Remembering the homosexual victims of the Holocaust

Deputy Secretary General 27 March 2015 Paris

"We will not forget the suffering of the past. We will work every day to make sure it doesn’t repeat itself in the future", said Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary of the Council of Europe at the opening of a seminar in Paris on 27 March 2015 on Gay and Lesbian lives in Europe during...

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No Hate Speech Campaign: the Deputy Secretary General addresses the 28th Congress Session

Deputy Secretary General 25 March 2015 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General addressed today the plenary sitting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, updating its members on the Council of Europe’s “No Hate Speech Campaign”, its origins, aims, and its future within the Council of Europe Action Plan to combat extremism and...

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Migrations in Europe: Deputy Secretary General meets Cardinal Montenegro

Deputy Secretary General 25 March 2015 Strasbourg

Migration flows in Europe: Gabriella Battaini Dragoni exchanged views today with Cardinal Francesco Montenegro, Archbishop of Agrigento. The meeting focused on Lampedusa's case with the delicate situation in the Mediterranean Sea. Deputy Secretary General highlighted the relevance of the...

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Deputy Secretary General at 50th anniversary of the European Diploma for Protected Areas

13 March 2015 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni took part today in a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the European Diploma for Protected Areas. The award is granted to natural or semi-natural areas or landscapes of exceptional European interest for the conservation of biological, geological and landscape...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Irish President Higgins

Deputy Secretary General 27 January 2015 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met today Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. The exchange of views focused on the recent security threats to European societies and on the actions to fight against terrorism. The Deputy Secretary General underlined the relevance of the Convention on the...

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"Bell of Peace": Deputy Secretary General receives President Robol

27 January 2015 Strasbourg

The biggest ringing bell in the world to honour the Fallen of all wars and to invoke peace and brotherhood in the Continent: Gabriella Battaini Dragoni received today "Bell of the Fallen" Foundation President Alberto Robol. The monumental bell, cast in Trento (Italy) in 1924 with bronze from...

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Council of Europe-European Union relations: Deputy Secretary General meets State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy

14 January 2015 Strasbourg

In the framework of Council of Europe-European Union relations, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met today Sandro Gozi, State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy. The exchange of views focused on the results of the Six-month Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and on the...

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1st Global Forum on Enforcement

11 December 2014 Strasbourg

“The Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, at the opening of the 1st Global Forum on Enforcement: the Efficiency of Civil Enforcement Proceedings in Europe, organised by the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) in co-operation with the CEPEJ. "You can have the best...

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100th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission: Deputy Secretary General received by Italian President of the Republic

10 October 2014 Rome

On the occasion of the 100th Plenary Session of the European Commission for Democracy through Law, better known as Venice Commission, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni has been received today by the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano (in the photo together with Gianni Buquicchio,...

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Match-fixing: Deputy Secretary General receives France’s State Secretary of Sport

3 October 2014 Strasbourg

During a visit to Strasbourg on 2 October, Thierry Braillard, France’s State Secretary of Sport, signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. “France has always been at the forefront of the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions and hopes that...

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