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Rapporteurs welcome EU’s renewed commitment to EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights

Two rapporteurs have welcomed the adoption by the EU Council of supplementary negotiating directives aimed at the swift resumption of negotiations with the Council of Europe on EU accession to the Convention on Human Rights. More

‘Darker side’ of AI beginning to emerge, warns rapporteur

Deborah Bergamini (Italy, EPP/CD) Artificial Intelligence has started showing society its darker side, as it can be used to “manipulate or distort reality”, Deborah Bergamini, PACE rapporteur on the need for democratic governance of AI, has warned. More

Rapporteur urges Turkey to refrain from military intervention in northern Syria

Theodora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on “The situation in Syria: prospects for a political solution?”, has urged Turkey to refrain from military intervention in northern Syria, which will inevitably cause great tension. More

AI will be a determining factor for the future of humanity, committee hearing is told

Deborah Bergamini (Italy, EPP/CD) PACE rapporteur Deborah Bergamini has stressed the need for setting up national and international regulatory frameworks to ensure democratic governance of AI and prevent its misuse. More

Tiny Kox: ‘EU accession to the Convention is at the forefront of the Assembly’s political dialogue with Brussels’

Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL) met with the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, to discuss relations between the Assembly and the European Union in the context of the preparation of his report. More

Jacques Maire: “Intensifying the parliamentary dialogue with Algeria is needed more than ever”

"The Council of Europe has extensive experience in supporting democratic transitions and political reforms in Europe as well as in neighbouring regions", the Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur underlines. More