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

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 expressed concern about the Global Kidney Exchange concept and made the following statement... 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

Autumn session: decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

Following a process of internal reflection over the last year on its “role and mission”, PACE is due to discuss the strengthening of its decision-making process concerning credentials and voting at its autumn session. More

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