Bureau and Presidential Committee


The Free Democrats Group: a new political group within PACE

At its meeting on 4 September, the PACE Bureau acknowledged the formation of the Free Democrats Group (FDG), in line with Rule 19 of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure. There are now six political groups in the Assembly. More

PACE Bureau declares ‘no confidence’ in Pedro Agramunt as President

The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Strasbourg today, resolved that it has no confidence in Pedro Agramunt as President of the Assembly. More

Allegations of corruption in the Assembly

PACE's Bureau, meeting in Madrid, took note of the memorandum on allegations of corruption within the Assembly and decided to invite the leaders of the five political groups to prepare a revised proposal for the end of April. More

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

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