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‘The process of globalisation must be humanised and democratised,’ says PACE President

“We welcome your commitment to upholding the values underpinning the European Convention on Human Rights, values that unite Europeans,” said Anne Brasseur, welcoming Pope Francis today. More

PACE monitoring co-rapporteur to visit Ukraine

Mailis Reps (Estonia, ALDE) Mailis Reps, co-rapporteur on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Ukraine, will visit the country from 24 to 28 November. She will meet leading personalities on all sides to discuss constitutional, electoral and judicial reforms More

Situation in the Middle East: visit in the Palestinian Territories and Israel

Jordi Xucla (Spain, ALDE) The Sub-Committee on the Middle East of the Parliamentary Assembly will make a visit to the Palestinian Territories on 28-29 November, and then to Israel on 29-30 November. More

New online ‘rapid reaction’ platform for journalists under threat

PACE Standing Committee meeting in the French National Assembly Diplomats could come to the aid of journalists facing intimidation or violence under plans for an online “rapid reaction” alert system to be unveiled at a parliamentary conference on media freedom in Paris on 4 December.  More

We must unite in order to combat what Pope Francis rightly calls ‘the globalisation of indifference’

Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the Council of Europe on Tuesday, 25 November. His Holiness will address the Organisation in a solemn session gathering all its institutions at 12.40 pm. More

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