Political Affairs and Democracy


Multilateralism needed to combat tax evasion and avoidance effectively

According to the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, which met today in Paris, multilateralism is the only means of achieving results in the fight against international tax evasion and avoidance. More

Jordan ‘moving in the right direction’ but reforms moving more slowly than planned

Jordan is “moving in the right direction”, though reforms are advancing more slowly than planned, according to PACE’s Political Affairs Committee, meeting in Paris today. More

Abolition of death penalty in Belarus, simply a question of political will, say rapporteurs

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

Rapporteur on a Fourth Council of Europe Summit meets EU Foreign Affairs chief

The EU's Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini has met with PACE's rapporteur on a Fourth Council of Europe summit, Michele Nicoletti, to discuss the prospects for such a summit in the context of EU-CoE relations. More

Terror in the UK – victims to speak in Strasbourg

Three personalities who have suffered in different ways from recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom, yet work to counter extremism, are to address a special hearing of Political Affairs Committee in Strasbourg, on Wednesday 28 June. More

London terror attack: a heinous hate crime, says Political Committee head

“Last night, Europe witnessed yet another attack against innocent people, a group of Muslim worshippers who were hurt by a van as they left a London mosque,” said Mogens Jensen, Chair of the Political Affairs Committee. More