François Hollande: “We need the Council of Europe more than ever”

“France stands alongside the Council of Europe and I am confident that the Council of Europe stands alongside France in all efforts to promote peace, freedom and democracy,” France’s president declared.

Nadia Murad wins Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016

The award, worth €60,000, honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights.

Sevinj Fataliyev: European leaders must act to protect children in Aleppo

Sevinj Fataliyeva, who is the Assembly’s rapporteur on ‘Protecting children and young people affected by armed conflicts,’ raised the alarm following reports that 100,000 children are caught up in the conflict, many of whom have no chance to escape the city.

Assembly resolution highlights migration, labour market reforms and Europe’s ‘demographic winter’

Europe’s ‘demographic winter’ should spur governments towards “forward-looking policies to attract qualified migrants,” according to the Parliamentary Assembly’s Migration Committee.

European summit of Presidents and Speakers of Parliament

Tomorrow, the presidents and speakers of parliament from 47 Council of Europe member states and many partner, observer and neighbouring countries, will join the presidents of other international assemblies, for a two-day meeting in Strasbourg.