Political Affairs and Democracy


Tunisia: Europe must give its full support in order to maintain the country’s stability

The committee has called on member States of the Council of Europe and the EU to take all appropriate measures in order to maintain stability and contribute to Tunisia’s transition to democracy. More

Partnership for democracy with Jordan’s Parliament: rapporteur makes evaluation visit to Amman

Josette Durrieu, rapporteur on “The evaluation of the Partnership for democracy in respect of the Parliament of Jordan”, started a three-day visit to Amman. She will meet, in particular, the Prime Minister and the Speakers of both Chambers of Parliament. More

PACE-Belarus: a positive trend undermined by the recent escalation of violence

The committee has deeply regretted that a positive trend of greater international openness and dialogue between Belarus and the Assembly has been undermined by the recent escalation of violence against peaceful protesters. More

Rapporteur welcomes the progress made by Tunisia in its democratic transition

Following a fact-finding visit to Tunis, George Loucaides welcomed the progress made by Tunisia in its political transition and the extent of the co-operation between the Tunisian authorities and Council of Europe bodies. More

Call for immediate release of detained Belarusian activists

Andrea Rigoni (ALDE, Italy), following his fact-finding visit to Minsk on 23-24 March 2017, called on the authorities to immediately release all those who have been detained in connection with the March demonstrations. More

Political transition in Tunisia: fact-finding visit by rapporteur to Tunis

George Loucaides, rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, will make a fact-finding visit to Tunis from 27 to 30 March in connection with the preparation of his report on political transition in Tunisia. More