Political Affairs and Democracy


Rapporteur urges Turkey to refrain from military intervention in northern Syria

Theodora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on “The situation in Syria: prospects for a political solution?”, has urged Turkey to refrain from military intervention in northern Syria, which will inevitably cause great tension. More

AI will be a determining factor for the future of humanity, committee hearing is told

Deborah Bergamini (Italy, EPP/CD) PACE rapporteur Deborah Bergamini has stressed the need for setting up national and international regulatory frameworks to ensure democratic governance of AI and prevent its misuse. More

Tiny Kox: ‘EU accession to the Convention is at the forefront of the Assembly’s political dialogue with Brussels’

Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL) met with the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, to discuss relations between the Assembly and the European Union in the context of the preparation of his report. More

Jacques Maire: “Intensifying the parliamentary dialogue with Algeria is needed more than ever”

"The Council of Europe has extensive experience in supporting democratic transitions and political reforms in Europe as well as in neighbouring regions", the Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur underlines. More

Strengthening co-operation with the UN in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“As human rights are increasingly being challenged, it is essential that the United Nations may rely on values-based partners such as the Council of Europe”, the Political Committee said. More

The creation of a Constitutional Committee is indispensable for the political transition towards peace and stability in Syria

The committee urged the international community "to unite and engage in serious efforts” to reach a common agreement in setting up a Constitutional Committee, as a necessary mechanism of transition towards peace and stability. More