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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

Death of Helmut Kohl: loss of a great European leader

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl,” declared Mogens Jensen, Chair of PACE's Political Affairs Committee, speaking on Friday. More

Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption

"A strong democracy is the best anti-corruption tool. Unacceptable behaviour fosters populism," said Michele Nicoletti, presenting his report on 'Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption'. More