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PACE committee’s response to corruption report detailed in new assessment

A new report has listed the follow-up given by PACE’s Rules Committee to the conclusions and recommendations of the Independent Investigation Body which looked into allegations of corruption within the Assembly. More

Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe 2020-2021

In adopting a draft opinion, the committee pointed out that, despite a context of uncertainty, budget for 2020-2021 shows a willingness to promote an Organisation that is confident in its know-how and expertise. More

Expenditure of the Assembly for 2020-2021

In adopting a draft resolution, the Committee on Rules of Procedure pointed out that, the Assembly, despite the uncertainties over the Organisation's budget, should continue to be the political driving force of the '47'. More

Rules Committee adopts report on the decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

The Rules Committee welcomes the Committee of Ministers' support for the Assembly's proposal to set up a joint reaction procedure in situations where a member State violates its statutory obligations. More

Andorra delegation comes top for voting at PACE

Parliamentarians from Andorra, Liechtenstein, Sweden and Norway voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during 2018, according to statistics. More

As EU mulls a ‘democracy-monitoring’ mechanism, Council of Europe should step up political co-ordination but retain ‘primacy’ on assessing basic values

The Council of Europe should step up political co-ordination with the EU while retaining its “primacy” in assessing both EU and non-EU states’ respect for common fundamental values, PACE’s Rules Committee said. More