Deputy Secretary General on official visit to Armenia

Deputy Secretary General 20 May 2016 Yerevan (Armenia)

In the context of the launch of the Council of Europe and Armenia Action Plan for 2015-2018 in Yerevan, the Deputy Secretary General met with Minister of Justice Arpine Hovhannisyan on 20 May to discuss cooperation on constitutional and electoral reform, reforming the judiciary, fighting ill...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Irina Bokova

Deputy Secretary General 04 May 2016 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General has met today UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. The exchange of views focused on how to strengthen co-operation between Council of Europe and UNESCO.

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Deputy Secretary General in the jury of Grand Prix de l’Eloquence

Deputy Secretary General 25 April 2016 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni represented today the Council of Europe in the jury of the Grand Prix de l’Eloquence, an annual public speaking competition organised by the Ecole des Jeunes Orateurs of Science Po Strasbourg. “Eloquence is the light that shines intelligence”,...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Italian Minister Boschi

Deputy Secretary General 21 April 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met today Maria Elena Boschi, Minister of Constitutional Reforms and Relations with the Parliament of Italy (in the photo with President of Italian Delegation to PACE, Michele Nicoletti and Italian Permanent Representative, Ambassador Manuel Jacoangeli). “Over the past...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni at General Assembly on the enforcement of criminal judgments in Rome

Deputy Secretary General 18 April 2016 Rome

Deputy Secretary General has been invited by the Italian Ministry of Justice to the General Assembly on the enforcement of criminal judgments in in the Auditorium of Rome Rebibbia detention centre “Raffaele Cinotti”. In the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the...

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In times of crisis, Europe cannot afford to disregard children’s rights

Council of Europe 5 April 2016 Sofia

With the new challenges Europe is facing today, governments cannot afford to put children’s rights on the backburner, said participants of the Council of Europe conference that started in Sofia today. “Keeping Europe anchored in democracy, universal human rights and the rule of law is our...

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Deputy Secretary General at 500th anniversary of the Ghetto in Venice

Deputy Secretary General 31 March 2016 Venice (Italy)

Deputy Secretary General has taken part in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Ghetto in Venice and in the opening of the exhibition on the European Route of Jewish Heritage. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni unveiled a commemorative plate by the Council of Europe at the local Jewish...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs

Deputy Secretary General 23 February 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni exchanged views today with Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of Hungary. The meeting focused on the relevance of the European Youth Centre in Budapest. Moreover, the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the situation of non-accompanied...

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Democratic Security in today’s Europe: Deputy Secretary General speaks in Sofia

Deputy Secretary General 9 February 2016 Sofia

“In Europe today, the threats to our stability no longer come predominantly from the outside. Many come from within our own political systems and our own societies. Corruption. Loss of trust in state bodies. The segregation of minorities. Fear of diversity. From a security perspective, this...

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European Human Rights Convention: 65 years

Deputy Secretary General 1 December 2015 Rome

"The European Convention on Human Rights has become a glue that continues to bind our Continent together, despite our many differences and the historical and political rivalries between our States. It has become the basis for a common European legal space, built on shared standards. Most...

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