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PACE calls for academic network to fight corruption

The committee has called on academics and scholars throughout the Council of Europe area to come together in a trans-national network to combat corruption, and encourage implementation of Council of Europe Conventions in this area. More

Political Affairs Committee Chair condemns the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli Army in Gaza

“I strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli Army. I join my voice to those asking for an international investigation,” said Mrs Oomen-Ruijten reacting to the escalation of violence in Gaza. More

Dora Bakoyannis: ‘There is space for Europe to play a useful role in Syria’

The situation in Syria has severely deteriorated to the extent that the UN Secretary General has described it as ‘hell on earth’ and the international community has failed to achieve a political solution,” said Dora Bakoyannis. More

Libya: the Council of Europe could play a role in setting up unified state structures

The Council of Europe should contribute to the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya to set up unified state structures in the country, said the committee approving a report by Attila Korodi. More

Rapporteurs call on all conflict parties to put an end to the humanitarian tragedy in Syria

Two PACE rapporteurs, Sevinj Fataliyeva and Dora Bakoyannis, have reacted strongly to the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Syria’s Eastern Goutha, on the day the UN Security Council meets to discuss the situation. More

Rapporteur highlights ‘the very high quality of dialogue between PACE and the Parliament of Morocco’

“After meeting different game-players of the political reform process in Morocco, my impression is that reforms are on track and developing at various speeds,” said Bodgan Klich at the end of a fact-finding mission to Rabat. More