Michele Nicoletti: ‘Preserving European unity: a shared objective’

“We must deploy all our efforts to fulfill our main responsibility, which is to preserve European unity,” said Michele Nicoletti, paying tribute the Congress’ initiatives aimed at bringing people together. More

Supporting decentralisation by fostering dialogue

“Mechanisms for decentralisation need to be further developed and translated into relevant legislation, by promoting a culture of dialogue between central authorities and local authorities,” said Luís Leite Ramos. More

Turkey: monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs

Co-rapporteurs Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans will be making a fact-finding visit to Turkey from 28 to 30 March to assess the honouring of the country’s obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe. More

PACE President condemns terrorist attacks in Trèbes

Michele Nicoletti condemned “in the strongest possible terms” this morning’s terrorist attacks in Trèbes. “I want to send a message of sympathy to families of the victims and to the French people and the French authorities".  More

Co-rapporteur urges Ukrainian authorities maintain momentum in fight against corruption

Following his visit to Kyiv, Eerik-Niiles Kross welcomed the many reforms that have been implemented by the Ukrainian authorities, since the adoption of PACE Resolution on the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine. More

Spring Session: state of emergency, hybrid war, corruption, editorial integrity

Session On the occasion of its Spring session (23-27 April), PACE will examine the state of emergency and proportionality issues relating to the derogation provided for in Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights. More

Protecting editorial integrity and independence of the media

Several challenges to the editorial integrity and independence of the media are arising in the member States said the committee. The emergence of the Internet-based media has triggered a dramatic decline in revenues of traditional media. More

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