Belgian MP Rick Dems elected as the new president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) at the winter session. The PACE reports on its Twitter.
Dems as president of PACE replaced Swiss MP Liliane Mori-Pasquier. Note that the head of PACE is elected for a period of two years, the next election will be held in January 2022.
In his inaugural address, Dems said he would be "a very active president." He also noted that the relationship between human rights and the environment would be a priority for him.
"We need a policy with results, we need to influence the daily lives of our 830 million citizens," Dems stated.
We note that at the beginning of the session PACE Vice-President was also elected, he became the Ukrainian MP from the Servant of the People faction Oleksandr Merezhko.
As we reported before, the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe started on Monday, January 27. Ukrainian delegation will take part in the session. 112 Ukraine correspondent reported this, noting that Ukrainian and Russian delegation will meet in PACE for the first time in five years.
The lawmakers of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) stopped the automatic confirmation of the authorities of the Russian delegation