Expenditure of the Assembly for 2020-2021

 In adopting a draft opinion on the basis of a report by Mart van de Ven (Netherlands, ALDE), the Committee on Rules of Procedure pointed out that, the Parliamentary Assembly, despite the uncertainties over the Organisation's budget, should continue to be the political driving force of the Council of Europe.

For the 2020-2021 biennium, the Parliamentary Assembly, despite the uncertainties over the Organisation's budget, should continue to be the political driving force of the Council of Europe, in particular by addressing the challenges to human rights, the rule of law and democracy, both at national and regional level, as well as to the societal developments facing its member States.

The Assembly will encourage the efficient implementation at national level of the Council of Europe’s main standards and conventions. It will focus on the three pillars of the Council of Europe's work programme, and on the implementation of the various multi-annual transversal strategies decided by the Council of Europe, bearing in mind the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.