Conference on the Fight against the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Deputy Secretary General 20 September 2016 Strasbourg

“The Macolin Convention is the first and only international treaty to clamp down on the serious, transnational, organised crime that is match-fixing. A crime which not only threatens the rule of law, but which is especially corrosive for trust in sport because it cuts against our most basic...

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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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"PER…CORRI LA PACE" in Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General 13 September 2016 Strasbourg

Brescia-Strasbourg: 665 kilometres cycling for peace: a group of 44 ACLI’s cyclists from Brescia (Italy) has paid a visit to the Council of Europe. Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni has received them together with Italian Permanent Representative Manuel Jacoangeli. Photo gallery

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Gabriella Battaini Dragoni meets Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication of Morocco

Council of Europe 9 September 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today with Mohammed Ghazali, Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication of the Kingdom of Morocco. The exchanges of views focused on how to consolidate co-operation between the Council of Europe and Morocco in the field of freedom of expression and freedom...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage

Deputy Secretary General 27 July 2016 Rome

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni had an exchange of views today with Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism. The meeting focused on Council of Europe conventions in the cultural field and on policy co-operation with Italy. Deputy Secretary General...

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Conflict and violence: young people share their stories

European Youth Centre 11 July 2016 Strasbourg

This week the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg is hosting two events for young people whose lives have been changed by the conflict and violence. The Youth Peace Camp is bringing together young people from conflict-affected regions: South Caucasus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine (Luhansk,...

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Deputy Secretary General opens René Cassin’s annual event

Deputy Secretary General 4 July 2016 Strasbourg

“It is indeed important to understand fully that preventing conflicts goes much deeper than simply containing warring parties. It requires fighting the roots of conflict – authoritarian rule, discrimination, inequality, intolerance. It also requires strengthening the institutions of democratic...

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Deputy Secretary General at North-South Prize ceremony

Deputy Secretary General 30 June 2016 Lisbon

"Despite their different backgrounds, Lora Pappa and Joaquim Chissano have both decided to keep their faith in people", said Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, while addressing the Council of Europe North-South Prize award ceremony at the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon. "I am glad that the North South...

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North-South Prize 2015 to Lora Pappa and Joaquim Alberto Chissano

Council of Europe 29 June 2016 Strasbourg

The founder of the Greek non-governmental organisation METAdrasi (Action for Migration & Development), Lora Pappa and former President of Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano are the two laureates of the Council of Europe North-South Prize 2015, a distinction awarded annually to two personalities,...

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