Category Archives: PACE

Ukraine condemned the PACE decision to deprive Goncharenko of the right to vote

The agency believes that the PACE decision is inconsistent with the “defiant behavior of the Russian delegation.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine condemned the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to deprive Oleksiy Honcharenko, a member of the Ukrainian delegation and a member of the European Solidarity MP, of the right to vote for three months . The spokesman

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9 PACE member states called on Russia to end the militarization of Crimea, – statement

Ukraine and 8 other member states of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on Russia to end the blocking of the Kerch Strait and the militarization of the Crimea. This is stated in a joint statement, the text of which was announced on April 20, by the chairman of the permanent delegation of the Verkhovna Rada

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Ukraine hopes head of PACE will raise such issues in Moscow as Crimea return, withdrawal of Russian troops from Donbas

Oleksandr Merezhko, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, member of the Servant of the People faction, hopes that PACE Chairman Hendrik Dams, during his visit to Moscow on March 14-16, will be able to raise the issues of the occupied Crimea, the Russian military presence in Donbas and the case of aircraft of Malaysian Airlines flight

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Europe’s capitulation in PACE

The Russian delegation to the PACE has seen its powers restored in full, which continues similar steps the Assembly took back in 2019. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine’s new delegation was working to pursue the efforts launched by their predecessors toward having Russia expelled from the PACE. Back then, it was a major bulk of annual

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PACE restores Russia’s credentials despite protest by Ukraine

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) restored the Russian delegation’s power to vote and participate in assemblies in spite of challenges from Ukraine, Russia’s crackdown on civil society and its breaches of international law. In a 109-37 vote, with 24 abstentions, PACE expressed concerns about Russia “exacerbating negative tendencies with regard to democracy, the rule of law

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PACE proposes to abandon sanctions against Russia

The PACE is preparing to confirm the powers of the Russian delegation and abandon sanctions against Russia . This is stated in the draft decision prepared by the Organization’s Monitoring Committee. The draft criticizes Russia’s actions, but specifies that PACE strives for a constructive dialogue. We are talking about amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which make it possible not to comply

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PACE reminds Russia of its responsibility for execution of ECHR judgments in occupied territories

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has reminded Russia of its responsibility for human rights violations in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. The amendment, initiated by representatives of the Ukrainian delegation, was supported by the PACE in the resolution on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights adopted on January 26.

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PACE urges Ukraine to refrain from any actions detrimental to rule of law

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted the Progress of the Assembly’s Monitoring Procedure annual report (from January to December 2020), in which it called on Kyiv officials to take measures to strengthen anti-corruption structures and refrain from any actions that could adversely affect the rule the rights and independence of the judiciary in Ukraine. Ukraine must

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PACE backs Ukraine’s initiative to contest Russian delegation’s credentials

Now the decision should be considered by the PACE Monitoring Committee and the Committee on Rules and Procedures (Regulatory). The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has backed Ukraine’s initiative to appeal the credentials of the Russian delegation. The relevant initiative of Head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Maria Mezentseva was backed by 38 PACE members from

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Ukraine could bring up Russia’s membership in PACE over Navalny’s detention

08:03, 18 January 2021 – Source : 112 Ukraine The Ukrainian delegation will focus on questioning Russia’s membership in the Assembly, – official In the light of Alexei Navalny’s recent detention in Russia, the Ukrainian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will bring up Russia’s membership in PACE for discussion. Maria Mezentseva, the head of Ukraine’s permanent

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Ukrainian delegation to attend PACE winter session

The Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided to travel to Strasbourg for PACE’s January session rather than to participate in it remotely. The head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Yelyzaveta Yasko, wrote about this on her Facebook page on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We have held an emergency meeting of the Ukrainian

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The Council of Europe calls on the Verkhovna Rada not to rush with the dismissal of judges of the Constitutional Court

Ukraine was also urged to explore alternative ways to fight corruption and offered its assistance. The Chairman of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio and the President of GRECO (Council of Europe Anti-Corruption Monitoring Authority) Marin Mrchela addressed the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the draft law “On Restoration of Public Confidence in the Constitutional Judiciary” submitted by

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Foreign Minister Kuleba: Confidence in PACE undermined by return of Russian delegation

