Political Affairs and Democracy


London terror attack victim tells parliamentarians: ‘I was treated with indifference’

The victim of a terror attack in London has told a parliamentary hearing in Athens about the difficult challenges he faced in the aftermath of the attack – and how he had hoped for greater support from the authorities. More

Committee calls for academic network to fight corruption

A committee calls on academics and scholars throughout the Council of Europe area to come together in a trans-national network to combat corruption, and encourage implementation of Council of Europe Conventions in this field. More

Syria: rapporteur urges international plan for security and political transition

Dora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on the situation in Syria, has called on the international community to support a wide-ranging plan to bring security and political transition to the country – backed by the UN and regional powers. More

Political Affairs Committee Chair condemns the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli Army in Gaza

“I strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by the Israeli Army. I join my voice to those asking for an international investigation,” said Mrs Oomen-Ruijten reacting to the escalation of violence in Gaza. More

Dora Bakoyannis: ‘There is space for Europe to play a useful role in Syria’

The situation in Syria has severely deteriorated to the extent that the UN Secretary General has described it as ‘hell on earth’ and the international community has failed to achieve a political solution,” said Dora Bakoyannis. More

Libya: the Council of Europe could play a role in setting up unified state structures

The Council of Europe should contribute to the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya to set up unified state structures in the country, said the committee approving a report by Attila Korodi. More