Protection of European minorities’ rights must remain a priority, says Secretary General at a conference in StrasbourgCouncil of Europe Strasbourg 19 June 2018
“Minorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” is the title of a conference held in...
Conference “National Minorities and Minority Languages in a changing Europe” in Strasbourg next weekCouncil of Europe Strasbourg 14 June 2018
A high-level conference “Minorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” will be held in...
Council of Europe Strasbourg 13 June 2018
Today Norway became the 43rd state of the Council of Europe to have ratified the Convention on...
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Strasbourg 8 June 2018
The Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) publishes today its second...
On Saturday 9 June, the Council of Europe is joining the Strasbourg Pride festivities. The SOGI...
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