Standing Committee to meet in Prague

The Standing Committee of the PACE will meet in Prague, at the Senate of the Czech Republic, on Tuesday 30 May, in the context of the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (May-November 2017). More

Joint statement on the availability of domestic remedies for allegations of human rights violations in Turkey

Bernd Fabritius and Raphael Comte today expressed their concern at the apparent lack of an effective domestic remedy for persons who have been dismissed from their jobs, arrested or detained by the Turkish authorities.  More

PACE delegation on pre-electoral visit to Albania

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock A PACE delegation headed by Paolo Corsini, will make a pre-electoral visit to Albania on 1-2 June to assess the election campaign and the political climate prior to the parliamentary elections on 25 June. More

Parliamentarians meet in Sarajevo to discuss independence and impartiality of the media

A seminar on the independence and impartiality of the media, organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will take place in Sarajevo on Monday 29 May. More

Head of Political Affairs Committee reacts to the Manchester attack

“It is with great sadness and shock that we learn of last night’s terrible attack in Manchester,” said Mogens Jensen, Chair of the Parliamentary Assembly Political Affairs Committee. More

After drugs and weapons, trafficking in art is the most lucrative source of funding for illegal activities

Illegal trafficking has been closely linked with terrorism and organised crime. After drugs and weapons, cultural property is the third most lucrative source of funding for illegal activities, John Bold, UK heritage expert said.  More

Football, a mirror of society, needs good governance

“Football is a common good, and since it belongs to everybody it is our responsibility to have a better representation of all stakeholders in the decision-making process,” Anne Brasseur said at the opening of a hearing in Paris. More

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