Strasbourg – The spring session of PACE will take place on 7–11 April 2014.
The session will focus on developments in Ukraine. Members of parliament will discuss the request to reconsider the credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation on substantive grounds (Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure), and will probably hold an urgent debate on risks to the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine.
Important topics will be discussed, including a decision on granting partner for democracy status to the Kyrgyz Parliament, a report on prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe, the annual activity report of the Commissioner for Human Rights and a debate on user protection and security in cyberspace.
The Parliamentary Assembly will be addressed by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and the Austrian Minister for Integration Issues, European and International Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer, and the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks.
Slovenia will be represented by five deputies of the National Assembly, Romana Tomc, Jakob Presečnik, Andreja Črnak Meglič, Polonca Komar, and Iva Dimic.