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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

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

States must work together to stop terrorist funding, says committee

PACE’s Political Affairs Committee has urged European countries to co-operate and co-ordinate more closely to stop Daesh and other terrorist groups from accessing funding. More

Rapporteurs condemn new death sentences in Belarus

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have denounced two death sentences handed down by the Minsk City Court. More

Abolition of death penalty in Belarus, Supreme Court misses opportunity to quash death sentences

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have denounced the upholding of two death sentences by the Supreme Court of Belarus. More