Georgian parliamentary election demonstrates continued progress
30.03.04 - Tbilisi,
The 28 March Parliamentary election in Georgia demonstrated commendable progress in relation to previous elections. The Georgian authorities have seized the opportunity in the last few months to bring Georgia’s election process in closer alignment with European standards for...(>>>)
The press-conference of the International Election Observation Mission (video record)
29.03.04 - Tbilisi,
Please view the press-conference(>>>)
Briefing (25 March 2003) Mr Mátyás Eörsi Head of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s delegation to observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia
25.03.04 - Tbilisi,
Please view the briefing (>>>)
Venice Commission has adopted guidelines for legislation on political parties
25.03.04 - Strasbourg,
During its session on 12 - 13 March, the Venice Commission adopted guidelines providing a set of recommendations concerning freedom of association and political parties, and inviting Council of Europe member and observer States to refrain from any political or other excessive...(>>>)
Peter Schieder calls for free and fair parliamentary elections in Georgia
25.03.04 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Parliamentary President Peter Schieder today urged the Georgian authorities to act with the utmost responsibility and restraint to ensure the peaceful conduct of the 28 March parliamentary elections. (>>>)
40th anniversary of the Council of Europe Pharmacopoeia
25.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The European Pharmacopoeia, set up by a Council of Europe convention in 1964, will celebrate 40 years of activities on 15 June. (>>>)
Training Seminar for Public Officials on Issues Related to Free Access to Information
24.03.04 - Tbilisi,
Training seminar for public officials on issues related to free access to information is held on 24 March in Tbilisi. The seminar is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights (Media Division)....(>>>)
Assembly to observe parliamentary elections in Georgia
23.03.04 - Strasbourg,
A 40-member enlarged delegation from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly will observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia on 28 March 2004 as part of an international election observation mission (IEOM).(>>>)
Council of Europe / European Union meeting
22.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The 20th quadripartite meeting between the Council of Europe and the European Union, a high-level co-ordination meeting, will take place in Brussels on Monday 22 March. (>>>)
Venice Commission studies constitutional changes in Georgia
22.03.04 - Strasbourg,
On 12 and 13 March, 2004 the Council of Europe’s expert body on constitutional affairs, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (or “Venice Commission”), adopted an opinion on the recent changes to the Georgian constitution and will also hold an exchange of views with...(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress to hold its Spring Session
22.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The Spring Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will take place in Strasbourg on 22-24 March. Among the issues to be debated during the session are the social rights of migrants, support to Roma populations and the main challenges...(>>>)
Video highlights on Europe’s electoral heritage
19.03.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has produced awareness-raising advertisements on elections based on the European Convention on Human Rights and five principles of Europe’s electoral heritage: universal, equal, free, secret and direct suffrage.(>>>)
Entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime
19.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime will enter into force following its ratification yesterday by Lithuania as the 5th country. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Walter Schwimmer, has welcomed this important step in the international fight against cybercrime,...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General welcomes the agreement in Georgia
19.03.04 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer today expressed his satisfaction following the unblocking of the deadlock in Georgia.(>>>)
Open letter by the President of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to the President of Georgia and the Head of Autonomous Republic of Ajara
18.03.04 -
Open letter by Dr Herwig VAN STAA President of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to Mr Mikheil SAAKASHVILI President of Georgia Mr Aslan ABASHIDZE Head of Autonomous Republic of Ajara(>>>)
Meeting of the Monitoring Group on the Financing of Political parties and
17.03.04 - Tbilisi,
The 8th meeting of the Monitoring Group on the financing of political parties and electoral campaigns is held at the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel on 18 March 2004.(>>>)
ECRI: Fighting racism at a time of terrorism and migration
16.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The ever-changing nature of racism and the challenges that it poses to European societies will be discussed at the 10th anniversary conference of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) at the Council of Europe on Thursday 18 March. (>>>)
Training seminar for judges and prosecutors on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
16.03.04 - Tbilisi,
The seminar in the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme is organised by the Judicial Training Centre in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights Media Division.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer alarmed at escalating tensions in Georgia, appeals for dialogue.
14.03.04 - Strasbourg,
“I am alarmed at reports of escalating tensions between Tbilisi and Batumi”, said Walter Schwimmer. “I appeal to my friends President Mikheil Saakashvili and Head of Ajara Autonomy Aslan Abashidze to refrain from violence and start a genuine dialogue, not a war of words. Georgia...(>>>)
Council of Europe condemns bomb attacks in Madrid
11.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Walter Schwimmer, has strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Madrid this morning which are reported to have killed dozens of people and injured many more. (>>>)
Venice Commission studies constitutional changes in Georgia
11.03.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s expert body on constitutional affairs, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (or “Venice Commission”), will adopt an opinion on the recent changes to the Georgian constitution and will also hold an exchange of views with the Speaker of the...(>>>)
Press conference on the situation of European prisons
11.03.04 - Strasbourg,
At a joint press conference in Strasbourg, Michel Hunault (France, EPP/CD), rapporteur for the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly on the situation of European prisons and pre-trial detention centres, and Maurizio Turco, the European Parliament's rapporteur on the rights...(>>>)
2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme for Georgia
08.03.04 - Tbilisi,
2nd Steering Committee meeting of the EC/CoE Joint Programme will be held in Tbilisi on 9 March 2004 (venue: hotel “Sympatia”, time: 9:30 am). (>>>)
Monitoring Mission of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe to Georgia
02.03.04 - Tbilisi,
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is carrying out its 3rd monitoring mission to Georgia on 2-3 March 2004 to prepare a report on local and regional democracy in Georgia.(>>>)