Observation of elections in Georgia, Russia and Serbia
26.11.03 - Strasbourg,
A pre-election visit to Georgia will be made in December by five members of the Parliamentary Assembly, with a view to the new elections to be held in this country. (>>>)
Georgia: statement by Herwig Van Staa, President of Council of Europe Congress
25.11.03 - Strasbourg,
Following the dramatic changes in Georgia, culminating in the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze as President, the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, at its Bureau meeting on 24 November in Strasbourg, expressed its relief that such changes have occurred...(>>>)
Statement by Parliamentary Assembly President following Shevardnadze resignation
24.11.03 - Strasbourg,
Following the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze as President of Georgia, Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Schieder said he hoped that this move would contribute to a peaceful solution to the country's political crisis.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General urges restraint in Georgia
24.11.03 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Walter Schwimmer, has called for restraint following the seizure of the Georgian parliament building by opposition leaders and their supporters.(>>>)
Chairman of OSCE and CoE calls for peaceful solution in Georgia
24.11.03 - The Hague,
The Netherlands Foreign Minister, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, in his capacity as both Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, today appealed to the Georgian people to remain peaceful in their search...(>>>)
Press-Release of the Council of Europe PA delegation
23.11.03 - Tbilisi,
23 November 2003 Matyas Eorsi (Hungary, LDR), Eugueni Kirilov (Bulgaria, SOC) and Andre Kvakkestad (Norway, EDG), members of the delegation of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly sent to Georgia in the framework of the second round of parliamentary elections today made...(>>>)
Special Press-Conference of the Council of Europe PA delegation
23.11.03 - Tbilisi ,
(23 November, 18.15), Today at 18.15 the members of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the honouring of obligations and commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (monitoring committee) and co-reporters for the monitoring of Georgia Mr. Mátyás...(>>>)
Press release issued by the Registrar - GRAND CHAMBER HEARING ON THE MERITS IN THE CASE OF ASSANIDZE v. GEORGIA
21.11.03 -
GRAND CHAMBER HEARING ON THE MERITS IN THE CASE OF ASSANIDZE v. GEORGIA(>>>)
The visit of PACE delegation to Georgia
21.11.03 - Tbilisi,
The members of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the honouring of obligations and commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (monitoring committee) and co-reporters for the monitoring of Georgia Mr. Mátyás Eörsi (Hungary, LDR) and Mr. Evgeni...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General condemns latest bombings in Istanbul
21.11.03 - Strasbourg,
Speaking on behalf of the 45-member Council of Europe, Secretary General Walter Schwimmer has expressed his outrage at the latest bomb attacks in Istanbul. (>>>)
Conference on public funding for European films in London
20.11.03 - Strasbourg,
An international conference on “Film financing in Europe: structure, policy and effect”, hosted by the European Audiovisual Observatory of the Council of Europe together with the European Investment Bank, will be held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London...(>>>)
24 to 26 November: Council of Europe Congress autumn session
20.11.03 - Strasbourg,
Reports on local and regional democracy in Georgia, local democracy in Armenia and regional democracy in Norway will be on the agenda of the autumn session of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, to be held in Strasbourg from 24 to 26 November....(>>>)
Council of Europe intensifies its co-operation with NGOs
20.11.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Ministers’ Deputies have yesterday adopted two Resolutions recognising the work done up until now by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at the Council of Europe, and reinforcing their role within the 45-member Organisation.(>>>)
Seminar on New Interactive Methods in Teaching History in Secondary Schools in Georgia
17.11.03 - Gudauri,
Seminar on “new interactive methods in teaching history in secondary schools in Georgia” is held on 17-19 November in Gudauri.(>>>)
Council of Europe’s leaders urge Georgia to start reforms ensuring free and fair elections
14.11.03 - Strasbourg,
Today Council of Europe President of the Parliamentary Assembly Peter Schieder and Secretary General Walter Schwimmer voiced their concern over the continuing controversy after the 2 November parliamentary elections in Georgia. ”We call on all political forces to refrain from...(>>>)
Conference of the Ministers for Education in Athens
13.11.03 - Athens,
Ministers put quality, intercultural dimension and democratic citizenship at the heart of the Council of Europe’s Education programme (>>>)
The Netherlands sets out the priorities of its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe
11.11.03 - Chisinau,
At the close of the 113th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, held in Moldova, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Netherlands, has set out the priorities of the programme for the Dutch Chairmanship of the Council of Europe over...(>>>)
Conference on local authority policies for crime prevention in Europe
11.11.03 - Strasbourg,
This conference, to take place in Prague from 13 to 15 November, will be the last in a series of international conferences of the Congress (CLRAE) on the theme of crime prevention in Europe. The purpose of the conference is to discuss the contents and distribution of the Council...(>>>)
New Council of Europe Internet portal
07.11.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe launches a new version of its Internet portal in five languages on Friday 7 November afternoon. The aim is to make the site more accessible, through improved navigation and more rapid downloading facilities. The general appearance and layout have also been...(>>>)
13th High-level "2+2" meeting. Chisinau, 5 November 2003 - Joint Declaration
06.11.03 - Chisinau,
5 November 2003 The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Chair, Moldovan Foreign Minister, Nicolae Dudau, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Netherlands Foreign Minister, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and the Secretaries General of both Organisations, Walter Schwimmer and Jan Kubis,...(>>>)
Council of Europe Foreign Affairs Ministers in Moldova
06.11.03 - Strasbourg,
The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 45 member states of the Council of Europe are meeting in Chisinau on 5 and 6 November, at the invitation of the Moldovan Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. (>>>)
European Commission for Democracy Through Law (Venice Commission)
05.11.03 -
OPINION ON THE REFERENDUM ON DECREASING THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT IN GEORGIA(>>>)
Council of Europe Round Table on “Anti-corruption bodies, prosecutors, investigators – can they make a difference?”
05.11.03 - Strasbourg,
Within the framework of the Octopus Programme against corruption and organised crime, the Council of Europe has invited experts from its 45 member States, its observer countries as well as international and non-governmental organisations, to meet in Strasbourg from 5 to 7 November...(>>>)
International election observation mission Parliamentary Elections, Georgia – 2 November 2003. STATEMENT OF PRELIMINARY FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
04.11.03 - Tbilisi,
The International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) for the 2 November Georgian parliamentary elections is a joint undertaking of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly...(>>>)
Georgian parliamentary elections marred by confusion over voter lists
04.11.03 - Tbilisi,
The 2 November parliamentary elections in Georgia fell short of a number of international standards. Delays and confusion over voter lists contributed to a lack of public confidence in the governmental and parliamentary authorities' capacity to manage an effective and transparent...(>>>)
Press Conference of the International Observation Mission*
03.11.03 - Tbilisi,
On 3 November 2003 the International Observation Mission* will hold a press-conference on Parliamentary Elections of November 2 in Georgia. The special press event will be organised at the hotel Sheraton Metechi Palace (5.00 p.m. - The Ballroom). (>>>)