Anne Brasseur (Luxembourg, ADLE)

Migration: ‘we’re sleepwalking to disaster if we don’t work together’

Anne Brasseur has urged fellow parliamentarians to demand greater solidarity from governments in dealing with the challenge of migration, warning that “we are sleepwalking to disaster if we do not work together”. More

Europe should take inspiration from Germany’s 'impressive stance' on asylum seekers

Michele Nicoletti / (SOC, Italy) Michele Nicoletti today expressed his welcome for the German government’s announcement that it will stop sending Syrian asylum seekers back to the country through which they first entered the EU.  More

PACE President deplores Khadija Ismayilova sentence in Azerbaijan

"Today's seven-and-a-half-year sentence for Khadija Ismayilova raises serious concerns, given the systemic problems with the lack of independence of the judiciary and fairness of trials in Azerbaijan,” said the PACE President. More

Václav Havel Prize: human rights defenders from Russia, Afghanistan and Balkan region shortlisted

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock Russian human rights defender Ludmilla Alexeeva, the grassroots NGO "Women for Afghan Women" and the Balkan NGO "Youth Initiative for Human Rights" have been shortlisted for the 2015 Václav Havel Prize. More

PACE President reacts to the refugee tragedy in Austria

It is intolerable to see that refugees and asylum seekers who have managed to escape war and conflict have lost their lives, in such inhumane conditions, due to the criminal activities of traffickers, said Anne Brasseur.  More

Secretaries General meet in Copenhagen to discuss co-operation

PACE Secretary General Wojciech Sawicki joined his counterparts from the NATO and OSCE Parliamentary Assemblies, David Hobbs and Spencer Oliver, to discuss co-operation between the three bodies. More

PACE President deplores sentencing in Russia of Sentsov and Kolchenko

“The sentencing of Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko on charges of terrorism, respectively to 20 and 10 years in prison, appears to be manifestly excessive," says PACE President Anne Brasseur. More

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