Addressing the Council of Europe crisis requires constructiveness from all parties, says Timo Soini

Parliamentary Assembly Session 8 April 2019 Strasbourg

“Finding a solution to the current political and institutional crisis would require close co-operation with all member States and both statutory bodies – the Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers. It is time to start consolidating the different views into one,” said Timo Soini,...

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International Roma Day (8 April 2019)

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 8 April 2019 Strasbourg

Statement by Timo Soini, President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 4 April 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers’ Deputies held their 1343rd meeting on 4 April 2019. During the meeting, the Deputies adopted a recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the supervision of local authorities’ actions. They also approved priorities for co-operation with Kazakhstan for the...

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Protection of health-related data: new guidelines

Committee of Ministers 28 March 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has issued a set of guidelines to its 47 member states urging them to ensure, in law and practice, that the processing of health-related data is done in full respect of human rights, notably the right to privacy and data protection. With the development of new technological...

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Council of Europe adopts first-ever international legal instrument to stop sexism

Committee of Ministers 28 March 2019 Strasbourg

States should step up their fight against sexism in all walks of life, according to a Recommendation just adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. In response to the #MeToo and other recent movements that have heightened awareness of persistent sexism in society, the Council of...

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Election of the Secretary General: the Committee of Ministers submits candidatures to the Parliamentary Assembly

Committee of Ministers 27 March 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers today decided to submit to the Parliamentary Assembly, for appointment to the post of Secretary General of the Council of Europe, with effect from 1 October 2019, the following candidatures in alphabetic order: - Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) (Curriculum vitae) -...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 27 March 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers’ Deputies held their 1342nd meeting on 27 March 2019. They decided to submit to the Parliamentary Assembly, for appointment to the post of Secretary General of the Council of Europe, with effect from 1 October 2019, the following candidatures in alphabetic order: Ms Marija...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 20 March 2019

Strasbourg

During their 1341st meeting, on 20 March, the Ministers’ Deputies interviewed the four candidates to the post of Secretary General: (in alphabetical order) Ms Dora Bakoyannis, Mr Andrius Kubilius, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić and Mr Didier Reynders. The other items examined by the Deputies appear...

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5th anniversary of annexation of Crimea

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 21 March 2019 Strasbourg

Statement by Timo Soini, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, 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 15 March 2019 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 30 decisions concerning 16 member states at the end of its quarterly human rights...

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Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

Committee of Ministers 12 March 2019 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 12 to 14 March. Decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers will be published on the Council of Europe...

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International Women’s Day (8 March)

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 8 March 2019 Strasbourg

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

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 6 March 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers' Deputies held their 1339th meeting on 6 March 2019. During the meeting, Mr Witold Bańka, Minister of Sport and Tourism of the Polish Government and European candidate to the post of President of the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), addressed the Deputies. They took note of Opinion...

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Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 27 February 2019

Strasbourg

The Ministers' Deputies held their 1338th meeting on 27 February 2019. During the meeting, the Deputies held exchanges of views with: Mrs Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, on co-operation with the Council of Europe, including...

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Polish Sport Minister Bańka is European candidate for WADA President

Committee of Ministers 27 February 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe approved today the nomination of Witold Bańka, Minister for Sport and Tourism of Poland, as single European candidate to the post of President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This decision follows the recommendation formulated by the Ad...

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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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