PACE Bureau declares ‘no confidence’ in Pedro Agramunt as President

The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Strasbourg today, resolved that it has no confidence in Pedro Agramunt as President of the Assembly. More

Rapporteurs condemn violence in Parliament of Skopje, call on political parties to reach political agreement

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart "We are shocked by the storming of the Parliament yesterday in Skopje. We firmly condemn these violent and unacceptable attacks against parliamentarians", said Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi. More

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize: two extra months to submit nominations

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The deadline for the submission of nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017, has been extended by two months. The new deadline has been fixed on 30 June 2017, instead of the original deadline of 30 April. More

Intelligent artefacts should not challenge different dimensions of human rights

Adopting a recommendation, the Parliamentary Assembly today said the Council of Europe should consider how intelligent artefacts and/or connected devices “challenge different dimensions of human rights”. More

PACE proposes to complete the provisions of the draft Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property

In an opinion adopted today on the basis of a report by Stefan Schennach, PACE welcomed the Committee of Ministers’ initiative in drawing up a Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property and proposed a few amendments. More

His Majesty the King of Spain: 'Europe remains an inspiring project'

“In the globalised world of the 21st century, Europe must remain the standard-bearer for freedom and integration,” said His Majesty the King of Spain today, addressing the Parliamentary Assembly. More

PACE calls on Hungary to stop work on NGO funding and university laws

PACE has called on Hungary to suspend the parliamentary debate on the draft law on the “Transparency of Organisations receiving Foreign Funding” and the implementation of the Act amending the National Higher Education Act. More

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