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Second virtual meeting of the Standing Committee: references to committees

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held its second virtual meeting today from 12 noon to 1 pm. Thirty six members took part in the meeting. The Standing Committee took a decision on the references to committees of motions for reports submitted... More

COVID-19: First meeting of the Standing Committee of the Assembly held by video-conference

On Thursday 30 April, the Standing Committee of the Assembly held its first meeting by video-conference with a virtual current affairs debate on "The response of Council of Europe member States to the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to human rights, democracy and the rule of law". Twenty-eight... More

COVID-19: Standing Committee meets by videoconference to assess national responses to the pandemic

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet by videoconference on Thursday 30 April 2020. PACE President Rik Daems will make an opening speech. The Chairpersons of the five political groups (SOC, EPP/CD, ALDE, EC/DA, UEL) have tabled a... More

Situation in the Turkey-Greece border: the international community must come together to find solutions, says Tiny Kox

“Urgent action is needed to prevent the situation getting even worse, and in order to find solutions the international community must come together,” said Tiny Kox, opening a current affairs debate today on ‘Recent developments at the Turkish-Greek-Bulgarian borders: how to safeguard human rights?’. More

President calls on members to raise the humanitarian issues related to the situation at the Turkish-Greek and Turkish-Syrian border

Following a current affairs debate in the Standing Committee, Rik Daems called on all member states to collectively address the issue of the humanitarian consequences of the war and crisis in Syria. More

Preventing violence and discrimination against religious minorities amongst refugees in Europe

Unanimously adopting a resolution based on the report by Egidijus Vareikis, the Assembly considered that “the beliefs and religious practices of migrants and refugees need to be taken into account as an essential factor in successful reception and integration policies”. More