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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Russia refused to Finance the PACE until the restoration of their rights

As reported by Vice-speaker of the Russian State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy, the Russian authorities decided to abandon the contributions of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in 2018, while the organization will make amendments to the regulations prohibiting the exclusion of members of PACE.

“Due to the discriminatory policies of PACE, Russia extends the decision to freeze part of the contribution of the Council of Europe designed to Finance its parliamentary Assembly. This amount is about 11 million euros… While the rules of procedure of the Assembly is changed, the meaning of our participation in it”, – he said.


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