Statement by the Secretary General on the attack in Suruc

Secretary General 20 July 2015 Strasbourg

"I strongly condemn today’s brutal attack on innocent victims in Suruc, at a time when hundreds of young people were staying there. I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a swift recovery to the wounded. My thoughts are with the people of Turkey, our member...

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Statement by the Secretary General on the agreement of a roadmap for "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" to the 2016 election

Secretary General 15 July 2015 Strasbourg

"I welcome the roadmap to the 2016 election that has been agreed in Skopje overnight. "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" now has a chance to move forward, taking the necessary first steps for political stability. The agreement sends all the right signals and should be implemented in...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Chairmanship is a sign of reconciliation

Secretary General 10 July 2015 Strasbourg

20 years after Srebrenica - Statement by Secretary General Jagland

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Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, online hate speech increased in 2014

Secretary General 9 July 2015 Strasbourg

Annual report from Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission

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Secretary General meets Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Secretary General 7 July 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General today met the speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ms. Anouchka van Miltenburg. Topics of discussion included the close cooperation between the EU and the Council of Europe, the crisis in Ukraine and the human rights situation across the...

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Children are holders of rights, in their own right

Secretary General 6 July 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland comments “What next?” for child rights and the law

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Award of the North-South Prize

Secretary General 1 July 2015 Lisbon

Award ceremony of Council of Europe North-South Prize at Assembly of Portuguese Republic

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Secretary General welcomes decentralisation amendments adopted by Ukraine's constitutional commission

Secretary General 27 June 2015 Strasbourg

"I welcome the constitutional amendments regarding decentralisation adopted yesterday by the constitutional commission of Ukraine. The amendments are in line with recommendations of the Council of Europe's constitutional experts, the Venice Commission. This is an important step in the reform...

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Secretary General condemns attacks in Tunisia and France

Secretary General 26 June 2015 Strasbourg

Jagland calls for closer international cooperation to combat terrorism

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Secretary General receives President of Malta

Secretary General 22 June 2015 Strasbourg

Today Thorbjørn Jagland met with Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta. Their exchange of views focused on the challenges and demographic benefits of migration. The Secretary General highlighted the need to foster living together in diversity and the relevance of European solidarity....

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

Secretary General 19 June 2015 New York

Address to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

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Secretary General meets Minister of Justice of Italy

Secretary General 16 June 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today met with Andrea Orlando, the Minister of Justice of Italy. Their exchange of views focused on Italy's progress in reducing its prison population and on the overall reform of the justice system. The Secretary General expressed his solidarity with Italy in...

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Tackling human trafficking: Secretary General urges 5 countries to complete the jigsaw

Secretary General 16 June 2015 Strasbourg

Strasbourg event marks ten years of Europe’s anti-trafficking convention

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Secretary General's message to the people of Georgia

Secretary General 15 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland today expressed his condolences over the loss of life in the devastating flood in Tbilisi during the weekend. At least twelve people died and many others are missing. “On this day of national mourning, I would like to express my...

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Ukraine derogation from European Convention on Human Rights

Secretary General 10 June 2015 Strasbourg

Secretary General Jagland: Council of Europe standards still apply in Ukraine

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Secretary General’s statement on Travellers' rights in France

Secretary General 10 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, welcomed yesterday’s vote in the French National Assembly to abolish the travel document imposed on Travellers and to improve the arrangements for their reception. "These measures represent a significant advance in the recognition...

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Secretary General Jagland visits Reykjavík

Secretary General 8 June 2015 Reykjavík

High level meetings and lecture at the University of Iceland, Institute of Human Rights

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Secretary General Jagland statement on elections in Turkey

Secretary General 8 June 2015 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, today released this statement on the elections in Turkey: "Turkey is an important member of the European family. Yesterday’s legislative elections have shown the strong commitment of the Turkish people to democracy and their...

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Media advisory: Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Reykjavík on 8 and 9 June

Secretary General 5 June 2015 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Reykjavík on 8 and 9 June: high level meetings and lecture at the University of Iceland, Institute of Human Rights

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