Parliamentary Assembly session : 23 – 27 September 2002 

Peter Schieder's press conference

23.09.2002 - A few hours before the opening of the Parliamentary Assembly Session, Peter Schieder assured journalists that there would be no further obstacle to Yugoslavia’s accession once the Parliaments of Serbia and Montenegro had adopted the constitutional Charter. He pointed out that Tuesday’s joint meeting of the two European Assemblies was a clear signal from the Parliamentary Assembly that the European Parliament had an essential role to play in European integration and that the Assembly’s role was to speak on behalf of the greater Europe. Mr Schieder also expressed deep disappointment at the small percentage of women present in some national delegations.