PACE to hold urgent debate

19:04, 05 September 2008
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On consequences of war between Georgia and Russia

At its meeting today in Paris, the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) proposed the holding of an urgent debate (*) during the Assembly`s autumn session (Strasbourg, 29 September-3 October) on "the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia".

According to a PACE press-release forwarded to UNIAN, the Bureau also decided to set up an ad hoc committee to visit the two countries during the week before the session to gather information on the spot on the current situation and make proposals for possible future action. 

The ad hoc committee will comprise the two Monitoring Committee rapporteurs for Georgia - Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, President of the ALDE group) and Kastriot Islami (Albania, SOC) - and the two Monitoring Committee rapporteurs for Russia - Luc Van den Brande (Belgium, President of the EPP/CD group) and Theodoros Pangalos (Greece, SOC), plus the Chairs of the committees dealing with Political Affairs and Migration, Göran Lindblad (Sweden, EPP/CD) and Corien Jonker (Netherlands, EPP/CD), with the other three political group presidents Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC), Mikhail Margelov (Russian Federation, EDG) and Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL).  The ad hoc committee will be chaired by Mr Van den Brande.

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