Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers
Hungary has taken over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Germany during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member States.
Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, gave an overview of his country’s achievements during its Presidency. The new Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó presented the priorities of the Hungarian Presidency, which will run for six months.
These priorities include promoting the effective protection of national minorities, interreligious dialogue, “next generation”: children’s rights, youth participation, and Roma inclusion, technological and environmental challenges.
Ministerial session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe - Congress President stressed the importance of a strong grassroots democracy in Europe
Addressing the 131st Session of the Committee of Ministers, held on 21 May 2021 in Hamburg (Germany), Congress President Leendert Verbeek stressed the importance of strengthening grassroots democracy in Europe to restore citizens' confidence in democratic processes, which has been weakened by the...