Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

21 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €25,000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 21 September 2021 by Ambassador Petr Válek, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Council of...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

21 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €45,000 to support the prevention of violence against women and the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The agreement was signed on 21 September 2021 by Ambassador Takeshi Akamatsu, Permanent Observer of Japan to the Council of...

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Morocco signs the Macolin Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

20 September 2021 Strasbourg

Chakib Benmoussa, Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco, signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS No. 215) on 20th September, in the presence of Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Morocco is the 2nd non-European...

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Co-operation formalised between Council of Europe and Norwegian city of Kristiansand

24 August 2021 Strasbourg

Building on the success of the 2nd European Conference on Democracy and Human Rights, Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Bjorn Berge has formalised, at an event with the mayor of Kristiansand, Jan Oddvar Skisland, the co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Norwegian city. The...

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Deputy Secretary General: many LGBTI people in Europe can “state their pride”, but more remains to be done

Deputy Secretary General 17 August 2021 Copenhagen

“Much progress has been achieved in Europe and many LGBTI people can march in many streets throughout our continent, stating their rightful pride in who they are, but much more remains to be done,” said Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge in an address to participants of the...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

8 July 2021 Strasbourg

The Government of the Czech Republic has made a non-earmarked voluntary contribution of CZK 900,000 (approximately €35,163) to support the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023. These Action Plans aim to support Ukraine...

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Netherlands makes voluntary contribution to Council of Europe

Deputy Secretary General 8 July 2021 Strasbourg

The Netherlands has made a voluntary contribution of €301,200 to the Council of Europe. Ambassador Roeland Böcker made the financial commitment in the presence of Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge. €100,000 will be spent on the Action Plan for Ukraine and €50,000 on the Action Plan for...

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Deputy Secretary General exchanges views with French Rabbis Congress

7 July 2021 Strasbourg

In the framework of the French Rabbis Congress’ seminar at the Palais de l’Europe, Bjørn Berge held an exchange of views with Grand Rabbin de France Haïm Korsia, Vice-President of the Conference of European Rabbis Moché Lewin, Rabbin Mendel Samama, Representative of the Conference of European...

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Finland makes a voluntary contribution of €1 250 000

24 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Government of Finland has made a voluntary contribution of €1 250 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases, to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022, the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion...

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Bjørn Berge at the Meeting of the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence

21 June 2021 Strasbourg

“ Your work uncovers the facts; it provides support for those who suffer; and it helps create the conditions in which change becomes possible”, declared Deputy Secretary General while addressing the Meeting of the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence, in the framework of Parliamentary...

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