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31 Oct 2012 description
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A l’issue de leur visite officielle en Tunisie, Edmond Panariti, Président du Comité des Ministres du Conseil de l’Europe et Ministre des Affaires étrangères de l’Albanie, et Jean-Claude Mignon, Président de l’Assemblée parlementaire de l’Organisation, accompagnés du Président de la Commission de Venise Gianni Buquicchio, ont appelé les autorités tunisiennes à mener de l’avant la réforme constitutionnelle en cours « de manière à asseoir solidement les fondements d’une société démocratique et pluraliste, respectueuse des droits et libertés de chacun », tout en encourageant la mise en place …

06 Apr 2012 description
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Thorbjørn Jagland and Tunisian foreign minister Rafik Abdessalem announce agreement on co-operation programme

Strasbourg, 5 April 2012 - "We need the full support of the Council of Europe and the European Union to set up independent democratic institutions, a vibrant civil society and a free media”, underlined the Tunisian Foreign Minister.

The President of Tunisia, Mr Moncef Marzouki emphasised, “we are extremely interested in improving relations. We want to strengthen ties at all levels.”

14 Oct 2011 description
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Strasbourg, 14.10.2011 – A 20-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), headed by Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC) will go to Tunisia from 20 to 24 October to observe the election of a constituent National Assembly, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the European Union.

03 Oct 2011 description
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Report on the visit to Lampedusa (Italy)

Strasbourg, 03.10.2011 – The reception centres in Lampedusa are not suitable holding facilities for irregular migrants, in particular Tunisians. In practice, they are imprisoned there without access to a judge, according to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Ad Hoc Sub-Committee on the large-scale arrival of irregular migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees on Europe’s southern shores, in its report on its visit to Lampedusa*, which was declassified today.

14 Apr 2011 description
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Strasbourg, 14.04.2011 – All European states should share collectively the responsibility for dealing with the arrival of large numbers of irregular migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on Europe’s southern shores following events in North Africa, according to PACE.

30 Mar 2011 description
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Doc. 12557

30 March 2011

Motion for a resolution

presented by Mr Volontè and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it The mass arrival of irregular migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to the southern shores of Europe continues apace. Already in 2006 around 72 000 immigrants entered Spain, Italy, Greece and Malta.

28 Feb 2011 description
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Developments in Northern Africa, and in particular potential influx of migrants from the region, were one of the main items of discussions at the meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 24 February.

The ministers reviewed technical, financial and legal instruments that are at the EU's disposal to tackle the situation in Northern Africa.

28 Feb 2011 description
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Les événements récents survenus en Afrique du Nord, et en particulier l'afflux potentiel de migrants en provenance de cette région, ont été l'un des principaux points à l'ordre du jour des travaux que le Conseil "Justice et affaires intérieures" a menés lors de sa session du 24 février.

Les ministres ont passé en revue les instruments techniques, financiers et juridiques dont dispose l'UE pour faire face à la situation que connaît actuellement l'Afrique du Nord.

14 Feb 2011 description
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Strasbourg, 14.02.2011 =96 Mevl=FCt =C7avu=FEo=F0lu, Président de l'Assemblée parlementaire du Conseil de l'Europe (APCE), a fait part de sa préoccupation au sujet de l'arrivée par mer de milliers de Tunisiens sur l'île de Lampedusa en Italie.

« L'histoire a tendance à se répéter à Lampedusa. Les autorités doivent gérer ces arrivées en prenant toutes les précautions nécessaires, car les personnes qui ont besoin d'une protection doivent la recevoir » a-t-il déclaré.