Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs


Corrupt elites as a threat to democracy

What is the link between corruption and democracy? How can corruption undermine the pillars of the rule of law? These were the questions posed by Michele Nicoletti as he opened a hearing on "Corrupt elites as a threat to democracy". More

Rules Committee proposes increasing the Turkish parliament’s representation in PACE

Adopting the report prepared by Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC), the Committee on Rules of Procedure stated its belief that “the representation of the Turkish parliament in the Assembly is clearly too low”. More

‘Dwindling real-terms funding for the Council of Europe threatens its role as challenges multiply’

Rudy Salles (France, EPP/DC) The Council of Europe needs greater resources to fulfil its role, especially with extremism, racism, intolerance and terrorism on the rise, according to the committee on Rules of Procedure. More

The committee welcomes Turkish authorities’ proposal to become a major contributor to the budget

The committee has welcomed the decision of the Turkish authorities to “reinforce the Council of Europe” by proposing to become a major contributor to the Council of Europe budget in 2016. More

Istanbul seminar tackles codes of conduct and election funding

Parliamentarians met in Istanbul together with experts to discuss codes of conduct and how they might operate in the parliamentary context, as well as the issue of financing political parties and election campaigns. More

Transparency of functioning and accountability of national parliaments

A regional seminar, organised in co-operation with the Parliamentary Project Support Division, will take place on 26-27 March in Istanbul, on the theme: "Elected bodies: transparency of functioning and accountability". More