Sofia / Standing committee

Anne Brasseur: 'Our common objective must be to combat terrorism, not to combat migrants'

Anne Brasseur today opened a meeting of the Standing Committee in Sofia by calling for a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the "barbaric" terrorist attacks against France and Russia earlier this month. More

Europe Prize ceremony in Vara

Vara / Sweden Axel E. Fischer and Jean-Claude Frécon presented the Trophy of the PACE Europe Prize to Fredrik Nelander, Mayor of Vara, in the presence of local authorities, associations and population. More

PACE President to visit a reception centre for refugees in Vienna

Anne Brasseur will visit a reception centre for refugees and asylum seekers in Vienna on 4 December. She will also participate in a workshop on Democracy, organised by the Austrian Parliament  More

65th anniversary of the signature of the European Convention on Human Rights

Rome, Italy © Shutterstock The Italian delegation to PACE is organising a conference “The Conscience of Europe” to mark the 65th anniversary of the signature of the European Convention on Human Rights in Rome on 1 December.  More

Anne Brasseur welcomes the European commitment of Bulgaria

“I was impressed by the genuine European commitment of the Bulgarian authorities. I saw that Bulgaria has a truly European heart in the heart of the Balkans". Many of our member states may learn from the practices introduced in Bulgaria. More

Turkey: rapporteurs question arrests of leading journalists

Co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with Turkey have questioned the arrests of two prominent journalists, Can Dündar and Erdem Gül, as well as the eight-year sentence facing Bülent Keneş for "insulting the President".  More

Tsetska Tsacheva: ‘Unity makes strength’

Tsetska Tsacheva / Bulgaria “We have joined our voice of solidarity the moment we have learned of the terror attacks and of the tragedy that befell Paris and its citizens”, Tseska Tsacheva today said at the opening of the Standing Committee meeting in Sofia.  More

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