Committee of Ministers: Estonia hands over chairmanship to Cyprus

Committee of Ministers 22 November 2016 Strasbourg

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Estonia to Cyprus, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the outgoing Chair,...

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European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 14 November 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Jürgen Ligi, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

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Conference in Tallinn on children’s rights in migration crisis and digital environment

Council of Europe 4 November 2016 Strasbourg

An international conference on Children’s rights in the migration crisis and the digital environment is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 3 to 4 November 2016. It is held under the current Estonian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. In his opening speech,...

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Jürgen Ligi : le Comité des Ministres et l’Assemblée doivent travailler en collaboration étroite

Session de l'Assemblée parlementaire 12 octobre 2016 Strasbourg

S’adressant aujourd’hui à l’Assemblée parlementaire, Jürgen Ligi, Ministre des Affaires étrangères de l’Estonie a évoqué les évènements récents intervenus pendant la présidence estonienne du Comité des Ministres, notamment la tentative de coup d’Etat en Turquie. « Les deux principaux organes...

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Learning Equality, Living Dignity: Forum on Human Rights Education in Budapest

Council of Europe 5 October 2016 Budapest

The 3rd Compass Forum on Human Rights Education is being held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 5 to 7 October. Using the slogan “Learning Equality, Living Dignity”, the forum brings together about 120 participants, including experts with extensive experience in educating young people...

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Ukraine’s reforms the focus of high-level Council of Europe meeting

Council of Europe 4 October 2016 Strasbourg

As a continuation of the Day of Ukrainian Reforms, Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko met today in Strasbourg with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to discuss the co-operation between the organization and Ukraine, and to sign on behalf of Ukraine the European Agreement on the...

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Conference on Children's Rights in the Migration Crisis and in the Digital Environment

Committee of Ministers Chairmanship 30 September 2016 Tallinn, Estonia

Protection and advocacy of children's rights is one of the priorities of the Estonian Government and the Estonian Chairmanship in the Council of Europe. The conference is supporting the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child and the Programme “Building a...

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Council of Europe Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation

Committee of Ministers Chairmanship 27 September 2016 Strasbourg

The event on “Culture 4D: Digitisation, Data, Disruptions, Diversity” will explore how to harness Big Data for European culture and empower diverse groups to enhance the “Internet of Citizens”. Cultural policy makers and practitioners, researchers, media and technology specialists, business...

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Committee of Ministers - exchange of views with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Committee of Ministers 7 September 2016 Strasbourg

The Minister’s Deputies today held an exchange of views at ministerial level with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey. This exchange of views organised following the attempted coup d’état in Turkey on 15 July, was opened by Marina Kaljurand, Minister for Foreign Affairs of...

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Turkey: visit by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Estonian Foreign Minister M. Kaljurand

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 24 August 2016 Ankara

Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia Marina Kaljurand travelled to Ankara on 24-25 August to hold talks with Turkish officials at the highest level: she met with President R.T. Erdoğan, the President of the National Assembly İ. Kahraman, Prime Minister...

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Marina Kaljurand condemns terrorist attack in Turkey

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 22 August 2016 Strasbourg

Marina Kaljurand, Foreign Minister of Estonia, presently holding the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, reacted over her Twitter account on the suicide bombing in Turkey: "Strongly condemn the terror attack at wedding party in #Gaziantep #Turkey. My deepest condolences to families and...

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Situation in Crimea

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 12 August 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

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Death of Pavel Sheremet

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 21 July 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

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Situation in Turkey

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 19 July 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

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Anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 17 July 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

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Coup attempt in Turkey condemned

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 16 July 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia

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Terrorist attack in Nice

Chair of the Committee of Ministers 15 July 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Committee of Ministers

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Council of Europe conference tackles gender-based stereotypes

Council of Europe 30 June 2016 Tallinn

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas opened a Council of Europe conference on gender equality in Tallinn, Estonia today. The two-day conference – which can be followed live on this link – gathers some 150 participants from nearly 40 Council of Europe member states to assess progress of the...

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Committee of Ministers statement on terrorist attack at Istanbul international airport

Committee of Ministers 29 June 2016 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe firmly condemns the terrorist attack committed yesterday evening at Istanbul international airport. It conveys its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and expresses its solidarity with the Turkish people and authorities in these...

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