Back All the news

A call for enhanced co-operation between the Council of Europe and Kazakhstan

Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD) “The Council of Europe must enhance co-operation with Kazakhstan to assist it on the path of transformation towards democratic governance,” said the PACE Standing Committee, meeting today in Copenhagen. More

Current affairs debate on "Democracy hacked: how to respond?"

Following the proposal of Emanuelis Zingeris on behalf of the Group of the European People's Party, the PACE Standing Committee today held a current affairs debate on "Democracy hacked: how to respond?". More

Ulla Tørnæs: 'The Convention system has done a remarkable job, but it is not perfect'

“The Convention system has done a remarkable job in promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law across Europe, but it's not perfect,” Ulla Tørnæs, Denmark's Minister for Development Co-operation, told PACE members. More

George Tsereteli: 'We must face new realities but never compromise on our principles'

“Our parliamentary assemblies must continue to work together and face new realities but must never compromise on our principles,” George Tsereteli, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, has told PACE members. More

PACE calls for child-friendly age assessment procedures for unaccompanied migrant children

The parliamentarians said that the development of a child-sensitive, holistic model of age assessment would enable European states to meet the needs of unaccompanied and separated children. More

PACE supports the modernisation of the Convention on the Protection of Personal Data

In order to address developments in information technologies, there is an urgent need to modernise the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, the Assembly said. More