One of the items on the agenda of the current session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, is the use of referendums. The Council of Europe decided to adopt a Resolution to update guidelines for member countries of the CoE on the fair use of referendums. The Report on this matter is being examined by
On December 20, the Report on Prisons edited by Rita Bernardini, coordinator of the PRNTT addressed to the Council of Europe for consideration was presented in a conference held at the headquarters of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT). Gian Domenico Caiazza, lawyer and president of the Union of Criminal Chambers of Italy joined the conference. Speakers included Sergio
The news about Chinese economic growth, though slowed by macroeconomic imbalances, overall indebtedness and the “trade war” with the US, confirm the extent of the results achieved by President Xi Jinping at the domestic level as the Chinese Communist Party has a firmer grip on power: power which has been accumulated by one man, a President with no term limits
For over three weeks now, the corridors of the buildings in the European capital have been swept by what is now known as the “Selmayrgate”. What is it about? To make it short, it is the appointment of the new Secretary General of the European Commission, the official in charge of over 33,000 European officials, the top job within highest
On Friday 9 February the “Ethical Prize” was presented to honor the memory of Marco Pannella. Amb. Giulio Terzi, president of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law and a member of the Radical Party for many years was the recipient of the prize. The ceremony, organized by Plana Cultural Association chaired by Sergio Costa, took place at Palazzo Reale in Milan.
The possible reinstatement of capital punishment in Turkey would be the red line not to be crossed. It would spell the end of the EU accession process that has already been frozen. None of the values underlying the construction of Europe can justify the relativisation of human life, accepting a justice that kills. Turkey, as a member of the Council