Political Affairs and Democracy


PACE President makes official visit to Iceland, joins with Utøya survivor at #NoHateNoFear event

Pedro Agramunt will make an official visit to Iceland on 26 and 27 September. In Reykjavik, he is due to meet the President of Iceland and the Speaker of Parliament, as well as the Foreign and Finance Ministers. More

Ukraine: regretting escalating violence the committee urges member States to support the peace process

The committee regrets that “against a deteriorated security situation, there has been no progress in the implementation of the political aspects of Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”. More

PACE rapporteurs strongly condemn Hamas executions in the Gaza Strip

Two rapporteurs have strongly condemned the three executions carried out in the Gaza Strip by Hamas.“These executions are a clear violation of the Palestinian National Council’s ‘Partnership for democracy’ with the Assembly", they said. More

Libya's future between the threats of terrorism and a democratic prospect

Libya's future between the threats of terrorism and a democratic prospect was the focus of a hearing organised by the committee, in Paris on 24 May, in the framework of the preparation of a report on the subject by Attila Korodi. More

Belarus: rapporteurs strongly condemn another execution

Meritxell Mateu, general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, strongly condemn another execution carried out in Belarus. More

‘Ukraine must remain high on our agenda’

Participants at a joint Parliamentary Assembly hearing on “The conflict in Eastern Ukraine: political and human rights concerns” agreed that it was important to keep the situation in Ukraine high on the agenda. More