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Finland is a ‘calm and steady hand’ at Council of Europe helm, says President

In a turbulent Europe, PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has welcomed the “calm and steady hand” of Finland at the helm of the Council of Europe during the Finnish Presidency of the organisation. More

Promoting international student mobility in Europe

PACE’s Standing Committee called on member States to promote student mobility to and from their countries, through a set of measures on tuition fees, accreditation of diplomas and compatibility between education systems. More

Ensuring access to palliative care and pain treatment

The Standing Committee proposed a series of measures to ensure access to palliative care, not just to the terminally ill but also to those who are chronically ill and to persons requiring high levels of individual care. More

PACE streamlines procedure for electing judges of the Strasbourg Court

Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) PACE has further improved the way the Assembly elects judges to the European Court of Human Rights, including streamlining the procedure for rejecting lists of candidates which do not meet the required standards. More

A new PACE initiative to combat sexism and sexual abuse: #NotInMyParliament

“Our Assembly must send a loud and clear message that sexism and sexual abuse in parliaments across Europe are simply unacceptable,” said PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier in Helsinki, launching a hashtag campaign. More

Call for official recognition of sign languages

PACE has called for the official recognition of sign languages so that deaf persons can “exercise their fundamental rights”. Such recognition would also “contribute to further promoting the richness of deaf culture”. More