In my view, the third phase of the Council of Europe – the one we have now entered – must be the phase of implementation of our standards and principles – across Europe, and in each and every one of our member states. This is the underlying philosophy of the reform.

Foreword by Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
("Activity Report 2010, Directorate of Co-operation")

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