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Rapporteur calls for the release of detained Belarusian and Russian journalists

Volodymyr Ariev today strongly condemned the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators in Belarus and throughout Russia and called on the authorities of both countries to immediate release the journalists detained. More

Contestants in Bulgarian elections could reach out to voters freely, but some recommendations remain to be addressed

Contestants in Bulgaria’s elections could reach out to voters freely, while the low-key campaign was generally characterised by public disillusionment with politics and election weariness, observers concluded. More

No Hate Parliamentary Alliance: places of remembrance and cultural institutions

Once again we are witnessing "a very worrisome spike in antisemitic, anti-Roma, islamophobic and especially anti-refugees and migrants rhetoric", Valeriu Nicolae told members of the No Hate Alliance on 21 March. More

Call for immediate release of detained Belarusian activists

Andrea Rigoni (ALDE, Italy), following his fact-finding visit to Minsk on 23-24 March 2017, called on the authorities to immediately release all those who have been detained in connection with the March demonstrations. More

Older persons: measures enabling them to live in dignity

The Committee on Social Affairs called on European governments "to take measures with a view to combating ageism, improving care for older persons and preventing their social exclusion". More

Co-rapporteurs carry out a monitoring visit to Georgia

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) and Kerstin Lundgren (Sweden, ALDE), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, are to make a fact-finding visit to the country from 28 to 30 March. More