Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD)

PACE rapporteur welcomes announcement of public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pieter Omtzigt, PACE Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, has welcomed the Maltese Government’s undertaking to carry out a public inquiry into the background to the murder of the prominent journalist. More

Harassment and bullying at Westminster: time to declare #NotInMyParliament

PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has reacted to the publication of two independent inquiries into bullying and harassment in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. More

Stepping up legislative and awareness-raising work to combat sexism against women parliamentarians

"Parliamentarians must adopt a clear legal framework to sanction abuses and promote equality education," said Liliane Maury Pasquier, speaking at an event in Geneva on violence against women in politics.  More

‘Parliaments can act as relays for ensuring the inclusiveness of UN development goals’

“National parliaments are important relays for ensuring the inclusiveness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” said PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier. More

Committee backs new principles aimed at ensuring Ombudspersons stay independent

The Legal Affairs Committee has given its backing to a new set of principles aimed at ensuring national Ombudsman’s offices across Europe remain independent, objective, transparent, fair and impartial. More

President regrets Ukrainian Parliament’s decision to withdraw election observation invitation

Liliane Maury Pasquier has expressed regret at the Ukrainian Parliament’s decision to withdraw its invitation to the Assembly to observe the 21 July early parliamentary elections. More

Following withdrawal of invitation, PACE pre-electoral delegation in Ukraine ends its work early

Following the Verkhovna Rada's decision to withdraw its invitation to PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, the pre-electoral delegation decided to cease its activity prematurely. More

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