Secretary General's meeting with EU foreign minister

15 December 2009 Strasbourg

Cooperation between Council of Europe and EU: Secretary General and EU foreign minister discuss closer relationship The Secretary General met on 15 December with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, for the first...

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Secretary General's official visit to Moscow, 21-23 December 2009

24 December 2009 Moscow

Thorbjørn Jagland: Russia and Council of Europe share common ground and future vision ''The Russian Federation is key to building Europe's future,'' the Secretary General declared after his meeting with President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on 23 December. The President confirmed Russia's wish to...

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OSCE and Council of Europe - pillars of most inspiring peace process in history

2 December 2009 Athens

Speaking at the annual ministerial conference of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Athens on 2 December, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland stressed that lasting and sustainable security in Europe can only result from a constant effort to consolidate and expand...

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Thorbjørn Jagland meets Jean-Claude Juncker

27 October 2009 Luxembourg

The Secretary General met, on 27 October, with Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn.

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Thorbjørn Jagland: European Union is Council of Europe’s most important institutional partner

19 October 2009 Brussels

Secretary General met Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission, on 19 October in Brussels, during his first official mission since his election. The meeting focused on the review of the partnership between the two institutions, following the Memorandum of Understanding...

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Jagland and Gorbachev on 20 years of history

1 October 2009 Strasbourg

Thorbjørn Jagland and Mikhail Gorbachev met on 1 October in Strasbourg on the occasion of the celebration the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe. They discussed the historical changes since the fall of the Berlin wall, the place of the Council of Europe in the European institutional...

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Jagland and Turk evoke the constructive role of the Slovenian Chairmanship

1 October 2009 Strasbourg

Thorbjørn Jagland met with Danilo Turk, President of Slovenia, in Strasbourg on 1 October following his election to the post of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. They reviewed the achievements of the Slovenian chairmanship, and discussed current affairs and prospects for future...

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Jagland and Lellouche: joint work to strengthen the organisation

1 October 2009 Strasbourg

Thorbjørn Jagland and Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State for European Affairs of France, discussed relations with France as the country hosting the Organisation and the prospects of accession of the European Union to the European Convention of Human Rights and to the Council of Europe. They...

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