Deputy Secretary General meets Italian Minister Boschi

Deputy Secretary General 21 April 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met today Maria Elena Boschi, Minister of Constitutional Reforms and Relations with the Parliament of Italy (in the photo with President of Italian Delegation to PACE, Michele Nicoletti and Italian Permanent Representative, Ambassador Manuel Jacoangeli). “Over the past...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni at General Assembly on the enforcement of criminal judgments in Rome

Deputy Secretary General 18 April 2016 Rome

Deputy Secretary General has been invited by the Italian Ministry of Justice to the General Assembly on the enforcement of criminal judgments in in the Auditorium of Rome Rebibbia detention centre “Raffaele Cinotti”. In the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the...

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In times of crisis, Europe cannot afford to disregard children’s rights

Council of Europe 5 April 2016 Sofia

With the new challenges Europe is facing today, governments cannot afford to put children’s rights on the backburner, said participants of the Council of Europe conference that started in Sofia today. “Keeping Europe anchored in democracy, universal human rights and the rule of law is our...

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Deputy Secretary General at 500th anniversary of the Ghetto in Venice

Deputy Secretary General 31 March 2016 Venice (Italy)

Deputy Secretary General has taken part in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Ghetto in Venice and in the opening of the exhibition on the European Route of Jewish Heritage. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni unveiled a commemorative plate by the Council of Europe at the local Jewish...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs

Deputy Secretary General 23 February 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni exchanged views today with Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of Hungary. The meeting focused on the relevance of the European Youth Centre in Budapest. Moreover, the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the situation of non-accompanied...

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Democratic Security in today’s Europe: Deputy Secretary General speaks in Sofia

Deputy Secretary General 9 February 2016 Sofia

“In Europe today, the threats to our stability no longer come predominantly from the outside. Many come from within our own political systems and our own societies. Corruption. Loss of trust in state bodies. The segregation of minorities. Fear of diversity. From a security perspective, this...

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European Human Rights Convention: 65 years

Deputy Secretary General 1 December 2015 Rome

"The European Convention on Human Rights has become a glue that continues to bind our Continent together, despite our many differences and the historical and political rivalries between our States. It has become the basis for a common European legal space, built on shared standards. Most...

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"A journey through space and time"

Deputy Secretary General 29 October 2015 Aranjuez (Spain)

Deputy Secretary General opens Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum in Aranjuez

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Deputy Secretary General praises architecture as belief in the future

Deputy Secretary General 16 October 2015 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni today underlined the importance and relevance of Europe’s architectural heritage, and highlighted the relevant Council of Europe international conventions on culture and landscape. Speaking at the 15th edition of “Architecture Days” in Strasbourg, the Deputy Secretary...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni welcomes Rally for Peace 2015

Deputy Secretary General 12 October 2015 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General today met drivers from the “Raid della Fratellanza e della Pace 2015”, an initiative to promote peace and friendship along with the concept of an Alpine macro-region (Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, France, Switzerland, Italy). The team are driving vintage...

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