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