Strasbourg, 10.04.2013 – German President Joachim Gauck, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and Andorran Head of Government Antoni Martí are among a number of leading figures to address the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) during its Spring plenary session in Strasbourg (22-26 April).
Topics for debate include the Assembly’s post-monitoring dialogue with Turkey, violence against religious communities, fighting “child sex tourism” and balancing the benefits and risks of nanotechnology.
Other personalities to address the Assembly include Andorran Foreign Minister Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, who will present the Communication from the Committee of Ministers to the Assembly, and the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter. Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks will present his 2012 activity report. (more...)