Secretary General honours victims and survivors of Holocaust at concentration camp in France

Secretary General 24 April 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland joins European leaders at a commemoration ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the only Nazi concentration camp that was located in France. Located in the Vosges Mountains close to the Alsatian village of Natzwiller, the Struthof camp operated...

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Secretary General’s dialogue with Parliamentary Assembly members

Secretary General 21 April 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, fielded questions from parliamentarians in a new Q&A exercise held during the Parliamentary Assembly’s spring session. In the course of the exchange, Mr Jagland said the Council of Europe had launched the most extensive action plan in the history of the...

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Secretary General Jagland at Global Conference on Cyberspace

Secretary General 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 important developments in cyberspace, and issues ranging from Internet governance and...

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Secretary General at International Forum for Sports Integrity

Secretary General 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 co-ordinate all activities to protect clean athletes from match fixing, manipulation of competitions...

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A common legal space for both sides of the Mediterranean

Secretary General 10 April 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes representatives from participating countries

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Arson attack in Germany

Secretary General 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

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Iran talks statement

Secretary General 2 April 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General welcomes joint statement on Iran nuclear talks

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HeforShe campaign

Secretary General 2 April 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland backs groundbreaking gender equality campaign in the name of 'strong, safe and prosperous societies'

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Jagland urges Crimean Tatar TV station to continue

Secretary General 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. “A pluralistic media offer and diversity of content are as important in Crimea as they are anywhere...

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Turkish extremist attack

Secretary General 1 April 2015 Strasbourg

“We must be united in fighting terrorism and united in fighting its causes”

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Secretary General Jagland responds to International Advisory Panel review of Maidan investigations

31 March 2015 Strasbourg

"The review of the Maidan investigations by the independent International Advisory Panel was endorsed by all Member States including Ukraine. I would like to thank President Poroshenko for enabling and supporting the Panel's work. The findings of the report are a solid basis to progress the...

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A new convention on trafficking in human organs

Council of Europe 25 March 2015 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, the first ever international treaty to combat this crime, has been opened for signature at an international conference organised by the Council of Europe and the Spanish government in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). More than...

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Secretary General condemns deadly attack in Tunisia

Secretary General 18 March 2015 Strasbourg

All of us at the Council of Europe are shocked at the horrific terrorist attack in our partner country Tunisia. I extend my deepest condolences to all those suffering from the attack and express my solidarity with the people and government of Tunisia.

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Council of Europe and Ukraine launch new Action Plan

Secretary General 16 March 2015 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin are launching the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017. In Kyiv 17-18 March, Mr Jagland is meeting President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chair of the Verkhovna...

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Secretary General met the Minister of Justice of Bulgaria

16 March 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today met Hristo Ivanov, Minister of Justice of Bulgaria, who is paying an official visit to the Council of Europe on 16-17 March. Secretary General Jagland and Minister Ivanov’s discussions focused on the government’s updated 7 years strategy for judicial...

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Secretary General Jagland in Kyiv 17-18 March to launch Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017

16 March 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland will be in Kyiv on 17-18 March 2015 for meetings with President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and other government officials. He will...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland on the murder of Boris Nemtsov

28 February 2015 Strasbourg

"I am shocked and appalled by the murder of well-known Russian politician and liberal opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. I express my sincere condolences to his family and friends and to all the Russian people. This political murder is a sign of the climate of hate and intolerance developing in...

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Secretary General Jagland welcomes Bosnia Herzegovina’s commitment to undertake necessary reforms

23 February 2015 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomed Bosnia Herzegovina’s commitment to undertake reforms in the framework of the European Union Accession Process. He described the declaration by the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina as "an important step in addressing outstanding...

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Secretary ‎General condemns desecration of Jewish graves vandalised in Sarre-Union

16 February 2015 Strasbourg

In a statement on Monday, the Secretary ‎General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, condemned the desecration of Jewish graves in Sarre-Union: “I join the French government and President Hollande in condemning this barbaric act of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is on the rise not only in...

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Secretary ‎General made statement on Copenhagen shooting, stressed commitment to freedom of expression

14 February 2015 Starsbourg

Council of Europe Secretary ‎General Jagland made the following statement on Copenhagen shooting: "Our thoughts go out to Denmark and the victims of these attacks. The shooting Copenhagen so shortly after the massacre in Paris at Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher shop is another sign that freedom of...

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