Reforms needed to address substantial shortcomings in Belarus

Belarus needs to reform its legal framework to ensure a thoroughly competitive political environment. This is a key condition for the long-term democratic stability of the country, said Reha Denemeç, Head of the PACE Delegation. More

PACE President condemns bomb attack in Ankara

Anne Brasseur strongly condemned the terrorist attack near the main railway station in Ankara, before a rally of the Turkish opposition, which left some eighty people dead and many wounded.  More

Concerns about clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli settlers and army

Jordi Xucla (Spain, ALDE) During his visit to the Palestinian Territories from 6 to 7 October, the rapporteur Jordi Xuclà expressed concern about clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli settlers. More

World Day Against the Death Penalty: our fight is not only morally but also politically justified, says PACE rapporteur

Death penalty does not reduce crime, and merely lowers our society to the level of criminals. There has been some progress towards the universal abolition of this punishment. There is still room for further improvement. More

Anne Brasseur: ‘GAME OVER for the FIFA system’

“After a plethora of scandals, and following the latest corruption allegations, FIFA’s Ethics Committee has at last reacted with the suspensions of Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke,” said Anne Brasseur. More

PACE monitors to visit Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Boriss Cilevics and Kerstin Lundgren, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia by the PACE, are to make a three-day fact-finding visit to Tbilisi from 12 to 14 October 2015. More

Monaco: visit by former PACE rapporteur on post-monitoring dialogue

Jordi Xucla (Spain, ALDE) Jordi Xuclà, former rapporteur on post-monitoring dialogue with Monaco, will travel to the Principality, on behalf of the Monitoring Committee, for a fact-finding visit on the follow-up of the implementation of PACE Resolution 2052 (2015).  More

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