Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs


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

Norway’s delegation cast nearly 90% of their maximum number of possible votes in 2011

Parliamentarians from Norway voted most often in plenary debates of the Assembly during 2011, according to statistics made public today. in a “league table” of the voting rates of national delegations. More

Committee on Rules of Procedure gives the go-ahead for PACE reform

As part of the reform of the PACE, the Committee on Rules of Procedure adopted a package of measures to increase the Assembly's political relevance and effectiveness, make it more visible, rationalise its operational resources and improve the commitment and participation of its members. More

Credentials of Albanian delegation to PACE challenged

The credentials of the Albanian delegation to PACE were challenged on procedural grounds on the opening day of the session in Strasbourg. Making the challenge, Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary), who heads the ALDE group, said: “We have reason to believe that one of our Assembly members from Albania was removed in a way which is in breach of the applicable rules.” The Assembly’s Rules Committee will now prepare a report on the matter, and the Assembly will make a final decision on Thursday morning. More