Delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is the parliamentary dimension of the oldest pan-European organisation. The first Assembly session was held on 10 August 1949. Since then, it has been the initiator of the most important activities and the main driving force of the Council of Europe.

The Parliamentary Assembly was established to promote democratic values and protect human rights. It comprises parliamentarians from 47 member states and 5 states with the status of observer. Each country, in accordance with its size, has between 2 and 18 representatives in the Parliamentary Assembly. The Parliamentary Assembly has sessions four times a year, while meetings of its working bodies are organized in between sessions.

Our country has been a full member since 2003.

More information on the organization may be found on:
www.assembly.coe.int
Document:
Resolution 1782 (2011) - Investigation of allegations of inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo

Latest activities

  • Dr Aleksandra Tomic, Head of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to PACE, and delegation members Prof. Dr Zarko Obradovic and Dubravka Filipovski, took part in PACE spring session, 23-27 April 2018.

  • Dr Aleksandra Tomic, Head of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to PACE, and delegation members Marija Obradovic, PACE Vice-President, and Elvira Kovacs, Chairperson of the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, took part in the meetings of the PACE Standing Committee and Bureau on 16 March 2018.

  • The National Assembly’s delegation to the PACE January Session, 22 – 25 January 2018, was headed by Aleksandra Tomic and comprised MPs Dubravka Filipovski, Prof. Dr Zarko Obradovic, Elvira Kovacs, Marija Obradovic, Aleksandar Seselj and Aleksandar Stevanovic. Marija Obradovic was re-elected PACE Vice-President. She will be holding the post for the duration of 2018. Elvira Kovacs was elected Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, thus also becoming a member of the Bureau, PACE executive body, as well as many other bodies. She will be serving as Chairperson for the duration of 2018 and 2019. Dubravka Filipovski was elected Vice-President of the newly-established Free Democrats Group (FDG).

  • The PACE October session, 9–12 October 2017, was attended by MPs Biljana Pantic Pilja, Prof. Dr Zarko Obradovic, Dubravka Filipovski, Jasmina Obradovic, Elvira Kovacs and Aleksandar Stevanovic. On the occasion, MP Marija Obradovic, Head of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), was elected PACE Vice-President. She will be holding the post in 2017 and 2018.

  • The members of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe had a regular meeting in Belgrade on 18 May 2017, hosted by the National Assembly’s standing delegation to the international organization. More than 40 PACE members from 14 member states discussed reports on topics of interest to the Committee, especially the Report on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights of rapporteur Pierre-Yves Le Borgn.

  • The National Assembly standing delegation left the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, in protest on 27 April 2017, and returned to Belgrade. The delegation condemned the shameful decision of the French court in Colmar to release Ramush Haradinaj. At the beginning of the spring session on 24 April 2017, MP Natasa Vuckovic received a recognition for her 10-year contribution to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and was awarded the status of honorary member.
  • Aleksandra Djurovic, Head of the National Assembly’s standing delegation to PACE, was elected PACE Vice-President and Chairperson of the PACE Sub-Committee on External Relations, while delegation member Elvira Kovacs, was elected Vice-Chairperson of PACE Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities. Elvira Kovacs was also selected by the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination as rapporteur on the topic “Growing hate-speech and role of the political leaders in fighting hate crime”. The PACE winter session, 23 – 27 January 2017, was also attended by MPs Marija Obradovic, Biljana Pantic Pilja, Prof. Dr Zarko Obradovic, Elvira Kovacs and Jovan Jovanovic.
  • National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojkovic took part in the European Conference of Presidents and Speakers of Parliament in Strasbourg, 15 September 2016, organised by the Council of Europe.

List of MPs

MP's full name Political party Hometown Age
TOMIC Dr ALEKSANDRA
Head
SNS Belgrade 1969.
DAMJANOVIC MILjAN
Deputy member
SRS Belgrade 1984.
FILIPOVSKI DUBRAVKA
Deputy member
SNS Belgrade 1967.
KOVÁCS ELVIRA
Member
SVM Zrenjanin 1982.
MARKOVIC ALEKSANDAR
Deputy member
SNS Belgrade 1981.
MICIN ZARKO
Deputy member
SNS Novi Sad 1982.
MILADINOVIC STEFANA
Deputy member
SPS Belgrade, Rakovica 1981.
OBRADOVIC JASMINA
Deputy member
SNS Futog 1961.
OBRADOVIC MARIJA
Member
SNS Belgrade 1974.
OBRADOVIC Prof. Dr ZARKO
Member
SPS Belgrade, Vracar 1960.
PANTIC PILJA BILJANA
Member
SNS Novi Sad 1983.
SESELj ALEKSANDAR
Member
SRS Zemun 1993.
STAMENKOVIC BRANKA
Member
- Belgrade 1968.
STEVANOVIC Dr ANA
Deputy member
- Belgrade 1984.
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Monday, 15 October
  • 9.00 - sitting of the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee (National Assembly Building, 14 Kralja Milana Street)

  • 13.00 - press conference of MP Prof. Dr Miladin Sevarlic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 15.00 - the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Head of the PFG with China meets with a delegation of the Chinese city of Nantong (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 16.15 - the Head and members of the PFG with Egypt meet with a delegation of the Red Sea Governorate (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Small Hall)

  • - exhibition “Art Waiting for Justice” (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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