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The need to restore public trust in democratic institutions

In a statement issued on the occasion of International Democracy Day (15 September), PACE's Bureau has stressed the need to restore public trust in democratic institutions. More

Syria: PACE Bureau condemns the apparent use of chemical weapons

PACE Bureau, meeting today in Dubrovnik (Croatia), condemned the apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria which, on 21 August 2013, caused the death of hundreds of people, including a large number of children. More

Egypt: PACE Bureau calls for political dialogue

Cairo PACE Bureau, meeting today in Dubrovnik (Croatia), called for an inclusive reconciliation process and political dialogue in Egypt which would prevent any further recourse to violence, allow a return to stability and create conditions... More

PACE due to debate monitoring of Hungary at summer plenary session

Session A request for the opening of a monitoring procedure in respect of Hungary will be included on the draft agenda of the summer plenary session (24-28 June 2013) of the Parliamentary Assembly. More

PACE Bureau meets in Nice

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock PACE Bureau will update the agenda for the next session and discuss the observation of the parliamentary elections in Georgia, Montenegro and Ukraine. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, will address members at the meeting. More

Democracy and gender equality one and the same struggle

PACE Bureau meeting in Paris on 8 March 2012, International Women’s Day, recalls that every year for over a century, this day has drawn our attention to the fact that women and men do not have the same opportunities in life. This year it should also remind us that equality and democracy are inextricably linked and that one cannot exist without the other. More