Bureau and Presidential Committee


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

Vassiliy Likhachev case: no PACE meetings in Georgia for a period of two years

Vienna / Standing Committee / $NW The Bureau of the Assembly took note of the opinion of the Committee on Rules of Procedure on the 'Likhachev case' and decided that the Assembly should not hold any meetings in Georgia for a period of two years. More

PACE Bureau deplores international community’s failure to convene Syria peace conference

Vienna (Austria) © Shutterstock PACE's Bureau, meeting today in Vienna, has deplored the fact that an international peace conference on Syria, wholeheartedly supported by the Assembly last month, has not yet been convened. More

PACE Bureau holds a minute's silence for Peter Schieder

Minute de silence / Vienna / $NW At the opening of its meeting in Vienna, PACE's Bureau held a minute's silence in memory of Peter Schieder, former President of the Assembly and leading Austrian parliamentarian, who died in October. More