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Observation of Presidential elections in Georgia
[21/12/2007 11:00:00] A 28 member Parliamentary Assembly delegation led by Mátyás Eörsi will observe the presidential elections on Saturday 5 January 2008 in Georgia alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the European Parliament and the OSCE-ODIHR.
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René van der Linden condemns terrorist attack in Diyarbakir
[04/01/2008 14:30:00] Parliamentary Assembly President René van der Linden condemned the terrorist attack in Diyarbakir on 3 January, which killed four people and injured scores of others. ''It is clear that such acts will neither contribute to a climate of dialogue, nor to a solution of remaining problems, on which recent years have seen substantial progress''.
Parliamentary Assembly President condemns murder of Benazir Bhutto(more ...)
René van der Linden: ''The world community has spoken on the death penalty''(more ...)
Eurimages supports 15 European co-productions
[21/12/2007 12:00:00] At its 108 meeting held from 16 to 18 December in Paris, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 15 feature films for a total amount of 4 925 000 Euros.
Irregular migrants: Assembly committee disagrees with European Union
[17/12/2007 16:30:00] An EU proposal to fix at 18 months the maximum period of detention for irregular migrants in Europe, ''flies in the face of humanity,'' said Mevlüt Cavusoglu, chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Migration Committee.
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Terry Davis welcomes UN call for worldwide moratorium on executions
[19/12/2007 09:00:00] ''The vote in the General Assembly of the United Nations is a milestone on the irreversible path towards the abolition of the death penalty everywhere in the world,'' said Secretary General Terry Davis on 19 December, following the adoption of a UN resolution by a majority of 104 votes.
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Halvdan Skard: ''2007 was an important year for the Congress''
[21/12/2007 11:30:00] ''The year 2007, which marked 50 years of the development of territorial democracy in Europe, saw important political changes for the Congress,'' stated Congress President Halvdan Skard. […] ''All this allows me to look with optimism into the year 2008''.
Karl-Heinz Lambertz: ''Congress expertise can be most useful to EU Neighbourhood Policy''(more ...)
Ian Micallef: Bali was a missed opportunity(more ...)
Jan Helgesen, new President of the Venice Commission
[17/12/2007 11:30:00] On 14 December, the European Commission for Democracy through Law elected Jan Helgesen as its new President. He is the successor to Antonio La Pergola, who founded the Venice Commission and died in July 2007.
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Rights of children: Maud de Boer-Buquicchio congratulates Ukrainian authorities
[21/12/2007 11:30:00] ''I should like to congratulate the Ukrainian government for the package of amendments, contained in draft law 1224, and aimed at improving the rights of children in Ukraine'', said Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, on 21 December.