PACE spring session starts in Strasbourg

Politics Materials 10 April 2006 14:50 (UTC +04:00)
PACE spring session starts in Strasbourg

EU Council of Europe relations will be the major point on the agenda of the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The Luxembourg prime-minister, Jean-Claude Junker will speak on that matter today, the Trend correspondent in Strasbourg reports. The Euro Commission chairman, Jose Manuela Barrozu is also expected to hold a speech.

The perspectives of the EU basic rights agency creation with the participation of the General Secretary of the CE, Terry Davis and the EC foreign affairs commission chairman, Elmar Broke will also be discussed. The impossibility of rehabilitating the Nazi ideology in Europe will be included on the April session agenda. Situation in Palestine will be under the discussion as well; representatives from Israeli parliament and Palestinian territories, including Hamas movement representatives have been invited.

Two questions directly relating to Azerbaijan will be discussed at the session problem of maltreatment in the European armies and the problem of refuges and displaced persons in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

The refuges problem will be discussed on April 13, the Azerbaijani delegation member, Ganira Pashayeva told Trend.

The given problem has already been discussed at the PACE meeting on June 2002 (resolution 94840). The fact this problem is again included on the PACE agenda is very important, as it gives the possibility to keep the world `s attention on the problem, she said.

Azerbaijani MPs will also distribute special brochures and books dedicated on the Azerbaijani- Armenian conflict.

Other matters including the women trafficking at the eve of the world championship in Germany will be discussed at the meeting.

PACE has decided to postpone the CIA secret prisons in Europe issue till the summer session as there is not enough materials on the issue.