Permanent Representative of Ukraine Tarasyuk says Russia owes almost EUR 9 million due to be paid to the budget of the Council of Europe. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says that it was the unconditional return of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session hall that undermined confidence in the organization. He made the

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PACE regrets Russia’s withdrawal from MH17 talks

PACE’s rapporteur has regretted the withdrawal of Russia from trilateral talks with the Netherlands and Australia concerning the 2014 downing of flight MH17. “The Russian withdrawal from the trilateral talks sends a painful signal, first and foremost to the victims’ families. In their interest, dialogue must be stepped up, not ended. The filing of an inter-state application before the European

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PACE initiates creation of investigative body on human rights violations in Belarus

Besides, PACE refuses to recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus The Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Legal Affairs and Human Rights did not recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus and stated about the creation of the international investigative body for the collection of evidence of a violation

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Ukrainian delegation initiates Belarusian Declaration in PACE

Declaration condemns the use of force against peaceful protesters The Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) with the support of the delegations of Great Britain, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania initiated the Belarusian Declaration. This was announced by the head of the delegation, the MP from the Servant of the People Yelyzaveta Yasko on Facebook.

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Russia and its supporters in Europe are trying to discredit Ukraine by spreading the narrative of “far-right extremism”

Authors:Gala SklyarevskaThis is stated in the response of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE to a request from MediaSapiens The other day, some Ukrainian media reported that the PACE intended to send an additional mission to investigate “far-right extremism” in Ukraine. “112 Ukraine”, “Vesti” and other publications referred to the words of the chairman of the PACE monitoring committee Stefan Schennach,

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PACE may investigate far-right extremism in Ukraine

It is related to the wave of attacks by national radicals on civilians that swept through Ukraine The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe may send an additional mission to Ukraine to investigate far-right extremism after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. This was stated by an MP of Austria’s Social Democratic Party, a member of the PACE, Professor Stefan

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Russia Funds Construction Projects That Use Forced Laborers

They lived directly at the site, right in the very same houses. They worked as finishers and sometimes did hard labor, like mixing cement. They worked there for a little less than two months and were paid 15,000 roubles (about $230 -ed.) for five people. A new report from Hromadske’s partner outlet Novaya Gazeta exposes the use of North Korean forced

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Russia’s return to PACE not as triumphant as many suggest – think tank

The PACE resolution recognized Russia as a party to the Minsk agreements – something Moscow has fiercely resisted for the past few years. Some delegations consider Russia’s formal return and the second-attempt election of Russian delegate Piotr Tolstoy as PACE deputy chief as a key result of the session. However, this is far from being decisive in terms of the

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PACE officially recognizes Russia as party to Minsk agreements

Russia was outraged by the paragraph of the resolution and insisted on crossing it off The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution recognizing Russia as a party to the Minsk agreements, European Pravda reports. The PACE also applied a resolution on the state of the monitoring procedure with critical remarks against Russia, in which, in

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Ukraine’s delegation to continue its work in PACE amid approval of Russia’s authority

It does not consider suspension of its work in PACE and intends to uphold the values of Council of Europe The delegation of Ukraine intends to continue its work in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), having abandoned the demarches, despite the approval of the Russian Federation’s authority in the organization. This was stated by the head

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PACE ratifies Russian delegation’s credentials

The document does not envisage any sanctions on Russian delegates. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe at its winter session in Strasbourg on Wednesday, January 29, ratified the credentials of the Russian Federation’s delegation, earlier challenged on substantive grounds. Ninety-six delegates supported the draft resolution with 44 votes against and seven abstained. The draft resolution on the matter

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Russian delegation in PACE could get its authorities back with no sanctions applied

Dutch leftist MP offered the bill that foresees evading any sanctions or restrictions on the Russian delegation; the document will be considered and voted on late January 29 PACE agreed upon the draft bill on the appeal against the authorities of the Russian delegation in the Assembly. The document will be considered and voted on late January 29, Yevropeiska Pravda

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Head of Russian delegation elected PACE vice speaker

The head of the Russian delegation, deputy chairman of the State Duma Petr Tolstoy, was elected vice-speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe . According to Interfax-Ukraine, PACE delegates elected Tolstoy as vice speaker on the second attempt. In the second round, voting took place behind closed doors. A simple majority of the number of parliamentarians present in the hall voted for him –

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