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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 21 to 25 June 2010

PACE warning over extra-institutional players in the democratic system

[23/06/2010]  The Assembly has warned that the influence of some “extra-institutional actors” on the democratic process – for example, those involved in criminal activity – is a matter for concern, and called for greater transparency. Debating a report by Hendrik Daems (Belgium, ALDE), the parliamentarians said that influence which stems from special interests which are opaque was particularly worrying, and pledged to look into the question more deeply.