PES congratulates Nicoletti on CoE parliamentary assembly presidency
The Party of European Socialists congratulates Michele Nicoletti on his election as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Mr Nicoletti was formerly the president of the assembly’s Socialist group.
PES president Sergei Stanishev said:
"After the disastrous presidency of Pedro Agramunt, the election of Michele Nicoletti as President signifies a genuine renewal and a new hope for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. His competence, integrity and experience will be assets for the assembly’s work.
"In a time of uncertainty over European values, we need a person like Michele at the head of an organisation like the PACE for the sake of democracy, human rights and the fight against corruption. As PES, we warmly welcome the election of a true progressive to the presidency of such an important body for human rights in Europe."