Belgrade Office visits the Royal Palaces

17 July 2017 Belgrade

Whilst staff in the Council of Europe Headquarters marked the French National Day on 14th July, by arrangement between their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katherine and the Head of Office in Belgrade Tim Cartwright, colleagues from the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade...

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Finland makes a voluntary contribution

5 JULY 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Finland has made a voluntary contribution of €240,000 to support the School of Civic Education (Moscow), the prevention of violence against women, Roma activities and an infographics project to promote the European Court of Human Rights. The agreement was signed on 4 July 2017...

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Ireland makes a voluntary contribution

5 JULY 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Ireland has made a voluntary contribution of €5,000 toward an infographics project to promote the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by highlighting positive changes which have been brought about across Europe by the ECHR judgments and their implementation. The Agreement was...

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Lithuania makes a voluntary contribution

30 June 2017 Strasbourg

The government of Lithuania has made a voluntary contribution of €35,000 toward the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plans for Ukraine and Georgia. Lithuania has given an additional, non-earmarked contribution of €15,000 to the Ukraine Action Plan, bringing their total support to...

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Monaco makes voluntary contribution

22 JUNE 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Monaco has made a voluntary contribution of €25,000 to the Council of Europe to support the implementation of the Bern Convention and the work carried out by the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The agreements were signed on 22 June 2017 by Ambassador Rémi Mortier,...

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Interview with Mirja Peterson from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

22 June 2017 Strasbourg

Ms Mirja Peterson, Head of the Division for Environment, Market Development and Eastern Europe talks about the co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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State of implementation of the Armenian Action Plan

23 May 2017 Yerevan

On 23 May 2017, the Steering Committee Meeting of the Armenia-Council of Europe 2015-2018 Action Plan took place in Yerevan. The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Garen Nazarian and Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe, Verena...

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Secretary General to launch the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2017-2020

29 May 2017 Chișinău

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will make an official visit to the Republic of Moldova on 30 and 31 May. During his visit to Chisinau, the Secretary General will launch the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2017-2020, together with Andrei Galbur,...

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World Press Freedom Day

5 May 2017 Moscow

On 3 May 2017, an event to mark World Press Freedom Day was held at the UN House in Moscow. The topic of the event was “Freedom to hold opinions and receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers”. The Director of the United Nations...

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France makes voluntary contribution

27 APRIL 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €200,000 towards the World Forum for Democracy to be held in Strasbourg on 8-10 November 2017. The agreement was signed on 27 April 2017 by Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Mattei, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe,...

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USA makes a voluntary contribution

5 APRIL 2017 STRASBOURG

The United States Department of State has provided a new voluntary contribution of $500,000 (approximately €468,661) to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The US Department of State has contributed to the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 and this additional contribution brings...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

5 APRIL 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €33,100.51 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017, bringing their total support to €40,462.92. This Action Plan intends to support Ukraine in fulfilling its statutory and...

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Slovak Republic makes a voluntary contribution

31 MARCH 2017 STRASBOURG

The Slovak Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €700,000 to strengthen the efficiency and quality of the Slovak judicial system through the application of the tools and methodology of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). The agreement was signed on 31 March 2017...

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Meeting of the Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices

27-29 March 2017 Strasbourg

On 27 March, the Secretary General , Thorbjørn Jagland, met with the Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices for an exchange of views and he underlined the importance of their work in the field for the Organisation. The bi-annual meeting of the seventeen Heads of Field Offices ...

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Study of implementation of Council of Europe Action Plan for Moldova

23-24 March 2017 Chisinau

A group of seven Permanent Representatives to the Council of Europe held high-level meetings in Chisinau on 23-24 March in order to study the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova on behalf of the Committee of Ministers' Rapporteur Group on Democracy. ...

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Cyprus makes a voluntary contribution

17 MARCH 2017 STRASBOURG

The Government of Cyprus has made a voluntary contribution of €1,724.08 towards the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Action plan on the fight against violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism (2015-2017). This action plan aims to reinforce the legal framework against...

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Hungary makes a voluntary contribution

16 MARCH 2017 STRASBOURG

The Government of Hungary has made a voluntary contribution of €15,344 to support the activities of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and refugees as well as the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The agreements were signed on 15 March 2017 by Ambassador...

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Ten years of joint actions in human rights, democracy and the rule of law

15 march 2017 Strasbourg

The European Union and the Council of Europe share a mutual commitment to human rights, the rule of law and democracy. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of their Memorandum of Understanding. With Europe facing many challenges – populism, extremism, terrorism, xenophobia, the refugee crisis – the...

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European Union and Council of Europe launch joint Actions in Serbia

6 march 2017 Belgrade

"We expect that this programme will encourage reform in Serbia”, said the head of the EU Delegation in Belgrade, Michael Davenport at the launch on 2 March 2017 in Belgrade. He added that the programme would support Serbia’s EU accession process, in particular by addressing issues covered by...

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Latvia makes a voluntary contribution

21 February 2017 Strasbourg

The Government of Latvia has made a voluntary contribution of €150,000 to strengthen the independence, efficiency and quality of the Latvian judicial system through the application of the tools and methodology of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). The agreement was...

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