Amélie de Montchalin: ‘We must preserve the pan-European dimension of the Council of Europe’

Parliamentary Assembly session 24 June 2019 Strasbourg

“As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, we can measure the progress made since 1949 and the fact that this organisation is more essential than ever to promote our common values and foster economic and social progress on our continent,” said Amélie de Montchalin, French...

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Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the execution of Mr Alyaksandr Zhylnikau in Belarus

French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 19 June 2019 Strasbourg

At its 1350th meeting, the Committee of Ministers, on the initiative of the French Chairmanship, adopted a declaration deeply deploring the execution of Mr Alyaksandr Zhylnikau, which was announced on 13 June 2019, and calling on the Belarusian authorities not to execute Mr Vyachaslau Sukharko,...

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Protecting victims of terrorism

Council of Europe 19 June 2019 Strasbourg

A workshop on the protection of victims of terrorist acts will be organised on Thursday 20 June in Strasbourg by the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights. Its aim is to raise awareness of the Council of Europe Guidelines (2017) on the protection of victims of terrorism and to...

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GRECO: looking ahead after 20 years fighting corruption

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 16 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) is organising an international conference in Strasbourg on 17 June to mark its 20th anniversary. Held under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the event will discuss GRECO’s achievements in assisting states to...

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Committee on Bioethics organises seminar on public debate

Committee on Bioethics 4 June 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee on Bioethics (DHBIO) organises, under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, a High-level seminar on public debate as a tool for the governance of new technologies. The objective of the event will be to explore why public debate on biomedicine and human...

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France takes over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 17 May 2019 Helsinki

The Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe passed today from Finland to France, after a meeting attended by 30 foreign affairs ministers from the Organisation’s member countries. Addressing the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing Chairman, Timo Soini, Minister for...

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Ministers for Foreign Affairs to discuss role of Council of Europe as the Organisation turns 70

Committee of Ministers 7 May 2019 Strasbourg

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member States will hold their annual meeting on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). On this occasion, the Ministers will be invited to take key decisions for the future of the Organisation which is currently facing a number of...

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Secretary General Jagland meets President Emmanuel Macron

Secretary General 6 May 2019 Paris

Secretary General Jagland today met with President Emmanuel Macron for an exchange on the current challenges facing the organisation ahead of the French presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which begins on 17 May. Addressing the press alongside President Macron,...

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