Jean-Claude Mignon from France elected PACE President
Mignon (EPP/CD) from France has just been elected President of the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The new president presented his vision
on number of issues, emphasizing that âthe Europe of human rights should become
an inescapable realityâ. Jean-Claude Mignon sounded his intention to put Council
of Europe back at the centre of the European and international stage, and also
expressed his eagerness to find solutions to frozen conflicts in Europe.
political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote
democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to
social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.