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STANDARD-SETTING
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CONVENTIONS
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COOPERATION
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Events
  Conference Freedom of Expression and Democracy in the Digital Age - Opportunities, Rights, Responsibilities, Belgrade, 7-8/11/2013
  Conference "The Hate factor in political speech - Where do responsibilities lie?", Warsaw18-19 September 2013
  Conference of Ministers, Reykjavik - Iceland, 28-29 May 2009
  European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
 
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12. Delegates unanimously stressed the legal, political, cultural and regulatory value of the Convention for the wider Europe, with added value stemming from the possibility of extending its application to non-European countries, in particular those around the Mediterranean. Several delegates mentioned that the possible accession of Russia would also provide considerable added value. Delegates furthermore highlighted the importance of the Standing Committee in offering a platform to Parties to solve questions or disputes related to the implementation of the Convention.

13. The European Commission representative mentioned that negotiations for an association agreement to extend application of the standards contained in the Directive had started with Ukraine and Moldova. As a result, almost all Parties to the Convention, except the Holy See and San Marino, would be in a position to align their national legislation with the Directive. Delegates recognised that the European Commission, by extending bilateral agreements with non EU countries, could promote application of the standards contained in the Audiovisual media services Directive on a large geographical scale so as to harmonise national legislations in, and possibly beyond, the European continent . They stressed however that these agreements did not offer any means to non-EU countries to address questions related to the implementation of these standards, or to settle disputes on this issue between non-EU countries. The Commission representative indicated that he would look for a possible solution to this need.