Council of Europe Secretary General

High-level meetings with the European Union and Commission

Brussels 2005
from left to right: Terry Davis and Javier Solana
High-level meetings with the European Union - 16 March 2005

The Secretary General and Jan Truszczynski – Secretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representing the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers – took part in the regular Council of Europe/EU Quadripartite meeting, together with Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner. (more...)

Whilst in Brussels, Terry Davis met Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy. They discussed in particular the present situation in Kosovo, as well as possible future developments in the province. Later in the day, the Secretary General and Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for justice, freedom and security, agreed to begin without delay preparations for the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. (more...)

  focus
Council of Europe/European Union to improve mutual co-operation (more ...)
Final Declaration of the meeting of 16 March 2005
  photos
The 16 March meeting in pictures
  see also
Summit of Heads of State and Government
  reference site
The Council of Europe Secretary General
  useful links
European Commission
Joint Programmes Council of Europe/The European Commission

from left to right: Terry Davis and José Manuel Barroso
 
Meeting with the President of the European Commission- 1 March 2005

On the occasion of his official visit to Bruxelles on Tuesday 1 March, the Secretary General met President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner for Culture Jan Figel, as well as Ambassadors of the EU member states. (more...)

Secretary General to meet Vice-President of the European Commission

20.04.2005 - During his third visit to Brussels, on Thursday 21 April, Terry Davis will meet Vice-President of the European Commission Franco Frattini to continue discussions on the future EU Fundamental Rights Agency and its cooperation with the Council of Europe, as well as on joint action in the fight against corruption and organised crime. (more...)