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

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016, has been extended by two months. The new deadline has been fixed on 30 June 2016, instead of the original deadline of 30 April. More

In Skopje, pre-electoral delegation urges political forces to show responsibility towards the elections

A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was in Skopje on 26 and 27 April 2016 to assess the pre-electoral climate of the early parliamentary elections scheduled for 5 June 2016. More

Early parliamentary elections in Serbia

The 24 April early parliamentary elections in Serbia offered voters a variety of choices and fundamental freedoms were respected. However, international observers expressed a certain number of concerns. More

The President expresses concern at the decision to ban the Mejlis of Crimean-Tatar people

"I am seriously concerned about the decision to ban the Mejlis of Crimean-Tatar people as an extremist organisation," declared Parliamentary Assembly President Pedro Agramunt in a statement.  More

Prime Minister underlines Georgia’s embrace of European values

In a speech to Council of Europe parliamentarians today, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili outlined the ways in which his country had embraced European values.“We have made our choice,” he told the Assembly. More

Call for enhanced coordination among intelligence and counterterrorism services in Europe

All member States must urgently draw conclusions from the tragic events in Brussels and other member States, which are “also due to failures and shortcomings” at national, EU and international levels. More

PACE urges ‘rapid response’ health squads to handle international health emergencies

PACE urges ‘rapid response’ health squads to handle international health emergencies PACE has called for the creation of ‘rapid response’ forces to handle international health emergencies such as the Zika virus, Ebola or H1N1.  More

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