Armenian and Serbian Presidents, Russian Duma Speaker to address the Assembly

  Strasbourg, 30 September-4 October 2013   Strasbourg, 05.09.2013 – Addresses by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić and the Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin will be among highlights of PACE’s forthcoming autumn plenary session (30 September-4 October). Also on the agenda are debates on national security and access to … Read more

Autumn session: decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

  Strasbourg, 8-12 October   At its autumn session in Strasbourg (8-12 October 2018), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) discussed the strengthening of its decision-making process concerning credentials and voting. The winner of the 2018 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize was announced on Monday 8 October, from a shortlist of three … Read more

Anne Brasseur

  Anne Brasseur “I am proud to be the president of an Assembly which brings together 324 parliamentarians from 47 European countries, representing 820 million people. To benefit from this diversity, we must not only foster permanent dialogue and mutual respect but also make the effort to understand others, taking account of their backgrounds, their … Read more

Working structure

Political groups In order to develop a non-national European outlook, the formation of political groups in the Parliamentary Assembly has been promoted and from 1964 onwards they were granted certain rights within the Rules of Procedure. At present the Assembly counts six political groups: the Group of the European People’s Party (EPP/CD); the Socialists, Democrats … Read more

Standing Committee: meeting in Vienna

  The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly was held in Vienna at the Austrian Parliament on Friday 22 November 2013 under the Austrian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon, the President of the Austrian National Council, Reinhard Todt, gave a … Read more

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