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President urges member States to ‘shoulder their responsibility’ for European unity

Speaking during an exchange of views with the EU Council’s Working Party on co-operation with the OSCE and the Council of Europe, Michele Nicoletti appealed to member States to shoulder their responsibility for the future of European unity. More

Rapporteur concerned at adoption of so-called ‘Stop Soros’ law

Yves Cruchten has expressed concern at the adoption by the Hungarian Parliament on 20 June of a package of laws criminalising the work of NGOs who help asylum-seekers and migrants. More

Academic networks as ambassadors of Council of Europe values

In his speech before the HELP conference, initially set up for the training of legal professionals, the President made a plea for the creation of academic networks to support key Council of Europe Conventions. More

President’s statement on the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council

PACE President Michele Nicoletti today expressed his deep regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. More

Doris Fiala: “Countries in demographic decline refuse to see the advantage of welcoming young refugees”

"The world’s refugees deserve our help, yet once again Europe is failing to find a united humanitarian response", the Chair of the Committee on Migration said today on the occasion of the World Refugee Day. More

Co-rapporteurs in Skopje welcome ratification of the name agreement, call for inclusive processes

“The Macedonian parliament ratified the agreement signed by Skopje and Athens on the 'name issue'. We commend the goodwill taken by the two member States, whose deal to the stability of the whole region,” said co-rapporteurs. More