Christina Luna Rodriguez. Russia is a full member of the Council of Europe, and the Relations of countries and organizations inextricably, said Fins news the Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbj?rn Jagland.
at the end of January this year, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution, which has deprived the Russian delegation of a number of important powers, and voting rights, because of the situation in Ukraine until April. In response to This, the delegation of Russia until the end of 2015 left the Assembly. At the session in April of this year the PACE has decided not to arrange a debate on the credentials of the delegation. The discussion will take place at the June session.
explaining in an interview Last news the Relationship of the capital of Russia and Strasbourg, Jagland said that " It is the lawmakers to decide."
"I cannot talk separately about the relations between Russia and the Council of Europe: Russia a full member of the Council of Europe. For me it is important to note that the Russian Federation Is not something separate, it is part of Europe, a full member of the Council of Europe, " He said pointing.
"There are problems in PACE, but when (we) are talking about international relations, Russia is fully involved, and this process is ongoing," added the Secretary General. He drew attention that " there is no different parts of Europe. We have no Russia and Europe, the UK and Europe, France and Europe, we are Europe and Russia is a part of it ".
Speaking of the 70-year anniversary of the end of world war II, Jagland said that " This is a special tribute that we pay to the Russian troops, to their efforts, the majority (during the war) lost their lives ".
Relations between Russia and the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have cooled in April 2014 after the adoption of the PACE decision to deprive the Russian delegation of voting rights, the right to participate in the meeting of statutory bodies and participation in monitoring activities of the Assembly because of the position of the capital of Russia in the Crimea. The Russian delegation left the meeting room to restore power. Read more about depriving Russia of voting rights in PACE -
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is the oldest in the European Union international parliamentary institution, has been operating since 1949. This is one of 2 main statutory bodies of the Council of Europe, It is the desire of the main political parties existing in the member States of the organization. The Assembly shall deal with matters relating to the issues of modern society and different aspects of international politics. In the Assembly with the right to vote includes delegations from 47 countries. Hold observer status, Israel, Canada, Mexico. Read More