The spring session of the PACE will begin with a discussion of the fate of Nadazhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian political prisoner held in Russia, according to the agenda of the PACE plenary session.

The situation of Savchenko will be discussed immediately after the traditional address of Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to the deputies. It will be followed by the Bureau’s progress report and the annual report on the activities in 2015 by  Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

There are also the following issues on the agenda: consideration of representation of women in politics,  counteraction to radicalization of children and fight against anti-Semitism, conditions of stay of persons detained during the war in Ukraine (Thursday, April 21 - Ed.), as well as emergency management in the field of public health of international importance. 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Daniel Mitov, Austrian President Heinz Fischer, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu are expected to address to the PASE session.

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