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Council of Europe offers its experience in building democratic security to Med countries

Leading figures from Croatia and the Council of Europe have pledged new ways to help build “democratic security” in the Mediterranean and North Africa at a parliamentary conference in Dubrovnik which focused on shared values. More

Appeal for a political solution to the Syrian crisis

Following a visit to Amman, Theodora Bakoyannis, who is preparing a report on “The situation in Syria and its effects upon surrounding countries”, has underlined the importance of reaching a political solution to the Syrian crisis. More

Rapporteur on situation in Syria and surrounding countries visits Jordan

Theodora Bakoyannis, who is preparing a report for PACE on “The situation in Syria and its effects upon surrounding countries”, will make a fact-finding visit to Jordan on 24 October. More

‘Democracy hacked’

“The Internet is not only a place of democracy and open debate but also a place where discourse is deliberately manipulated, where fake news is knowingly disseminated on a large scale”, rapporteur Frithjof Schmidt stressed. More

Partnership with the Parliament of Morocco: a positive assessment

After seven years of implementation of the partnership for democracy between the Parliament of Morocco and PACE, the he Political Affairs Committee has made a “positive assessment” of its results. More

A balance in dealing with foreign funding of Islam

Political Affairs Committee has urged Council of Europe states to “put an end” to any foreign funding of Islam which is used for the purpose of “national political expansion into other States under the guise of Islam”. More