SECRETARY GENERAL

Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland is the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General has the overall responsibility for the strategic management of the Organisation. Mr. Jagland was elected in September 2009.  In June 2014, he was re-elected, and his second term in office commenced on October 1, 2014.

The former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, Thorbjørn Jagland, aged 63, was also the President of the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) and the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party. He is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

News 2009

Secretary General's meeting with EU foreign minister

Strasbourg,  15 December 2009, Cooperation between Council of Europe and EU: Secretary General and EU foreign minister discuss closer relationship The Secretary General...

Secretary General's official visit to Moscow, 21-23 December 2009

Moscow,  24 December 2009, Thorbjørn Jagland: Russia and Council of Europe share common ground and future vision ''The Russian Federation is key to building Europe's...

OSCE and Council of Europe - pillars of most inspiring peace process in history

Athens,  2 December 2009, Speaking at the annual ministerial conference of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Athens on 2 December, Secretary...

Thorbjørn Jagland meets Jean-Claude Juncker

Luxembourg,  27 October 2009, The Secretary General met, on 27 October, with Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign...

Thorbjørn Jagland: European Union is Council of Europe’s most important institutional partner

Brussels,  19 October 2009, Secretary General met Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, President of the European Commission, on 19 October in Brussels, during his first official mission...

Jagland and Gorbachev on 20 years of history

Strasbourg,  1st October 2009, Thorbjørn Jagland and Mikhail Gorbachev met on 1 October in Strasbourg on the occasion of the celebration the 60th anniversary of the Council of...

Jagland and Turk evoke the constructive role of the Slovenian Chairmanship

Strasbourg,  1st October 2009, Thorbjørn Jagland met with Danilo Turk, President of Slovenia, in Strasbourg on 1 October following his election to the post of the Secretary...

Jagland and Lellouche: joint work to strengthen the organisation

Strasbourg,  1st October 2009, Thorbjørn Jagland and Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State for European Affairs of France, discussed relations with France as the country hosting...