Migration and integration: a challenge for Europe?

French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Dutch Minister of Justice Piet-Hein Donner addressed members of parliament from the Council of Europe, in Paris, at a conference organised by the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population and the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly. The conference, on the theme ''migration and integration: a challenge for Europe?'', looked at such issues as demographic trends and migration flows, controlling illegal immigration while respecting human rights and the right of asylum, migration and development and integration or sectarianism. ... More

Corporate ethics in Europe

22-23 January, London - The Committee on Economic Affairs and Development met in London at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on 22 January and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) the following day to discuss the EBRD’s contribution to economic development in central and eastern Europe. Draft recommendations for the reports on “Counterfeiting: problems and solutions” (Bernard Schreiner, France, EDG) and “Corporate ethics in Europe” (Christian Brunhart, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD) were adopted. ... More

Visit to Cyprus

11-15 January, Cyprus – Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR), the Political Affairs Committee’s rapporteur on the situation in Cyprus, visited the island in preparation for his report, which is on the agenda of the Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly (26-30 January 2004). Mr Eörsi was received by Tassos Papadopoulos, President of the Republic of Cyprus, and met with Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader. He had also talks with the leaders of the main political parties from both Cypriot communities. ... More