Standing Committee meets in Paris

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March 2020.

Following the opening speech by the PACE President Rik Daems, the parliamentarians will debate the functioning and future of the Parliamentary Assembly, as well as the observation of early parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan that took place on 9 February 2020.

Participants will also debate violence and discrimination against religious minorities in refugee camps across Europe on the basis of the report prepared by Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania, EPP/CD) on behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons.

The meeting of the Standing Committee will take place from 9.30 to 12.30 p.m. at the French National Assembly (Salle Lamartine), 101 rue de l’Université, Paris 7ème (Métro: Invalides/Assemblée nationale).

(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly's behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totaling some 60 parliamentarians from the 47 member States of the Council of Europe.