Agenda for the first part of the 2000 Ordinary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly (24-28 January 2000)

Adopted by the Bureau of the Assembly on 3 November 1999


  • Examination of credentials of Representatives, Substitutes and Special Guests
  • Election of the President of the Assembly
  • Election of the Vice-Presidents of the Assembly
  • Appointment of members of committees
  • Progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee
  • Communication by the Secretary General
  • Communication from the Committee of Ministers to the Assembly
    (statutory report)
  • Statements by eminent guests

Political Affairs

  • Threat posed to democracy by extremist parties and movements in Europe
  • Situation in Belarus

Economic Affairs

  • Democracy and economic development
  • Reconstruction after the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Greece:
    the need for European economic support and solidarity

Social Affairs

  • International adoption
  • Health security for Europe's populations

Legal Affairs and Human Rights

  • Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union and accession of the Community to the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Draft Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights

Culture and Education

  • Non-formal education
  • Draft Convention on the promotion of a transnational long-term voluntary service for young people

Science and Technology

  • New technologies in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Migration and Refugees

  • Restrictions on asylum in the member states of the Council of Europe and the European Union
  • Illegal movement of persons from the east and south of the Mediterranean


  • Agricultural policy and health: use of antibiotics in food production

Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States

  • Honouring of obligations and commitments of Bulgaria as a member state of the Council of Europe

ref.: Doc. 8586 8 November 1999