PACE demands Russia allow access to South Ossetia and Abkhazia
30.09.09 - Strasbourg,
Before the end of this year, Russia should allow EU monitors into South Ossetia and Abkhazia, lift all restrictions on humanitarian aid to the two regions and let Georgian civilians move freely across the boundary lines, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) demanded...(>>>)
Thorbjørn Jagland elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe
29.09.09 - STRASBOURG,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today elected Thorbjørn Jagland (Norway) Secretary General of the Organisation for a five-year term. In the first round of the election, Thorbjørn Jagland obtained 165 votes (an absolute majority) and Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz...(>>>)
European Day of Languages: “Language learning breaks down barriers” - Statement on the European Day of Languages by Council of Europe Director General Gabriella Battaini Dragoni
28.09.09 - Strasbourg,
‘Speaking to other people in their language breaks down linguistic and cultural barriers’, said Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Council of Europe Director General for Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport and Co-ordinator for Intercultural Dialogue, on the occasion...(>>>)
New Publication
28.09.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Directorate General of Social Cohesion and Health in cooperation with the Information Office in Georgia and Human Rights Education Centre has published “Compasito – Manual for Human Rights Education for Children”.(>>>)
Climate change, the Russia-Georgia war one year after and election of the Secretary General among highlights of PACE autumn session
18.09.09 - Strasbourg,
The challenges posed by climate change, the war between Russia and Georgia one year after and the election of the Council of Europe’s new Secretary General are among highlights of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg...(>>>)
Europe is MORE than you think Award - THE journalistic competition for young journalists from ALL over Europe
16.09.09 - Strasbourg,
One journalistic competition for all of Europe: Young journalists, photographers and videographers are invited to compete for eight prizes in the ‘Europe is More Than You Think’ Award 2009, launched on 7th September. The award is organised jointly(>>>)
1064th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies
14.09.09 - Strasbourg,
At their 1064th meeting on 9 September 2009, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted two new treaties. The first is an additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority CM(2009)76 and the second is Protocol...(>>>)
Council of Europe must be more ambitious in tackling the human rights and humanitarian consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia
14.09.09 - Strasbourg,
“If the Council of Europe is to wear proudly its human rights badge, it must be more ambitious in tackling the human rights and humanitarian consequences of the war between Russia and Georgia.,“ said Corien Jonker (The Netherlands, EPP-CD), Chair of the Migration and Refugee...(>>>)
The war between Georgia and Russia: one year on
14.09.09 - Strasbourg,
In a draft resolution adopted on September 9 in Paris, PACE Monitoring Committee strongly urges the Russian authorities, before the end of the year, to give unrestricted access to EU Monitors to South Ossetia and Abkhazia, grant freedom of movement for Georgian civilians and...(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress: Ian Micallef calls for election of the Mayor of Baku
11.09.09 - Strasbourg,
“It is time that Azerbaijan joins the other countries of South Caucasus in electing the mayor of its capital city,” Ian Micallef, President a.i. of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, stated on the eve of his official visit to this country....(>>>)
2009 EuroDIG to debate in Geneva current challenges to Internet governance
08.09.09 - Strasbourg,
The 2nd European Dialogue on Internet Governance will bring together over two days some 200 representatives from the private sector, governments, parliaments, civil society including youth, media and international organisations to debate current European concerns and challenges....(>>>)
Signatures and ratifications at the Council of Europe Weeks from 27July to 28 August 2009
08.09.09 - Strasbourg,
28 July 2009 Ukraine ratified :the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (CETS No. 147)* Portugal ratified:the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (CETS No. 199)* Weeks from 31 August to 4 September 2009 1st September...
The Commissioner for Human Rights to visit the Russian Federation
03.09.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, starts today a week-long visit to the Russian Federation, including the Chechen Republic and the Republic of Ingushetia. During the visit, the Commissioner will meet representatives of the highest Federal...(>>>)
What future for human rights and democracy in Europe? The role of the Council of Europe
02.09.09 - Strasbourg,
Established in the post-war period sixty years ago to consolidate and promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law, the Council of Europe is confronted today with new challenges in a Europe enlarged to 47 member countries.(>>>)
Council of Europe welcomes the agreement on diplomatic relations between Turkey and Armenia - Statement by the Acting Secretary General of the Council of Europe Maud de Boer-Buquicchio
02.09.09 - Strasbourg,
"I strongly welcome the agreement to sign two protocols between Turkey and Armenia on establishing of diplomatic relations between the two countries. "This is a historic event for both countries and the region," declared Maud De Boer-Buquicchio(>>>)
Statement by Samuel Žbogar on the breakthrough in the negotiations between Turkey and Armenia
02.09.09 - Strasbourg,
The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers welcomed on 1 September the decision of the authorities of Armenia and Turkey to start internal political consultations on two protocols concerning the establishment of diplomatic relations and the development of bilateral relations...(>>>)
Euronews reports on pilot intercultural cities
01.09.09 - Strasbourg,
As from 28 August to November, the television channel Euronews is screening a series of reports on intercultural cities joint action of the Council of Europe and the Europe Commission, including Lyon (>>>)