Election of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe: Candidatures received

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 11 January 2019 Strasbourg

At the expiry of the deadline for member States to propose candidates for the election of the next Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the following candidatures have been received by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers: Mr Didier REYNDERS, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign...

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Shooting at the Strasbourg Christmas Market

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 12 December 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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Human Rights Day 10 December 2018

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 10 December 2018 Strasbourg

Statement by Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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Statement by Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 3 December 2018 Strasbourg

“The Council of Europe strives to protect and promote human rights of all, including people with disabilities of which there are an estimated 80 million in Europe,” Mr Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland pointed out...

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Statement by Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers, on death penalty in Belarus

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 29 November 2018 Strasbourg

“I deeply regret the reported executions of Mr Syamyon Berazhny and Mr Ihar Hershankow in Belarus, which were carried out despite the strong call made by the Committee of Ministers in October 2018 to the authorities of Belarus to establish a formal moratorium on executions as a first step towards...

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Statement by Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers, on the situation in the Azov Sea and Kerch Strait

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 26 November 2018 Strasbourg

Mr Timo Soini, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, today made the following statement: “I am deeply concerned about the current situation in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait following the grave incidents that took place yesterday....

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 25 November 2018 Strasbourg

Declaration by the Finnish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers

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Committee of Ministers: Croatia hands over presidency to Finland

Committee of Ministers 21 November 2018 Strasbourg

The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Croatia to Finland, at a meeting at the Organisation’s Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. The outgoing Chair, Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and...

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Secretary General Jagland meets Finnish Foreign Minister, President and Parliament speaker

Secretary General 8 November 2018 Helsinki

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is on an official visit to Helsinki, in preparation for Finland’s upcoming presidency of the Committee of Ministers, which will run from 21 November 2018 until 17 May 2019. He said ”Finland will take up the presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of...

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Secretary General Jagland on official visit to Finland

Secretary General 5 November 2018 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is making an official visit to Finland on 8 November 2018. The Secretary General is going to hold meetings in Helsinki with President Sauli Niinistö, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini and Speaker of the Parliament Paula Risikko. The...

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