10th anniversary of the conflict in Georgia

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 7 August 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia

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Council of Europe honours Roma victims of the Holocaust: “acknowledge the past and improve Roma rights today”

Council of Europe 2 August 2018 Strasbourg

Today in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe held a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony in memory of Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust. This year marks the 74th anniversary of 2 August, 1944, when all remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – 2,897 men, women and...

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"Member States must fully implement Council of Europe standards"

Parliamentary Assembly Session 26 June 2018 Strasbourg

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, addressing PACE today in the framework of Croatia’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, underlined that all member States must unequivocally implement the Council’s shared standards. He expressed his support for ongoing measures...

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Croatian Chairmanship plans put focus on fighting corruption

Parliamentary Assembly Session 25 June 2018 Strasbourg

Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić spelled out her country’s priorities for its six-month spell chairing the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in a speech to the Parliamentary Assembly today. Presenting the work of the...

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Croatian Chairmanship underlines the importance of dialogue with national minority representatives and the competent institutions in advancing national minority rights

Council of Europe 19 June 2018 Strasbourg

Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe opened a conference entitled “Minorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” in...

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"UNESCO-listed intangible cultural heritage of Croatia" exhibition

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 31 May 2018 Strasbourg

The exhibition features 15 examples of Croatian heritage included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage lists. The exhibition is divided into 18 units consisting of films, texts, photographs, maps and objects related to the individual cultural heritage elements on UNESCO’s Representative...

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Dubrovnik conference on cross-border cooperation in Europe

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 24 May 2018 Dubrovnik

A conference organised in the context of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers will discuss and promote legal frameworks, capacity-building tools and data collection in cross-border cooperation in Europe. The one-day event is taking place on 25 May in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which...

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Croatia takes over chairmanship of Committee of Ministers from Denmark

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 18 May 2018 Elsinore

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Denmark to Croatia, at a meeting in Elsinore, Denmark, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. The outgoing Chair, Anders Samuelsen, Minister of Foreign affairs of Denmark, handed over to the...

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Democratic security and data protection on the agenda as Committee of Ministers meets in Denmark

Committee of Ministers 17 May 2018 Strasbourg

The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are meeting in Elsinore (Denmark) on 18 May to discuss the challenges facing the Organisation. The Committee of Ministers should also adopt an amending protocol aimed at modernising the Convention for the Protection of...

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Secretary General Jagland on official visit to Croatia on 17 April

Secretary General 17 April 2018 Zagreb

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, is on official visit to Croatia on 17 April, where he met Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Marija Pejčinović-Burić, and Deputy Speaker of the Croatian...

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