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Fundamental freedoms respected in competitive Ukraine election; campaign lacked genuine discussion of issues

“The Ukrainian people demonstrated very clearly yesterday their commitment to securing change through the democratic process,” said Angela Smith, Head of the delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. More

North Macedonia’s presidential election well run but legal framework still needs improvement

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart “Yesterday’s election was well organised and voters who participated in the election were able to make their choice freely,” said Marie-Christine Dalloz, head of the delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. More

Václav Havel Prize 2019: one week left to submit candidates

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Prize is 30 April next. The Václav Havel Prize aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. More

International co-operation and preventive measures to counter terrorism and radicalisation

“International and interparliamentary cooperation is more necessary than ever to counter international terrorism, violent extremism and radicalisation,” PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier said in her address. More

PACE to observe the 2nd round of the presidential election in Ukraine

A 16-member PACE delegation, led by Angela Smith, will travel to Ukraine to observe the 2nd round of the presidential election, alongside observers from the OSCE-PA, the EP, and the OSCE-ODIHR. More

PACE to observe the presidential election in North Macedonia

A PACE delegation, led by Marie-Christine Dalloz, will travel to North Macedonia to observe the conduct of the presidential election, alongside observers from the OSCE-PA and the OSCE Office-ODIHR. More