Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 13 February 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers' Deputies held their 1337th meeting on 13 February 2019. During the meeting, the Deputies adopted a declaration on the manipulative capabilities of algorithmic processes (more information …) and a declaration on the financial sustainability of quality journalism in the digital age...

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Ensuring the financial sustainability of quality journalism

Committee of Ministers 13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to ensure the financial sustainability of quality journalism taking into account that it is a public good and plays an essential role for individuals to be able to form and express their opinions and make informed choices about government...

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Algorithmic processes risk being used to manipulate social and political behaviours

Committee of Ministers 13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to tackle the risk that individuals may not be able to form their opinions and take decisions independently of automated systems, and that they may even be subjected to manipulation due to the use of advanced digital technologies, in...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 6 and 7 February 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers' Deputies held their 1336th meeting on 6 and 7 February 2019. During their meeting on 6 February, the Deputies held an exchange of views with Mr Duro Sessa, President of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), and took note of the CCJE's Opinion No. 21 (2018) on...

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Committee of Ministers adopts guidelines on electronic evidence in civil and administrative proceedings

Committee of Ministers 31 January 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted guidelines to facilitate the use of electronic evidence in court proceedings. These guidelines are the first such international instrument. Their primary purpose is to help the 47 member states adapt the operation of their judicial and other...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 30 January 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers' Deputies held their 1335th meeting on 30 January 2019. During this meeting, the Deputies: adopted guidelines to facilitate the use of electronic evidence in court proceedings. These guidelines are the first such international instrument and their primary purpose is to help the 47...

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International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 25 January 2019 Strasbourg

Statement by the Finnish Presidency of the Committee of Ministers

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Timo Soini: “a multilateral co-operation to prevent instability and conflict”

Parliamentary Assembly Session 22 January 2019 Strasbourg

“We need effective rules-based multilateral co-operation to prevent instability and conflicts, and the Council of Europe is an important forum in this context,” said Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, addressing...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 16 January 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers' Deputies held their 1334th meeting on 16 January 2019. During this meeting, the Deputies agreed to invite the candidates for the post of Secretary General to the interviews at their 1341st meeting, on 20 March. The other items examined by the Deputies appear in the Agenda and the...

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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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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 9 January 2019

Strasbourg

At their 1333rd meeting, the Deputies approved the Action Plan for Armenia for the period 2019-2022 and instructed the Secretariat to implement it and report back in due course. The Deputies also took a series of decisions concerning the selection and election process of judges of the European...

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Adoption of a new recommendation for better governance in sport

Committee of Ministers 12 December 2018 Strasbourg

How to promote good governance in sport? In a Recommendation adopted today, the Committee of Ministers invites European governments to take measures, aimed in particular at better fighting corruption in sport. In order to foster a culture of good governance at all levels, the 47 member States of...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 12 December 2018

Strasbourg

At the start of their 1332nd meeting, the Chairperson expressed the Committee’s condolences and solidarity after the shooting in Strasbourg, on 11 December, and the Deputies observed a minute’s silence. They held exchanges of views with: Mr Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for...

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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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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 7 December 2018 Strasbourg

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The committee adopted 37 decisions concerning 20 member states at the end of its quarterly human rights...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 4 December 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 4 to 6 December. Decisions taken by the committee will be published on the Council of Europe website as...

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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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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 28 November 2018

Strasbourg

At their 1330th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)11 on the need to strengthen the protection and promotion of the civil society space in Europe and encouraged member States to continue their efforts in this respect. They also took a series of decisions to...

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