Walter Schwimmer: Improved means of co-operation needed between the UN and Regional Organisations
31.07.03 - New York,
Speaking at the 5th UN-Regional Organisations High-Level Meeting in New York, Walter Schwimmer drew attention to the Council of Europe guidelines on human rights and the fight against terrorism. Participants at the meeting recognised the importance of fully respecting human rights...(>>>)
Conference on the Draft Criminal Procedure Code of Georgia
29.07.03 - Budapest,
14-18 July 2003 - Conference on “the draft criminal procedure code of Georgia” was held on 14-18 July in Budapest, Hungary. The conference within the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme was organised by the Council of Europe, in cooperation...(>>>)
Secretary General to attend UN-Regional Organisations meeting in New York
29.07.03 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Walter Schwimmer, is to participate in the 5th UN-Regional Organisations High-Level Meeting, under the Chairmanship of the UN Secretary General, as part of a three-day visit to the USA from 29 to 31 July. (>>>)
Training Session for Lawyers from Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia on Ethics and other Essential Aspects of Lawyers Activities
24.07.03 - Tbilisi,
Seminar for lawyers from Armenia Azerbaijan and Georgia on ethics and other essential aspects of lawyers’ activities is held on 24-25 July in Tbilisi. The seminar within the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme is organised by the Private...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General to visit the OSCE in Vienna
23.07.03 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Walter Schwimmer, will visit the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on Thursday 24 July. (>>>)
September 1: Call for tenders for work on two new Council of Europe buildings
23.07.03 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for work on two new buildings in the European District of Strasbourg. This call is open to companies based in one of the Council’s 45 member states. The first project, for the general needs of the Council, comprises a building...(>>>)
Meeting to establish a group to monitor the funding of political parties and electoral campaigns in Georgia
22.07.03 - Strasbourg,
16 - 18 July 2003 - Representatives from political parties representing the main political forces in Georgia and major media met in Strasbourg from 16 to 18 July 2003 to elaborate a mechanism to monitor the funding of political parties and electoral campaigns prior to the parliamentary...(>>>)
Council of Europe contribution to the monitoring of funding of parties and electoral campaigns in Georgia
16.07.03 - Strasbourg,
At the request of - and in co-operation with - the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Georgia, the Council of Europe will hold a seminar from 16 to 18 July in Strasbourg aimed at helping Georgian political parties and media establish a group to monitor the financing of political parties...(>>>)
Meeting, Research and Medical Ethics Committees
14.07.03 - Tbilisi,
Bilateral meeting on “Research and Medical Ethics Committees” is held on 14-15 July in Tbilisi. The meeting is organised within the framework of Cooperation Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law by the Directorate General of Legal Affairs –DG I – Division of Bioethics in co-operation...(>>>)
Seminar, Implementation in Georgia of the Recommendation on balanced participation of women and men to political and public decision making: More Women in Parliament
10.07.03 - Tbilisi,
Seminar on “Implementation in Georgia of the Recommendation on balanced participation of women and men to political and public decision making: More Women in Parliament” is held on 10 -11 July in Tbilisi. The seminar is organised in the framework of the Integrated Project 1 ...(>>>)
'Increasing our co-operation with the ECAC in order to combat terrorism'
09.07.03 - Strasbourg,
Addressing the European Civil Aviation Conference on 8 July, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe emphasised both European bodies' determination to combat terrorism. Walter Schwimmer proposed that they increase their co-operation, and welcomed the ECAC's interest in...(>>>)
The Council of Europe Ambassadorial Group is visiting Georgia
08.07.03 -
Tbilisi, - Ambassadorial Group under the auspices of the Committee of Democratic Stability of the Council of Europe is visiting Georgia on 8-9 July 2003. (>>>)
Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, condemns the suicide bombing in Moscow
07.07.03 - Strasbourg,
Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe comdemned the suicide attack in Moscow during a rock concert, that caused the death of some 20 persons and injured more than 30. “I strongly condemn the bombing in Moscow that today caused the death of many innocent...(>>>)
