Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD)

Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination: ‘the public inquiry set up by the government is making real progress'

“I would like to thank the Maltese authorities for our frank, open and constructive discussions”, said Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination at the end of his two-day visit to Malta. More

Rapporteur calls on Russian authorities to urgently investigate attack on journalist and lawyer in Chechnya

Stefan Schennach, rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists, has expressed concern over the attack perpetrated against the investigative journalist Elena Milashina and lawyer Marina Dubrovina. More

Standing Committee meets in Paris

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March 2020. Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, will open the meeting. More

Despite large number of candidates, Azerbaijan elections lacked genuine competition and choice, observers say

The restrictive legislation and political environment prevented genuine competition in Azerbaijan’s early parliamentary elections, international observers said in a preliminary statement published today.  More

'Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation', PACE rapporteur recalls

On the occasion of the International day of 'zero tolerance for female genital mutilation', Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo reaffirms that the Council of Europe firmly condemns all forms of violence against women.  More

Monitors call on Armenian authorities to request a Venice Commission opinion on constitutional and related changes

The Parliament decided to hold an extraordinary session in order to discuss a series of amendments that would remove the requirement for the Constitutional Court to check the compliance of draft legislation with the Constitution  More

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