Parliamentary Assembly: Thorbjørn Jagland urges independent inquiry into corruption allegations

In a 24 March letter to the assembly’s president Pedro Agramunt, the secretary general urges him to deal with the claims in a “swift and transparent manner.”

Assembly: Media freedom under serious threat in many European countries

Assembly MPs expressed concern at the “many cases” listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015.

Podcast: Paola Profeta – Why women won’t wait for a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion

In this podcast, Professor Paola Profeta explains why women, now better educated than men across Europe, cannot accept a “gradualist approach” to gender inclusion.

Russia: Pedro Agramunt – “The voice of MPs from all Europe’s 47 countries must be heard in the Assembly”

” The Parliamentary Assembly brings together 47 member States of the CoE, not 46,” said Parliamentary Assembly president Pedro Agramunt, at the end of his visit to Russia.

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.