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Committee calls for academic network to fight corruption

A committee calls on academics and scholars throughout the Council of Europe area to come together in a trans-national network to combat corruption, and encourage implementation of Council of Europe Conventions in this field. More

Syria: rapporteur urges international plan for security and political transition

Dora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on the situation in Syria, has called on the international community to support a wide-ranging plan to bring security and political transition to the country – backed by the UN and regional powers. More

Co-rapporteurs to carry out a monitoring visit to Armenia

Giuseppe Galati and Yuliya Lovochkina, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to Yerevan from 23 to 25 May. More

London terror attack victim tells parliamentarians: ‘I was treated with indifference’

The victim of a terror attack in London has told a parliamentary hearing in Athens about the difficult challenges he faced in the aftermath of the attack – and how he had hoped for greater support from the authorities. More

PACE President makes official visit to Greece

PACE President Michele Nicoletti is to make an official visit to Greece on 21-22 May, when he is due to meet, among others, the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament. More

Michele Nicoletti on the future of the Council of Europe: ‘Let’s concentrate on our core mission’

Michele Nicoletti, addressing a gathering of Council of Europe ministers in Denmark, has called on the organisation to “concentrate on our core mission, which is defending human rights, democracy and the rule of law”. More