Session / 2015 / Hemicycle

Spring Session: mass surveillance, drones, situation in Ukraine

Debates on mass surveillance and the need to uphold human rights and international law in connection with the use of drones and targeted killings will be among the highlights of the Spring Session to be held in Strasbourg 20-24 April. More

‘Dwindling real-terms funding for the Council of Europe threatens its role as challenges multiply’

Rudy Salles (France, EPP/DC) The Council of Europe needs greater resources to fulfil its role, especially with extremism, racism, intolerance and terrorism on the rise, according to the committee on Rules of Procedure. More

The committee welcomes Turkish authorities’ proposal to become a major contributor to the budget

The committee has welcomed the decision of the Turkish authorities to “reinforce the Council of Europe” by proposing to become a major contributor to the Council of Europe budget in 2016. More

Co-rapporteurs encourage the Ukrainian authorities to continue and further the reform process in the country

Following their visit to Kyiv, the co-rapporteurs for Ukraine, Mailis Reps and Jean-Claude Mignon have encouraged the authorities to continue and further the important reforms that are needed for the country.  More

PACE President on official visit to Italy

Anne Brasseur will undertake an official visit to Italy from 30 March to 2 April 2015. Talks are scheduled in Rome with the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, as well as the Minister of Justice. More

Human Rights Sub-Committee Chairperson worried about CPT public statement concerning Bulgaria

The Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights, Meritxell Mateu Pi says she is deeply worried about the public statement by the Committee for the Prevention of Torture on Bulgaria. More

Tunis: PACE President at the international march against terrorism

PACE President Anne Brasseur Anne Brasseur took part in the international march against terrorism in Tunis alongside the Tunisian President, French President, Italian Prime Minister and many other international political leaders. More

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