Council of Europe Congress Elects new President
25.05.04 - Strasbourg,
Giovanni Di Stasi (Italy, SOC) has been elected President of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe. (>>>)
Legislative Expertise on a Draft Broadcasting Law
24.05.04 - Tbilisi,
The Working Group meeting on a draft broadcasting law is held on 24 May at the Georgian National Communications Commission Office. The objectives of the Working Group is to examine the draft law elaborated by the Working Group and the comments on the draft made by CoE experts....(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress elects new President at annual Session
21.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is to vote in a new president at its annual plenary session from 25 to 27 May in Strasbourg. (>>>)
Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee returns to Georgia
20.05.04 - Strasbourg,
A delegation of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) recently returned to Georgia in order to complete the second periodic visit which had started in November 2003. Given the political situation in November,...(>>>)
News from the Tbilisi Office web site
19.05.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Tbilisi Office is adding new features to its site with a view to increasing the existing data volume, introducing new topics, modifying its structure and ultimately producing the Georgian version of the CoE portal. (>>>)
Walter Schwimmer meets Education Ministers of South Caucasus
19.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer has met education ministers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, who are in Strasbourg for a conference to strengthen regional cooperation in this field. Among the topics discussed were the progress made so far under the...(>>>)
Secretary General meets Speaker of the Georgian Parliament
19.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, Nino Burjanadze, has met Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer, during an official visit to the Council of Europe. They discussed recent developments in the Ajaria region of Georgia, the general situation in the country,...(>>>)
Venice Commission holds conference on Georgian Constitution (18-19 May 2004)
18.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Venice Commission, in co-operation with the Constitutional Court of Georgia, will hold a conference on 18 and 19 May in Tbilisi (Georgia) on “The constitutional organisation of the State”. The Conference will, in particular, address issues of the separation of powers in the...(>>>)
114th Session of the Committee of Ministers
14.05.04 - Strasbourg, 12-13 May 2004
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe held its 114th Session in Strasbourg on 12 13 May 2004, under the successive chairmanships of Dr Bernard Bot, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and Mr Jan Petersen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway. (>>>)
Georgia ratifies the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime
14.05.04 - Strasbourg,
Georgian First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kakha SIKHARULIDZE today handed to Walter SCHWIMMER the instrument of ratification of the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (entry into force : 01.09.2004).(>>>)
Council of Europe Ministers reform the European Court of Human Rights
13.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 45 Council of Europe member states (Committee of Ministers) have today adopted measures aimed at maintaining and reinforcing the effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights in the context of an ever-increasing number of individual...(>>>)
Norway unveils priorities for its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe
13.05.04 - Strasbourg,
Strengthening pan-European co-operation, promoting human rights and the rule of law, improving co-ordination between international organisations in Europe and further developing the Council of Europe’s role in conflict prevention will be the priorities of the Norwegian Chairmanship...(>>>)
Parliamentary summit at the Council of Europe on ''How democratic is our democracy?''
12.05.04 - Strasbourg,
More than 50 Speakers and presidents of parliament from across Europe, as well as the heads of some ten European parliamentary assemblies, gather in Strasbourg from 17 to 19 May 2004 for a parliamentary summit on the theme ''Europe of citizens: parliaments and participation of...(>>>)
Georgia - Council of Europe
11.05.04 - Strasbourg, 10.05.2004
Following various articles in the Georgian and international media concerning the position of Mr Plamen Nikolov, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the Organisation's Spokesperson and Press Division has made clear that no official request...(>>>)
Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss reform of the European Court of Human Rights and the Third Summit
10.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 45 Council of Europe member States will meet on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 May in Strasbourg, under the joint chairmanship of the Netherlands and Norway. (>>>)
Congress President's reaction to the events in Adjara
10.05.04 - Strasbourg, (06.05.2004)
The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Herwig van Staa, is relieved to learn that the Adjara crisis has been settled peacefully and without loss of life. "I wish, therefore, to commend the Head of the Adjara Autonomous Republic, Aslan Abashidze, on his...(>>>)
Committee of Ministers' Chairman reaction on the situation in Adjara
07.05.04 - Strasbourg,
The Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Bot, in his capacity of Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, expressed relief at the peaceful outcome in the Georgian Autonomous Republic of Adjara and at the fact that further escalation of tensions...(>>>)
Statements of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe concerning Georgia: 02.05.04 and 06.05.04
07.05.04 - Strasbourg,
Statements of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe concerning Georgia:(>>>)