The PACE Bureau about Agramunt: Principles more important than any of our member
In Strasbourg, the Bureau of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe expressed confidence in the President of this organization Pedro Agramunt of today, April 28, reported the press service of the PACE.
At the meeting it was decided that he was “not authorized to make any official visits, to attend any meetings or make any public statements on behalf of the Assembly as its Chairman.”
“The President decided not to attend today on the Bureau as he has not submitted his resignation. As a result, in the context of existing rules and procedures under which the President can be forced to resign, the Bureau found it necessary to take these steps,” – said the first Vice-President Roger Gale.
According to the representative of great Britain, the standards and principles of the PACE “is more important than any individual member of the Assembly”, and structural integrity must be maintained.
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21 March 2017 it was reported that in Syria there has arrived the delegation of PACE members from Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Russia, headed by Pedro Agramunt. A week later the delegation of Ukraine, Denmark and Poland in this structure, initiated an investigation in connection with the visit of the PACE President to the middle East, which, as it turned out, organized the Russian military command.
24 APR Agramunt said that the Syrian voyage was a private and not related to his work PACE, but admitted that he would have to notify their intentions to the representatives of other political groups. However, the delegate of Agramunt for the post of head of the PACE group of the European people’s party expressed his lack of confidence.
In PACE there is no procedure of impeachment of the head Assembly.
The PACE Bureau about Agramunt: Principles more important than any of our member 28.04.2017