New visibility material

21/12/2020

For newcomers and experienced Frameworkers alike: A new leaflet providing basic information on the Advisory Committee’s role and work, explaining the monitoring process and illustrating the standards the Framework Convention requires is now online. Hard copies are available upon request.

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Adoption of two Committee of Ministers’ resolutions

09/12/2020

The Committee of Ministers has adopted two resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Russian Federation and Ukraine: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2020)14 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National...

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Publication of the Twelfth activity report

25/11/2020

The Committee of Ministers, at its 1389th Meeting on 25 November 2020, held an exchange of views with Ms Marie B. Hagsgård, Acting President of the Advisory Committee, who presented the 12th activity report covering the period from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2020.

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Lithuania: follow-up meeting

18/11/2020

On 17 November, the Department for National Minorities of Lithuania organised a follow-up meeting to discuss the implementation of the Advisory Committee’s 4th cycle recommendations with a broad range of stakeholders. More than 35 representatives of national and local authorities, national...

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Adoption of two Committee of Ministers’ resolutions

23/10/2020

The Committee of Ministers has adopted two resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Denmark and Poland: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2020)12 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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Bulgaria: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

12/10/2020

The Fourth Opinion on Bulgaria of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today together with the government comments.

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Hungary: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

12/10/2020

The Fifth Opinion on Hungary of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today together with the government comments.

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69th plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

09/10/2020

On 5-8 October 2020, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 69th plenary meeting by videoconference. It approved the draft opinions on Croatia and Liechtenstein which will now be sent to the states parties concerned for possible...

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Portugal: Follow-up dialogue

02/10/2020

Lisbon, 29 September 2020: A follow-up meeting to the publication of the Fourth Opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities was organised by the Portuguese Government. It provided an opportunity to hear about measures already undertaken...

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Czech Republic: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

29/09/2020

A delegation of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities visited the Czech Republic last week (22-25 September 2020) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This was the fifth visit of the Advisory...

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Norway: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

18/09/2020

Norway submitted its Fifth State Report on 14 September 2020 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.

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Liechtenstein: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

Liechtenstein submitted its Fifth State Report on 13 July 2020 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is available in English and in German. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion...

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Advisory Committee member Aliona Grossu speaks at OSCE High Commissioner Webinar

03/07/2020

Ms Aliona Grossu, member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities in respect of the Republic of Moldova, participated in a Webinar organised by the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities on “Impact of COVID-19 on...

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North Macedonia: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

29/06/2020

North Macedonia submitted its Fifth State Report on 24 June 2020 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report is available in English and in Macedonian. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an...

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Adoption of two Committee of Ministers’ resolutions

22/06/2020

The Committee of Ministers has adopted two resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Georgia and Portugal: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2020)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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Armenia: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

Armenia submitted its Fifth State Report on 15 June 2020 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.The report is available in English with its annexes 1-2, 3 and 4 as well as in Armenian with its annexes 1-2, 3 and 4. It is now up...

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68th plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

On 25-28 May, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its first ever plenary meeting by videoconference. It approved the draft opinion on Malta which will now be sent to the State Party concerned for possible observations. The Advisory...

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COVID-19: National minorities in crisis?

29/05/2020

In a statement adopted unanimously on 28 May 2020, during its 68th Plenary meeting, the Advisory Committee expressed its deep concern that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the vulnerability of certain national minorities and has deepened the already existing inequalities in many Council of...

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Cyprus: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

28/05/2020

The Fifth Opinion on Cyprus of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today together with the government comments.

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Slovenia: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

03/03/2020

Slovenia submitted its Fifth State Report on 28 February 2020 pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.

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