Political Affairs and Democracy


PACE gives its backing to global call for #StrongerDemocracies

Political Affairs Committee chair Mogens Jensen has joined a host of leaders from around the world to sign a global petition in support of stronger democracies – and urged other members of the Assembly to do the same. More

Political Affairs Committee calls for Council of Europe Summit

The committee today unanimously called for a Council of Europe Summit "to preserve and further strengthen the unique Pan-European project, currently threatened by divisions and a weakening of member States' commitment." More

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