Bureau and Presidential Committee


Reaffirming the role of the Assembly as a pan-European forum for inter-parliamentary dialogue and co-operation

Legal affairs / Committee meeting / Paris In a declaration adopted today, the PACE Bureau reaffirms the Assembly’s role as a pan-European forum for political dialogue among democratically elected members of parliament from the Organisation’s 47 member states. More

'Greece needs our full support'

“The Greek authorities must cope with a disproportionate share of Europe’s responsibility to care for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,” PACE President, Pedro Agramunt, said in Athens. More

"Turkey’s example of dealing with Syrian refugees ‘puts rest of Europe to shame'"

Anne Brasseur, speaking at the end of a high-profile visit to refugee centres on the Syrian border, has highlighted Turkey’s “extraordinary welcome” for Syrian refugees – and urged other European countries to do more to help. More

Top PACE delegation to visit Turkish refugee centres on Syrian border

A delegation of leading PACE members is to visit Turkish refugee centres on the border with Syria to see at first hand Turkey’s efforts to deal with the large numbers of refugees fleeing conflict in the region. More

Statement on the situation in Iraq adopted by the PACE Bureau

The Bureau is deeply worried by the major humanitarian crisis developing in Iraq, where the rebels of the terrorist organisation ISIS have seized portions of the territory in the North and West of the country. More

Committees will no longer meet in Azerbaijan for two years

The PACE Bureau decided today in Baku that no more Assembly committee meetings will be held in Azerbaijan for two years, following the withdrawal of a visa for PACE Vice-President René Rouquet. More