A new information office in Armenia
07.07.03 - Strasbourg,
On July 8, a new Council of Europe Information Office will be opened in Yerevan, Armenia. The goal of this Office, like the twenty others already set up in several member States, will be to inform general public on the activities, goals and achievements of the Council of Europe....(>>>)
Eurimages supports 10 European co-productions
07.07.03 - Strasbourg,
At its meeting in Riga (Latvia)held from 30 June to 2 July 2003, the Council of Europe Eurimages Fund Board of Management agreed to support 10 feature films for a total amount of 3 789 000 Euros. This assistance was awarded mainly on the basis of the projects’ circulation potential...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General brings together Cypriot party leaders in Strasbourg
07.07.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer has invited Cypriot political parties involved in the series of round table talks at the Ledra Palace over the last several months to meet in Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe, on 7 July. (>>>)
Video highlights on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
04.07.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia and the Delegation of the European Commission to Georgia and Armenia have supported the production of awareness-raising advertisements to promote fundamental rights and freedoms in the Georgian society. (>>>)
Conference in Chisinau to focus on national identity
04.07.03 - Strasbourg,
The Venice Commission for democracy through law, in co-operation with the Moldovan authorities, organises a conference on the ''Consolidation of State and National Identity'' in Chisinau, 4 and 5 July 2003. Some 40 participants - politicians and scientists - from Belgium, Hungary,...(>>>)
The European Commission proposes European Community accession to GRECO
03.07.03 - Strasbourg,
In its recent communication to the European Parliament, the Council and Economic and Social Committee, the European Commission has yet announced that it will request the Council of European Union for authorisation to negociate the terms and modalities of the European Community's...(>>>)
3rd Meeting of the Steering Group on the Prison Reform in Georgia
03.07.03 - Tbilisi,
July 3-4, 2003 Third Steering Group Meeting on the Prison Reform in Georgia is held on 3-4 July in Tbilisi. The meeting within the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme is organised by the Crime Problems Department (DG 1 - Legal Affairs)...(>>>)
Three-year contract for ''Strasbourg, European capital''
02.07.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer has attended the ceremony at which the French Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, signed the 2003-2005 three-year contract to maintain and reinforce Strasbourg's position as a European capital. The aim is to improve access...(>>>)
Ministers' Deputies: exchange of views with Senator Roberto Antonione about Italian Presidency of EU
02.07.03 - Strasbourg,
At their meeting on Wednesday 2 July, the Ministers' Deputies will have an exchange of views with the Under-Secretary of State at Italy's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, looking at the priorities of the Italian Presidency of the European Union(>>>)
The European Parliament’s EPP-ED Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Assembly chamber
02.07.03 - Strasbourg,
“The fact that the EPP-ED Group of the European Parliament (EP) is commemorating its 50th anniversary in the Council of Europe’s Assembly chamber is highly symbolic,” said Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer(>>>)
Protocol No. 13 to Human Rights Convention enters into force : towards total abolition of death penalty in Europe
02.07.03 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe leaders welcomed the entry into force of Protocol No. 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights – outlawing the death penalty in all circumstances, including crimes committed in times of war and imminent threat of war. (>>>)
Council of Europe Publications
01.07.03 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is publishing an updated list of CoE publications, available at the public relations service of the Office. The visitors of the Office’s web-site will find the detailed data to: http://portal.coe.ge/index.php?lan=en&id=library...(>>>)
Open Prison and Community Sanctions and Measures Seminar, Tbilisi 1 - 2 July 2003
01.07.03 - Tbilisi,
Seminar on “open prison and community sanctions and measures” is held on 1-2 July in Tbilisi. The seminar within the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme is organised by the Crime Problems Department (DG 1 - Legal Affairs) of the Council...(>>>)