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4 films supported by Eurimages rewarded in Cannes

27 May 2015 Strasbourg
The juries of the different selections of the Cannes Film Festival decided to reward four films supported by the Eurimages Fund: The Lobster (IE, FR, GB, NL, GR) by Yorgos Lanthimos, selected in...
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR)

Corporal punishment of children

27 May 2015 Strasbourg
Ireland and Slovenia found in breach of the European Social Charter
Council of Europe

Accessibility to persons with disabilities

22 May 2015 Strasbourg
Council of Europe awards prize to Sofia City Council for its 100%-accessible metro system
Council of Europe

Launch of Bosnia and Herzegovina Action Plan 2015-2017

21 May 2015 Sarajevo
Today in Sarajevo, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Igor Crnadak, Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, launched the Council of Europe Action...
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Local democracy in Ukraine

21 May 2015 Kyiv
Signing of a roadmap for implementation of the Congress recommendations
Committee of Ministers

European ministers adopt new legal standards for tackling foreign terrorist fighters

19 May 2015 Brussels
Foreign ministers from across Europe have adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called "foreign terrorist fighters". The measures take the form of an...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights report on Norway

18 May 2015 Strasbourg
Norway: people with disabilities and Roma need more attention
Commmittee of Ministers

Minority languages in Montenegro: new evaluation report released

15 May 2015 Strasbourg
In its latest meeting this week, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted recommendations and issued a new evaluation report on the application of the European Charter for...
Secretary General

LGBT people in Europe

15 May 2015 Strasbourg
All efforts must be made to eradicate hate and violence against LGBT people in Europe, says Secretary General
Parliamentary Assembly

Council of Europe parliamentarians to meet in Sarajevo

15 May 2015 Strasbourg
The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is to meet in Sarajevo on 22 May, ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina's six-month chairmanship of the Council of...
Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers: annual session - Brussels, 19 May

13 May 2015 Strasbourg
Meeting in Strasbourg on 12-13 May, the Ministers' Deputies finalised the preparation of the annual session of the Committee of Ministers, which will be held in Brussels on 19 May, under the...
Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

GRECO report on Bulgaria

13 May 2015 Strasbourg
Bulgaria to adopt a more cohesive and systematic approach to corruption prevention among MPs, judges and prosecutors
Council of Europe

18 November to be marked as European Day against Sexual Abuse of Children

12 May 2015 Strasbourg
The Committee of Ministers of the 47-member Council of Europe took a decision today to establish a new European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse that...
Council of Europe

Austerity Bites: Children’s Voices

12 May 2015 Strasbourg
Austerity burden must fall on those with the broadest shoulders, not on children, says Secretary General opening new video exhibition
Commissioner for Human Rights

Europe disregards intersex people’s right to self-determination and physical integrity

12 May 2015 Strasbourg
“Europeans remain largely unaware of the painful personal histories of intersex people and the human rights violations they face. Stereotypes and norms grounded on the binary female-male...
Commissioner for Human Rights

Germany should advance protection of asylum seekers and improve response to racism and extremism

11 May 2015 Strasbourg
“Germany has done a lot in the field of asylum in recent years, including launching three humanitarian admission programmes for Syrian refugees (concerning 20 000 individuals) and registering more...
Council of Europe

IDAHO Forum 2015

11 May 2015 BUDVA, Montenegro
No cultural, traditional, religious values can justify hate crime and violence against LGBT people – Council of Europe participates in IDAHO Forum in Montenegro
Secretary General

On 9 May, Council of Europe's leaders pay tribute to victims, urge recommitment to values

9 May 2015 Strasbourg
Working to overcome differences in today’s Europe, upholding the rights of all people, recommitting to principles of democracy and the rule of law is the best tribute that can be paid to those who...
Council of Europe

Council of Europe to commemorate end of Second World War in Europe on 9 May

7 May 2015 Strasbourg
On Saturday 9 May at 11.00 a.m., a ceremony to mark Europe Day and to commemorate the end of the Second World War and liberation of Europe will be held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The...
Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO)

New group to monitor violence against women

5 May 2015 Strasbourg
An important step was taken to deter violence against women yesterday, when the Council of Europe named 10 members to a new monitoring group that will enforce the organisation’s unique convention...