Read on vl-news.com. “I returned from Strasbourg a week ago. I think that this session will go down in the history of the European Council as an infamous session and a disgrace for European democracy, “- said Naryshkin at an event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1945 Yalta Conference.
At the same time, earlier, Naryshkin admitted that he enjoyed a fierce political battle during the January session. However, the Parliamentary Assembly itself, according to the speaker of the State Duma, is rapidly losing its reputation as a pan-European platform for dialogue. “There are more and more fringe politicians and the leadership of the Council of Europe shows no desire to adequately respond to their antics,” – he said.
On January 26, Naryshkin was not allowed to speak at the ceremony by the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, where PACE operates from. The event was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp in Auschwitz. The head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky called this decision of the Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly Anne Brasseur outrageous.