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Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

Report of the Group of States against Corruption on Serbia

2 July 2015 Strasbourg
Serbia: Council of Europe says tools for preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors must be improved
Secretary General
Secretary General meets Portuguese President and Foreign Minister

Award of the North-South Prize

1 July 2015 Lisbon
Secretary General meets Portuguese President and Foreign Minister
Secretary General

Secretary General condemns attacks in Tunisia and France

26 June 2015 Strasbourg
Jagland calls for closer international cooperation to combat terrorism
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Co-rapporteurs urge restraint from all sides in Yerevan protests

25 June 2015 Strasbourg
The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD) and Sir Alan Meale (United Kingdom, SOC), have...
Parliamentary Assembly Session

PACE maintains sanctions against Russian delegation

24 June 2015 Strasbourg
But leaves door open to dialogue
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Mladen Ivanić: joining the EU ‘is the only hope for Bosnia and Herzegovina’

24 June 2015 Strasbourg
Joining the European Union “is the only hope for our country”, said Mladen Ivanić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, speaking today in an address to the Parliamentary Assembly....
Parliamentary Assembly Session

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

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....
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Let Snowden return to US and plead ‘public interest’, says PACE

23 June 2015 Strasbourg
The United States should allow whistle-blower Edward Snowden to return to his home country “without fear of criminal prosecution under conditions that would not allow him to raise the public...
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Ban Ki-moon calls for mobilisation against violent extremism

23 June 2015 Strasbourg
In his address to PACE convened today in plenary session in Strasbourg, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assured Europe of UN support in combating violent extremism and the rise of...
Anti-money laundering Committee (MONEYVAL)

MONEYVAL publishes a report on Montenegro

23 June 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe report calls on Montenegro to investigate and prosecute money laundering offences more proactively
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Igor Crnadak presents the priorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Chairmanship

23 June 2015 Strasbourg
Addressing the Assembly today, Igor Crnadak, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and current Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, said his country is “honoured to be assuming...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights report on Bulgaria

Strasbourg 22 June 2015
Progress on human rights protection remains slow in Bulgaria
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Migrants can become an asset to our economies, says Maltese President

22 June 2015 Strasbourg
Addressing PACE today at its June session, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Malta’s membership of the Council of Europe, the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, called for “an...
Council of Europe

Hungary must ensure greater independence of media regulatory authority, say Council of Europe constitutional law experts

19 June 2015 Venice
An Opinion adopted on 19 June 2015 during the plenary session of the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts (the Venice Commission) calls on the Hungarian government to create a more...
Council of Europe

International Conference on the interface between trafficking in human beings and asylum

23 June 2015 Strasbourg
The Bulgarian National Commission for Combatting Trafficking in Human beings, the Council of Europe and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the Hanns...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Slovakia should set ambitious targets for the social inclusion of Roma and persons with disabilities

19 June 2015 Strasbourg
“Although Slovakia has taken important measures to advance its human rights agenda, much more ambitious targets need to be set for eradicating the social exclusion and marginalisation of Roma and...
Secretary General

Thorbjørn Jagland: Fight against violent extremism is a battle of ideas

19 June 2015 New York
Address to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee
GRECO

GRECO: regulating conflicts of interest must be a priority

18 June 2015 Strasbourg
The evaluations carried out so far by the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) show that in many European states there are currently no regulations to deal with the...
Council of Europe

New guidance for states to fight “online grooming” of children

18 June 2015 Strasbourg
All cases of sexual abuse of children – no matter if they are a result of a physical meeting, or committed purely online – should be criminalized, says a new Council of Europe’s opinion on “online...