Launch of the project "Further support to penitentiary reform in Ukraine"

07/07/2015 Kiev

Financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe, the three-year project which aims to move the Ukrainian penitentiary system from a punitive to a rehabilitative approach, was launched on 3 July at the Radisson Hotel in Yaroslaviv Val. The project has a budget of 1 million...

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Study-visit to Belgium: public broadcasting, self-regulation and transparency of the media ownership in Flanders

07/07/2015 Brussels

A delegation of 14 participants from Ukraine visited Flanders in order to get familiar with the Flemish experience in the sphere of media freedom and public broadcasting. The five-day visit was organised by the Joint Programme between Council of Europe and European Union Strengthening Information...

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The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice holding its plenary meeting

02/07/2015 Strasbourg

During its 25th plenary session taking place on 2-3 July, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe will discuss in particular the launch of the new 2014-2016 evaluation cycle of judicial systems and the specific questionnaire concerning new...

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GRECO: Tools for preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors must be improved in Serbia

02/07/2015 Strasbourg

Serbia has come a long way in creating a regulatory and institutional framework for fighting corruption, concludes a report published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). However, much remains to be done for the system to work properly and to close the...

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Protecting Personal Data: 32nd Plenary meeting of the T-PD

01/07/2015 Strasbourg

The Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (T-PD) holds its plenary session starting today, to discuss among other issues, the use of personal data in the police sector, PNR, the protection of medical data,...

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Alternatives to Imprisonment for Drug Dependent Offenders: project launch in Georgia

26/06/2015 Tibilisi

Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr Aleksandre Tabatadze, Deputy Minister of Education, Ms Lia Gigauri, and the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Mr Alessandro Savaris, as well as high-level representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Corrections and Ministry of...

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Support to fighting corruption in Turkey

25/06/2015 Strasbourg

The joint European Union/Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the Coordination of Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices in Turkey” (TYSAP) just completed in May 2015. The TYSAP project provided assistance to the Turkish authorities in enhancing the expertise of the inspectors, auditors and...

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