President to address the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum in Saint Petersburg

Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will address the opening of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum in Saint Petersburg on 20-21 September. More

It’s time to end discrimination against rainbow families, says PACE committee

Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC) Declaring it “crucial and urgent” that European States overcome the discrimination experienced by both adults and children in rainbow families, a committee has called for the elimination of all unjustified differences in treatment. More

Ensuring access to palliative care for everyone who needs it

“Palliative care should be available not just to patients at their end-of-life stage, but also to those who are seriously ill and chronically ill,” said the committee, which expressed concern about insufficient access to pain relief. More

Committee calls on member States not to engage in the ‘Global Kidney Exchange’ concept

Recalling that human organs must not be bought or sold or give rise to financial gain, the Committee on Social Affairs expressed concern about the Global Kidney Exchange concept. More

Ensuring the success of decentralisation processes in Europe

The committee reaffirmed the key role of decentralisation in ensuring better responsiveness of public services to local needs, promoting the responsible exercise of power and strengthening confidence in public authorities.  More

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Georgia

A PACE delegation headed by Andrej Hunko will make a pre-electoral visit to Georgia from 19 to 20 September to assess the election campaign and political climate ahead of the 28 October Presidential election. More

PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

A delegation headed by Dame Cheryl Gillan is to make a pre-electoral visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 19 to 21 September to assess the election campaign and political climate ahead of the 7 October general elections. More

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