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Combating corruption within national parliaments

Nataša Vučković (Serbia, SOC) The committee will hold a seminar on 2 December in Belgrade, in co-operation with the PACE Parliamentary Project Support Division, on the mechanisms available to national parliaments to counter corruption. More

Council of Europe budget freeze for 2014 and 2015

Rudy Salles (France, EPP/DC) At a time of budgetary restrictions affecting most member States, the Council of Europe budget for 2014 and 2015 will show zero nominal growth, notes Rudy Salles in an opinion on the budget and priorities of the Organisation. More

The Assembly must cut expenditure in 2014 and 2015, according to a committee

The report by Rudy Salles on Assembly expenditure for 2014-2015, which was adopted by the Committee on Rules of Procedure, states that this organ will have to agree to reduce its expenditure for the next two years. More

Committee proposes changing regulatory provisions of monitoring and post-monitoring procedures

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) In adopting a report by Pedro Agramunt, the PACE Committee on Rules of Procedure has proposed that monitoring and post-monitoring reports in future be presented to the Assembly at least once every three years. More

Privatisation of public services does not always have the expected results, points out Rules Committee

Though public administrations have to accept the changing social and economic environment, public services cannot be built on the contingencies of the moment. The State remains a guarantor of social, economic and territorial cohesion. More

Norwegian parliamentarians again come top in annual survey of PACE voting

Parliamentarians from Norway voted most often in plenary debates during 2012, holding on to the top slot they obtained in 2011. Norway’s delegation cast over 87 per cent of their maximum number of possible votes. More