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.

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.

Assembly delegation set for pre-electoral visit to Belarus

The 9-10 August mission begins in Minsk. The delegation is due to meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees on International Affairs and on Human Rights, and the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission.

Podcast: Senator Hendrik Daems – Europe must stop bashing Belgium over terrorism

Daems comments followed a Parliamentary Assembly hearing earlier today, which reviewed last month’s attacks on Brussels’ Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station.