2017

OSCE PA Second Committee Chair Nilza Sena COPENHAGEN, 2 February 2017 – In response to an executive decree adopted late Tuesday night by the Romanian government that relaxes criminal punishments for charges of abuse of power and conflicts of interest, the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s economic and environmental committee, Portuguese parliamentarian Nilza Sena, said today that Romania must not backslide in the fight against

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COPENHAGEN, 1 February 2017 – The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s human rights and humanitarian committee Chair Ignacio Sanchez Amor today expressed concerns about United States President Donald Trump’s executive order to halt the entry of refugees and the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries into the United States, noting that this represents a major step backward in the international community’s efforts to develop a cohesive

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COPENHAGEN, 1 February 2017 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) today called on all sides to bring an immediate end to the increased hostilities in eastern Ukraine, especially in the Avdiika and Donetsk areas. “I deeply condemn and deplore the breaches of the ceasefire and the Minsk agreements, which have already now led to heavy losses of human lives, including civilians,” said the President. In recent

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COPENHAGEN, 30 January 2017 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) today issued a statement following the apparent terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec, Canada: “I strongly condemn last night’s shooting at a mosque in the city of Quebec, and I offer my condolences to the families of the victims and our friends in Canada. This heinous attack painfully underlines that violent extremism knows no particular faith

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House of Lords Speaker Peter Norman Fowler and OSCE PA President Christine Muttonen meeting in London, 24 January 2017 LONDON, 25 January 2017 – Wrapping up a two-day visit to London, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) today emphasized the need for reinforcing European, Eurasian and transatlantic ties by utilizing all the tools offered by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, including its

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Nilza Sena speaks at the OSCE's Economic and Environmental Forum, Vienna, 23 January 2017 VIENNA, 24 January 2017 – Portuguese parliamentarian Nilza Sena represented the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly at the 25th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum in Vienna on Monday, focusing her remarks on the topics of women in entrepreneurship, gender equality and poverty reduction. Sena, who serves as Chair of the OSCE PA’s Committee on Economic Affairs,

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