Chairman of the International Affairs Committee:
“All the recent events in PACE testify to one thing: the Assembly has big problems with the perception of reality.
At the same time a new, much more efficient parliamentary dimension of integration is emerging on the Eurasian continent (of course, including the countries of Europe!) – the Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments that can develop into an inter-parliamentary assembly or even a single Eurasian parliament in the near future.
Such a structure will become one of the key formats of parliamentary diplomacy in the 21st century, it will give new impetus to the integration processes taking place in different parts of Greater Eurasia.
And PACE seems to face a dilemma: either to adopt reforms that exclude any discrimination or to take a direct path to the dustbin of history. There is no middle way”.