PACE rapporteur pays visit to Belarus

Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee, will make a fact-finding visit to Minsk on 25-26 February, in the context of the preparation of his report on the situation in Belarus. More

Rapporteurs welcome European Commission announcement on Lampedusa

Two rapporteurs dealing with migration have welcomed the announcement by the European Commission of additional measures to address the critical situation of mass arrivals of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. More

PACE rapporteur in Georgia: ‘don’t use detention to settle political scores’

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) "Georgia has made a good deal of progress in reducing pre-trial detention, but I was surprised to learn that such a large number of senior members of the previous government have been kept in detention," said Pedro Agramunt.  More

PACE President praises the excellent co-operation between Croatia and the Council of Europe

At the end of a visit to Croatia, Anne Brasseur has praised the excellent co-operation between Croatia and the Council of Europe. As a member of the Council of Europe, Croatia has fully benefited from the high standards that the Organisatio More

Presentation of the Council of Europe Flag of Honour to the town of Aspach (Germany)

The town of Aspach will receive the Flag of Honour of the Council of Europe on Friday 27 February. Klaus Bühler, former member of the Bundestag and Honorary Member of the PACE will present this distinction.  More

Call for urgent green corridor in Debaltsevo

Kristýna Zelienková, currently on a fact-finding visit to Ukraine to discuss prospects for peace and stability, calls for the urgent creation of a green corridor in order to evacuate 5 000 civilians from Debaltsevo More

PACE President condemns flagrant violation of cease-fire agreement

I regret that despite the agreement reached in Minsk last week and yesterday’s UN Security Council resolution, the violence in eastern Ukraine has not stopped, says Anne Brasseur. More

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