Strengthened social rights needed to face frustration in Europe: Cyprus conference

Deputy Secretary General 24 February 2017 Nicosia

Why are millions of Europeans willing to support nationalist, xenophobic and anti-democratic forces, sending shockwaves through our political systems,” asked Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, in her opening speech to a conference on social rights in Europe....

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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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Deputy Secretary General in Lucca for protection of cultural property through criminal law

Deputy Secretary General 2 February 2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini Dragoni will participate in an international seminar on “A New Perspective on the Protection of Cultural Property through Criminal Law”, which will take place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of February in Lucca, Italy (Complesso di San...

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New Convention on Cinematographic Co-production at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam

EURIMAGES 30 January 2017 Strasbourg

In common with many other creative industries, the film industry now operates as part of a worldwide content market. Digital technology has made this possible by reshaping not only how films are made, but how they reach their audience. To respond to these challenges, the Council of Europe opens...

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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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Ministerial sports conference in Budapest: a unified approach to integrity in sport

Deputy Secretary General 29 November 2016 Budapest

Speaking at the opening of the conference, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, stressed the need for a unified approach to integrity in sport to address challenges: “there will be no progress on match-fixing unless governments agree to, and...

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Deputy Secretary General at WADA meeting in Glasgow

Deputy Secretary General 20 November 2016 Glasgow, United Kingdom

Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni participated today, as one of the European representatives, to the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Prior to this meeting, public authorities' officials met in London, at the invitation of the Council of...

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