‘Pursuing a constructive dialogue between the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly’

Parliamentary Assembly Session 10 October 2018 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers is determined to pursue a constructive dialogue and close co-operation with the Assembly. It is by joining forces that we can meet current challenges and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe,” said Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister...

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European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) 2018

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 9 October 2018 Strasbourg

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

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 3 October 2018

Strasbourg

At their 1326th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Ms Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following the presentation of her 2nd quarterly activity report 2018; Mr Wojciech Sawicki, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly, on the...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 26 September 2018

Strasbourg

At their 1325th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Mr Tomáš Bocek, the Secretary General’s Special Representative on Migration and Refugees, on the progress made in implementing the Action Plan 2017-2019 for refugee and migrant children in Europe; Ms Petra Roter,...

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European Heritage Days

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 18 September 2018 Strasbourg

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

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 12 September 2018

Strasbourg

At their 1323rd meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Ambassador Vinicio Mati, Minister Plenipotentiary, Co-ordinator for the Italian OSCE Chairmanship, on the state of implementation of the priorities of the Italian OSCE Chairmanship; Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special...

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1322nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (5 September 2018)

5 September 2018 Strasbourg

At the start of the meeting, the Chairman expressed the Committee’s condolences and solidarity after the tragic events which happened in a number of member States, notably in Greece and Italy, over the summer. In the context of the supervision of the execution of judgments of the European Court...

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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 gives recommendations to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment

Council of Europe 4 July 2018 Strasbourg

How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive...

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The Council of Europe adopts a new counter-terrorism strategy for 2018-2022

Council of Europe 04 July 2018 Strasbourg

In response to the acute terrorist threat in Europe, the Council of Europe today adopted a new strategy based on prevention, prosecution and protection, including assistance to victims. “We must improve the ability of our member states to prevent and combat terrorism, in full compliance with...

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1321st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (4 July 2018)

Strasbourg

At their meeting on 4 July, the Ministers' Deputies approved the Council of Europe Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2018-2022), which is based on prevention, prosecution and protection, including assistance to victims (more information ...). The Deputies adopted a recommendation to member States on...

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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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1320th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (20 June 2018)

Strasbourg

At their meeting on 20 June 2018, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Mr Jean-Paul Lehners, Chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), following his presentation of ECRI's annual report for 2017; Mr Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe...

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1319th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (13 June 2018)

Strasbourg

At their meeting on 13 June 2018, the Ministers' Deputies held exchanges of views with: Ms Päivi Kaukoranta, Chair of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI), concerning the CAHDI's recent and future activities; Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the...

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1317th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (30 May 2018)

30 May 2018 Strasbourg

At the start of the meeting, the Chair expressed the Committee’s condolences and solidarity after the terrorist attack in Liège (Belgium) on 29 May 2018. The Deputies then observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims. The Deputies took a series of decisions on the follow-up to the 128th...

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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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Danish Chairmanship concludes overwhelming support to start Council of Europe “Elsinore Reform Process“

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 18 May 2018 Elsinore

Responding to the need to resolve current political and financial challenges, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen presented his conclusions of discussions at the Committee of Ministers meeting in Elsinore on 17 and 18 May. Speech

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Enhancing data protection globally: Council of Europe updates its landmark convention

Council of Europe 18 May 2018 Elsinore (Danemark)

Aiming to strengthen personal data protection at global scale, the Council of Europe today adopted an amending Protocol which updates its data protection convention, known as “Convention 108”. The modernisation of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic...

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1316th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (9, 14 and 15 May 2018)

9, 14 & 15 May 2018 Strasbourg

At their 1316th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies continued the preparation of the 128th Session of the Committee of Ministers, which will take place in Elsinore (Denmark) on 17-18 May 2018. In particular, they approved the text of the draft Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of...

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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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