Luxembourg makes a voluntary contribution to various Council of Europe actions

10 July 2024 Strasbourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has made a voluntary contribution of €100 000 to support the Council of Europe Overview of Co-operation Activities in Kosovo*, the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, the next Council of Europe Action Plan...

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The Principality of Andorra makes a voluntary contribution for Council of Europe Action Plans and projects

1 July 2024 Strasbourg

The Principality of Andorra has made a voluntary contribution of €90,953.29 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, the Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Vulnerable Persons in the Context of Migration and Asylum in...

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Commissioner O’Flaherty condemns deadly missile attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine

9 July 2024 STRASBOURG

“Russia's deadly missile attacks on civilian infrastructure in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities yesterday are yet another glaring example of the brutality of Russian forces and their leadership. The bombing of Kyiv's Okhmatdyt hospital, a sanctuary for children and the country’s largest pediatric...

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PACE President reacts to Russian rocket attack, including on a Kyiv children’s hospital, with sadness and anger

PACE President 8 July 2024

“Today I'm both saddened and angry at the barbaric destruction wrought this morning by Russian rockets in Ukraine,” said PACE President Theodoros Rousopoulos. “The number of victims has yet to be established, as many are still trapped under the debris, children and adults alike, including medical...

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Alain Berset elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY SESSION 25 June 2024 Strasbourg

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today elected Alain Berset (Switzerland) as Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2024. In the second round of the election, Mr Berset obtained 114 votes, a majority of the votes cast....

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Ukraine becomes member state of Observatory on History Teaching in Europe

STRASBOURG 20 June 2024 COUNCIL OF EUROPE

After one year of membership as an observer state, Ukraine has joined the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe as a fully-fledged member state. “Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine reconfirmed the need to change approaches and practices in history teaching, the importance of implementing...

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Secretary General at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine

SECRETARY GENERAL 16 June 2024 BÜRGENSTOCK (SWITZERLAND)

“Since the outset of the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Council of Europe has been clear about its determination to do whatever we can to support the Ukrainian Government and people. President Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula is equally clear about the way out of this brutal,...

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Secretary General at Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin

SECRETARY GENERAL 11 June 2024 BERLIN (GERMANY)

“Since the beginning of Russia’s brutal and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine, the Council of Europe has been actively supporting Ukraine in its judiciary reforms, even more so after Ukraine was granted EU candidate status last June. As part of the Action Plan on Resilience, Recovery, and...

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Human Rights, Camera, Action! - Council of Europe launches photo and video competition for young Europeans

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL 14 May 2024 Strasbourg

To celebrate its 75th anniversary and to raise awareness of the role and impact of the Council of Europe, the Deputy Secretary General, Bjørn Berge, has launched a photo and video competition entitled “Human Rights, Camera, Action!” aimed at young people, inviting them to use their smartphones...

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Secretary General marks 10 years of the Istanbul Convention launching the Gender Equality Strategy 2024-2029

SECRETARY GENERAL 30 May 2024 Strasbourg

“Throughout my mandate, I have returned over and over to the importance of the Istanbul Convention. Marking its 10 years in force here today, I am very happy to speak about it once again. The Istanbul Convention is a landmark treaty in the battle to end violence against women and domestic...

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Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2023-2026: Steering Committee assesses the first year of its implementation

5 June 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

The second Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026 (hereinafter – the Action Plan) gathered more than 100 representatives of Ukrainian authorities, non-governmental organisations, and national partners...

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Ukraine’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars and remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 28 MAY 2024 Strasbourg

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from the Crimean peninsula by the Soviet totalitarian regime back in 1944. 18 May is for Ukraine the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide. On this day we commemorate all Crimean Tatars...

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Lithuania makes a voluntary contribution for Action Plans and projects

17 May 2024 Strasbourg

In the framework of its Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the Government of Lithuania has made a voluntary contribution of €150 000 towards several Council of Europe Action Plans and projects, in line with the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency. This contribution will support the...

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Lithuania takes over Presidency of Committee of Ministers

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 17 May 2024 Strasbourg

Lithuania has taken over the rotating Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Liechtenstein at a meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the organisation’s 46 member states. Addressing the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing Chairperson, Dominique Hasler, Minister for...

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Foreign ministers support Ukraine, define the organisation’s priorities and adopt a treaty on artificial intelligence

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 17 May 2024 Strasbourg

As the organisation celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states came together at their annual session to reaffirm their support for Ukraine on the road to justice and reconstruction. Following on from the Reykjavik Summit, they also...

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“Confidence in Tomorrow”

SECRETARY GENERAL 3 May 2024 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić made the following statement to mark Europe Day on 5 May: “75 years ago, 10 European countries founded the Council of Europe. So, on this Europe Day we reflect, inevitably, on the extraordinary and unique role that our Organisation has...

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World Press Freedom Day

2 May 2024 Strasbourg, France

In a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić said: “As millions of citizens in Europe and other continents vote in crucial elections in 2024, we must recall the critical role that journalists and quality media play in...

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Ukraine: Disregard false information concerning derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights

COUNCIL OF EUROPE 30 April 204 Strasbourg

In 2022, Ukraine notified the Council of Europe of derogations to several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights resulting from the Russian aggression and ongoing state of war in the country. Ukraine regularly updates the Council of Europe about these derogations. As of 4 April 2024...

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France makes a voluntary contribution for various Action Plans and projects

22 April 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €875 000 towards several Council of Europe Action Plans and projects. This contribution will support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, the Council of Europe Action Plan...

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Human Rights Commissioner calls for stronger support for Ukraine

COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 26 April 2024 Kyiv

The new Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, carried out a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine from 23-25 April. This was his first visit to a member state since taking up his post on 1 April. With the current human rights landscape in Europe being dominated by Russia’s war...

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