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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"A journey through space and time"

Deputy Secretary General 29 October 2015 Aranjuez (Spain)

Deputy Secretary General opens Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum in Aranjuez

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Deputy Secretary General praises architecture as belief in the future

Deputy Secretary General 16 October 2015 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni today underlined the importance and relevance of Europe’s architectural heritage, and highlighted the relevant Council of Europe international conventions on culture and landscape. Speaking at the 15th edition of “Architecture Days” in Strasbourg, the Deputy Secretary...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni welcomes Rally for Peace 2015

Deputy Secretary General 12 October 2015 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General today met drivers from the “Raid della Fratellanza e della Pace 2015”, an initiative to promote peace and friendship along with the concept of an Alpine macro-region (Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, France, Switzerland, Italy). The team are driving vintage...

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Deputy Secretary General opens GREVIO’s first meeting

Deputy Secretary General 21 September 2015 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni opened today the first meeting of the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO). “Millions of victims continue to suffer from various forms of violence in Europe and beyond, simply because they are women and girls. Millions...

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Deputy Secretary General launches 5th Euro-Arab Youth Forum

Deputy Secretary General 2 September 2015 Strasbourg

“In today’s world, military power cannot, alone, bring stability. If you want to create strong and secure states, you must create tolerant societies, where the rule of law reigns supreme, where human rights are safeguarded, and where power and corruption are kept in check”, said Gabriella...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni re-elected Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Parliamentary Assembly Session 23 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today re-elected Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni (Italy) as Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. It is her second mandate in this post. For the past two and a half years, Mrs Battaini-Dragoni has served as the Council of Europe’s Deputy...

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Deputy Secretary met the Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of Bangladesh

Deputy Secretary General 19 June 2015 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met Anisul Huq, Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Conference Octopus 2015 held in Strasbourg from 17 to 19 June.

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2015 Octopus conference: Strengthening the rule of law in cyberspace

Deputy Secretary General 19 June 2015 Strasbourg

During her closing address for the 2015 Octopus Conference on cybercrime, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni underlined that urgent action is needed in five areas to ensure the rule of law in cyberspace: More efficient international cooperation, enhanced capacity building,...

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