President Nicoletti praises excellent co-operation between PACE and Greece

Ending an official visit to Greece, PACE President Michele Nicoletti praised the excellent co-operation existing between the Council of Europe and Greece, especially at the parliamentary level. More

PACE committee calls for academic network to fight corruption

A committee calls on academics and scholars throughout the Council of Europe area to come together in a trans-national network to combat corruption, and encourage implementation of Council of Europe Conventions in this field. More

Rapporteur calls for release of Ukrainian film-maker jailed in Russia

Egidijus Vareikis, rapporteur on the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine, has called for the release of Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov, currently detained in Russia after his conviction on terrorist charges. More

Syria: rapporteur urges international plan for security and political transition

Dora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on the situation in Syria, has called on the international community to support a wide-ranging plan to bring security and political transition to the country – backed by the UN and regional powers. More

London terror attack victim tells parliamentarians: ‘I was treated with indifference’

The victim of a terror attack in London has told a parliamentary hearing in Athens about the difficult challenges he faced in the aftermath of the attack – and how he had hoped for greater support from the authorities. More

Michele Nicoletti on the future of the Council of Europe: ‘Let’s concentrate on our core mission’

Michele Nicoletti, addressing a gathering of Council of Europe ministers in Denmark, has called on the organisation to “concentrate on our core mission, which is defending human rights, democracy and the rule of law”.  More

Co-rapporteurs to carry out a monitoring visit to Armenia

Giuseppe Galati and Yuliya Lovochkina, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to Yerevan from 23 to 25 May. More

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