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Simon Coveney at PACE: It’s time for Council of Europe Heads of State and Government to reconvene

Parliamentary Assembly session 21 June 2021 Strasbourg

In the wake of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has called for a fourth summit of Heads of State and Government of the 46-nation Council of Europe. Speaking to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as chair of the organisation’s Committee...

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Ireland supports Action Plans and joins Human Rights Trust Fund

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 24 June 2022 Strasbourg

In the framework of their Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the Government of Ireland has made a voluntary contribution of €665 616 towards Council of Europe Action Plans and projects that support the priorities of the Irish Chairmanship. Ireland’s contribution will support the Council...

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Ireland marks the start of its Committee of Ministers Presidency

2. June 2022 Strasbourg

On 20 May Ireland took over the rolling six-month Presidency of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, at a meeting of foreign ministers held in Turin, Italy, to mark the end of the Italian Presidency. This week in Strasbourg Ireland celebrated the start of its Presidency by inaugurating...

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Condemnation of Russia, Council of Europe’s priorities, assistance for Ukraine - Foreign Affairs Ministers’ meeting concludes in Turin

Committee of Ministers 20 May 2022 Strasbourg

At the end of a meeting where the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine figured high on the agenda, the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member States decided today that the organisation should not emerge weakened from the crisis but, on the contrary,...

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Informal exchange of views between Committee of Ministers and civil society representatives on participatory democracy

Committee of Ministers 7 June 2022 Strasbourg

At an informal meeting on 3 June, delegations from the 46 Council of Europe member states held an exchange of views with representatives of civil society, other international organisations and experts on participatory democracy in Europe. The aim was to exchange views on how best to strengthen...

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“Child and youth participation for Europe”- Cork conference looks at progress so far and challenges ahead

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 23 May 2022 Strasbourg

A conference focusing on the right of children to be heard and have their opinions taken seriously has opened in Cork, Ireland. “Child and youth participation for Europe” is the first event to be held under the Irish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe which started...

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Foreign ministers meet in Turin to discuss their response to Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine

Committee of Ministers Presidency 16 May 2022 Strasbourg

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states are holding their annual session today, Friday 20 May 2022 in Turin (Italy). The meeting takes place against the background of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which resulted in the exclusion of the...

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Ireland takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 20 May 2022 Turin

Ireland has taken over the rotating Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Italy at the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the organisation’s 46 member states. At the handover, the outgoing Chair of the Committee of Ministers – Italy’s Minister for Foreign...

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IDAHOT: LGBTI persons fleeing war face specific risks and need protection

Council of Europe 16 May 2022 Strasbourg

European states should pay attention to the specific challenges faced by LGBTI asylum seekers fleeing war, declared Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, the current President of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and...

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