President address the CIS Assembly: “We pursue the same objectives”

Addressing the inter-parliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the CIS, PACE President today welcomed the close co-operation developed during the last 20 years between the two bodies. More

‘We must continue our dialogue, focusing on issues of mutual interest”, President says in Saint Petersburg

Addressing the press in Saint Petersburg, PACE President this morning referred to the relationship between the Assembly and the Russian Parliament and expressed his conviction that dialogue must continue. More

Co-rapporteurs express concern at the detention and conviction of protesters including Alexei Navalny

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Russian Federation, Theodora Bakoyannis and Liliane Maury Pasquier expressed their concern at the arrest and detention of protesters following country-wide anti-corruption protests.  More

Rapporteur calls for the release of detained Belarusian and Russian journalists

Volodymyr Ariev today strongly condemned the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators in Belarus and throughout Russia and called on the authorities of both countries to immediate release the journalists detained.  More

Contestants in Bulgarian elections could reach out to voters freely, but some recommendations remain to be addressed

Contestants in Bulgaria’s elections could reach out to voters freely, while the low-key campaign was generally characterised by public disillusionment with politics and election weariness, observers concluded. More

Rapporteur calls for immediate release of detained Belarusian activists

Andrea Rigoni (ALDE, Italy), following his fact-finding visit to Minsk on 23-24 March 2017, called on the authorities to immediately release all those who have been detained in connection with the March demonstrations.  More

Older persons: measures enabling them to live in dignity

The Committee on Social Affairs called on European governments "to take measures with a view to combating ageism, improving care for older persons and preventing their social exclusion". More

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