Populism and Democracy : The Deputy Secretary General welcomes Professor Jan-Werner Müller

Deputy Secretary General 21 February 2017 Strasbourg

Everyone is talking about Populism and the dangers it presents to democracy, but what is it exactly? What do populists want, and why do people vote for them? Discussion of this topic is a timely addition to the Debates on Democratic Security, which have become a feature of the Organisation’s...

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Minister of Justice underlines importance of the Action Plan for Armenia

Deputy Secretary General 17 January 2017 Strasbourg

Arpine Hovhannisyan, Minister of Justice of Armenia, and the Deputy Secretary General were among the speakers of the information event on implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia on 16 January 2017. The Minister discussed key aspects of the reform of the judiciary,...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Argentinian Ambassador to France

Deputy Secretary General 11 January 2017 Strasbourg

In her meeting today with Mr Jorge Faurie, the Ambassador of Argentina to France, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, welcomed the keen interest of Argentina in the Council of Europe Conventions on Cybercrime and Data Protection. A technical meeting in March 2017 will pave the...

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The Deputy Secretary General at the Colloquy on “Shared and assisted living for disabled and elderly persons”

Deputy Secretray General 16 December 2016 Strasbourg

Participating in the European Colloquy on “Shared and assisted living for disabled and elderly persons”, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni stressed the need for national governments to urgently deal with deinstitutionalisation. She also welcomed the new Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023,...

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Deputy Secretary General at the workshop on "Corruption and its trends: a policy challenge"

Deputy Secretary General 02 December 2016 Venice

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opened today, at the Council of Europe office in Venice, the seminar on "Corruption and its trends: a policy challenge", together with Michele Nicoletti, President of the Italian Delegation to PACE. The workshop organised by PACE Political Affairs Committee, in...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni meets Deputy Secretary General of the OECD

Deputy Secretary General 11 October 2016 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today the Deputy Secretary General of the OECD, Mari Kiviniemi. The meeting focused on the continuing good cooperation between the two organisations and the need for coordination, for example in the area of fighting corruption. Other topics...

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Deputy Secretary General receives UN Special Rapporteur of Internally Displaced Persons

Deputy Secretary General 30 September 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni exchanged views with Chaloka Beyani, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons. The conversation focused on challenges, rights and solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Council of Europe member states.

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New Permanent Representative of Italy

Deputy Secretary General 26 September 20106

Ambassador Marco Marsilli took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of Europe. He met Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni. See also: Italy and the Council of Europe

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Russian Justice Minister meets Deputy Secretary General, signs Protocol 15 to the European Human Rights Convention

Deputy Secretary General 19 September 2016 Strasbourg

Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov met the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, and signed the Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms at the Council of Europe headquarters in...

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Deputy Secretary General meets President Boldrini

Deputy Secretary General 15 September 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni exchanged views today with Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. President Boldrini is in Strasbourg in the framework of European Conference of Presidents of Parliament.

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