include the Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers as well as the Luxembourg Foreign Minister. More

PACE to observe the early presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey

Following an invitation from the authorities, PACE will send a 33-member delegation to Turkey to observe the conduct of the early elections, alongside observers from OSCE-PA and OSCE-ODIHR. More

All speeches by heads of state and government to PACE since 1949 online

The full speeches by all heads of state or government who have addressed the Assembly since its creation in 1949 have been placed online. The archive on the Assembly’s website features a total of 263 speeches. More

Rapporteurs welcome Belarus court decision to suspend and review death sentences

PACE rapporteurs Yves Cruchten and Andrea Rigoni, have welcomed the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Belarus to suspend and review the death sentences of two men while their appeals are pending. More

Post-monitoring rapporteurs to visit Skopje

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi, co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, are to make a fact-finding visit to Skopje from 18-20 June. More

President welcomes agreement between Athens and Skopje over ‘name issue’

PACE President Michele Nicoletti has welcomed the agreement reached between the authorities in Athens and Skopje over the “name issue” which has divided the two countries for many years.  More

Rapporteur welcomes Palestine’s pledge to abolish the death penalty

Yves Cruchten has commended the signing, by the Palestinian Authority, of the 1989 Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty. More

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