Winter session, Strasbourg - 25 - 29 January 2010

parliamentary assembly

''Faked pandemics: a threat to health'' will be one of the major themes of the session. Other highlights of the session will be the debates on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the situation in the Middle East and action against trafficking in human beings.

With Lluís Maria de Puig coming to the end of his term of office, the Assembly elected Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as its new President.

Other personalities to address the Assembly included George A. Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece, Franco Frattini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers, and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General

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