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Parliamentary Assembly Session

The King of the Belgians: "let us build and preserve a decent society"

21 April 2015 Strasbourg
In his speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, meeting in plenary session in Strasbourg, the King of the Belgians called for the establishment and preservation of a decent...
Parliamentary Assembly Session

Anne Brasseur: the situation in Ukraine and the migration tragedy are our two main challenges

20 April 2015 Strasbourg
"Human rights are universal. Refugees must be able to live in dignity and in decent conditions! As a guardian of human rights and fundamental freedoms, our Assembly is duty bound to ring the alarm...
Council of Europe

Decentralisation in Ukraine: Council of Europe and Ukrainian Government to set up network of regional hubs to promote reform

17 April 2015 Strasbourg
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, and the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Henadii Zubko, today laid the foundations for further decentralisation across Ukraine by...
Committee of Ministers

Situation in Ukraine discussed at the Committee of Ministers

16 April 2015 Strasbourg
During the meeting of the Committee of Ministers on the 15th of April, Sir Nicolas Bratza, Chair of the International Advisory Panel on Ukraine (IAP), presented to the Ministers' Deputies the...
GRETA

Human trafficking: Many European states not doing enough for child victims

16 April 2015 Strasbourg
Governments across Europe need to step up their efforts to identify child victims of human trafficking and provide them with the support they are legally entitled to, according to a new report from...
Secretary General

Secretary General Jagland at Global Conference on Cyberspace

15 April 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is addressing the opening session of the Global Conference on Cyberspace on 16 April in The Hague. The conference aims at discussing the most...
Moneyval

Bosnia and Herzegovina referred to FATF International Cooperation Review Group

15 April 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe refers Bosnia and Herzegovina to FATF´s International Cooperation Review Group for insufficient progress on amendments to anti-money laundering legislation
Secretary General

Secretary General at International Forum for Sports Integrity

13 April 2015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is addressing the 1st International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) : an initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that aims to strengthen and...
Secretary General

A common legal space for both sides of the Mediterranean

10 April 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes representatives from participating countries
Anti-Torture Committee

Anti-torture Committee report on Spain

9 April 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe anti-torture committee issues report on treatment of irregular migrants in Spain
Council of Europe

Supporting democracy in the Southern Mediterranean: Council of Europe/EU initiative

08 April 2015 Strasbourg
As radical Islam and other challenges limit the hopes of the Arab Spring, a new Council of Europe-EU programme to improve democratic governance in Europe’s southern neighbourhood–with the full...
Council of Europe

International Roma Day (8 April)

7 April 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe initiatives
Secretary General

Arson attack in Germany

4 April 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland has condemned the arson attack on a home for asylum seekers in Troeglitz in eastern Germany
Secretary General

Iran talks statement

2 April 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General welcomes joint statement on Iran nuclear talks
Secretary General

HeforShe campaign

2 April 2015 Strasbourg
Secretary General Jagland backs groundbreaking gender equality campaign in the name of 'strong, safe and prosperous societies'
Committee of Ministers

Recommendations on the protection of personal data in the workplace

2 April 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe has issued a Recommendation to its 47 member states spelling out the principles they should follow in their national legislation concerning the processing of personal data of...
Committee of Ministers

Protecting the global free flow of information on the Internet

2 April 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe has called upon its 47 member states to promote and protect the free flow of information on the Internet, and to ensure that any blocking of content complies with human rights...
Secretary General

Jagland urges Crimean Tatar TV station to continue

2 April 2015 Strasbourg
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has expressed his concern over the withdrawal of the broadcasting license for the ATR television station serving Crimean Tatars....
Council of Europe

Launch of an Internet platform to protect journalism and promote safety of journalists

2 April 2015 Strasbourg
The Council of Europe is launching today –in co-operation with five partner organisations– an Internet platform aimed at protecting journalism and promoting the safety of journalists. Via the...
Secretary General

Turkish extremist attack

1 April 2015 Strasbourg
“We must be united in fighting terrorism and united in fighting its causes”