Anton Morozov, a member of the Committee on International Affairs: “Ukraine is losing ground in PACE, Europeans are tired of their inadequate Russophobic rhetoric. National delegations will be equal in rights, but they realized it late. It is unlikely that Russia will want to return to this organization weakening against the background of the European Parliament.
As it is known, 47 member countries work in PACE, and all of them want to be maximally represented in key committees and groups, where important decisions are made. And so the limitations in representativeness are quite logical measure. There is no policy here, and all the more attempts to curry favor with Russia on the part of the PACE leadership are definitely not.
From 2015, Russia proposes to make a fundamental amendment to the PACE work regulations, which would prohibit the violation of any rights of any national delegation, that is, would not allow a review of the delegations’ powers.
If this amendment is still adopted, then Russia will be able to consider the possibility of its participation in PACE. But it’s far from a fact that we will return to the organization even in this case, because PACE is losing its importance against the background of the growing influence of the European Parliament. ”