The UEL group is deeply concerned about the increased escalation between Ukraine and Russia. The UEL calls on both countries and all other geopolitical players to de-escalate the tensions and resolve the conflict by diplomatic means. It must be… Continue Reading
A resolution and recommendation on the basis of a report by UEL rapporteur Paul Gavan (Ireland), who visited both countries, have been adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Following the recent conflict between Armenia and… Continue Reading
Mr Gavan said, “There has unfortunately been a steady increase in incidents between May and July of this year, and these have reached a new level with regrettable injuries and loss of life, which is of great concern to me.”… Continue Reading
Paul Gavan (Sinn Féin, Ireland) rapporteur on the humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan welcomed the news of the release of 15 Armenian captives and the handing over to Azerbaijan of a map showing almost 100,000 landmines… Continue Reading
Ms. Brynjólfsdóttir, head of the Icelandic delegation and Member of the Standing Committee recalled during the remote current affairs debate on 15 September that the PACE Members had been calling on the Belarusian government to « immediately end its repression… Continue Reading
The Group leader of UEL has addressed the Turkish Minister for foreign affairs in writing. Mr. Kox called on the Minister, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who is also PACE’s honorary president, to avoid a military operation as it goes counter international… Continue Reading
“Dr Bernard Sabella from the Palestinian PACE delegation, in response to our solidarity declaration with the Palestinian people, is calling on Europe to do more to achieve progress in the peace process”, said UEL chairperson Tiny Kox.
On the request of Ms. Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR, Head of the Icelandic delegation, vice-chairperson of PACE and Member of the UEL Group, the Assembly held the debate on Europe’s role in peacemaking initiatives in Syria. Ms. Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR stated… Continue Reading