PACE winter session opens

In Strasbourg on Monday the PACE winter session opened, which will last until January 21. It is supposed to elect a new president of the Assembly during it.

This post is in connection with the completion of the term is left by the French parliamentarian Jean-Claude Mignon .

One of the likely candidates for the post of PACE is a parliamentarian from Luxembourg Ann Brassor.

According to the tradition, the post of head of PACE is alternately occupied by representatives of various political groups in the Assembly. And according to these rules, the Alliance of the Liberal Democrats nominated Brassor.

But this time also nominated is the British MP Robert Walter filed as head of the European Democrat Group .

The agenda also includes discussions on the urgent situation in Ukraine .

Also scheduled are performances by Werner Faymann, Austrian Federal Chancellor , currently presiding in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe , as well as Speaker of the European Parliament , Martin Schulz .

The CoE Secretary General Thorbjorn Yangland and the Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz will also perform.

Along with that PACE will also discuss issues of climate change , cooperation between the Council and the Palestinian Authority and the role of international organizations in the protection of human rights.

The session is attended by a delegation of Azerbaijan made ??up of deputies Samed Seidov , Rafael Huseynov , Sabir Hajiyev , Rovshan Rzayev, Fazil Mustafa, Sahib Gafarov , Sevinc Fataliyeva , Ganira Pashayeva, Fazail Ibrahimli , Elkhan Suleymanov and Aydin Abbasov .

In addition, the session is to familiarize with the activities of institutions of CE, inviting a group of civilian and youth activists and journalists from Azerbaijan .

Along with this, the human rights delegation from Azerbaijan intends to draw the attention of PACE and other CE structures to the problem of political prisoners and the deterioration of fundamental freedoms - of assembly, expression and association . -06D -


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