South Ossetia conflict: the human side

Luc Van den Brande, PACE representative on Georgia-Russia relations

1945 - Born in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium
1969 - Receives law degree, University of Leuven
1977 - Started his political career
1980 - Member, Flemish Parliament
1988 - Belgian federal minister for Labour and Employment
1992 - Senator, Flemish Parliament
1992 - Minister-president, Flanders, Belgium
1992 - Member, Assembly of European Regions Bureau
1994 - Vice-president responsible for east-west cooperation, Assembly of European Regions Bureau
1996 - President, Assembly of European Regions
2006 - First vice-president, European Union Committee of the Regions

Today we will talk about the humanitarian situation in South Ossetia. A nine-member cross-party delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) is visiting Russia and Georgia from 22 to 25 September. The delegation is also due to visit Tskhinval and other villages in South Ossetia. The head of the delegation, Luc Van den Brande, is the guest of Spotlight today.