Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs


Investigative journalism and national parliaments combating corruption

A conference-debate on “investigative journalism and the role of national parliaments in combating corruption” marked the official launch of the PACE anti-corruption platform. More

Andorran parliamentarians have highest participation rates in 2013 plenary sessions

Meritxell Mateu-Pi (Andorra, ALDE) The parliamentarians from Andorra had the highest participation rates in the plenary debates of the PACE in 2013, ahead of the members from Switzerland and Luxembourg. More

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