First evaluation of Greece’s compliance with the Council of Europe’s Anti-trafficking Convention: progress made, but gaps remainGroup of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Strasbourg 18 October 2017
In its first report on Greece, the Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking...
20 October 2017
The First International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, inspired by the European...
Karlsruhe, Germany 19-20 October 2017
The rise of ideological political movements and the success of populist parties in Europe are...
Strasbourg 17 October 2017
The 30th World Day to Combat Extreme Poverty will take place on 17 October 2017. The Conference...
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