Secretary General

Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland is the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General has the overall responsibility for the strategic management of the Organisation. Mr. Jagland was elected in September 2009.  In June 2014, he was re-elected, and his second term in office commenced on October 1, 2014.

The former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, Thorbjørn Jagland, aged 63, was also the President of the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) and the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party. He is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Selection of Opinion - Editorials

Council of Europe is not blind to Azerbaijan’s violations

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Aserbaidschan und die Menschenrechte

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ECHR ruling can lead to an excellent outcome for all but the extremists

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Racism – Europe’s Common Problem

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A new era for privacy by Thorbjørn Jagland

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Thorbjørn Jagland : Democratic Security and Respect for Human Rights in the 21st century

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Only in Europe have we taken seriously the Universal declaration of Human rights

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Finally One Europe without dividing lines?

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Banning the burqa compromises the very principles that we value

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We must look deeper for Europe's future

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Spectres of inhumanity

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Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity should be consigned to the pages of history!

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65 years of humanity and a new Europe

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Europe must defend free expression

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Europe speaks back

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An Internet by the people, for the people, with the people!

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