Slovenia: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

22/09/2022

The Fifth Opinion on Slovenia 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 (also available in Slovenian). A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is available in...

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North Macedonia: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

21/09/2022

The Fifth Opinion on North Macedonia 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. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is also available in Macedonian and...

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

20/09/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting the Republic of Moldova this week (19 – 23 September 2022) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: receipt of the 5th cycle State Report

31/08/2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted its Fifth State Report on 31 August 2022 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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Election of four experts to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

11/07/2022

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)6 on the election of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Armenia, the Republic of Moldova, Norway and Ukraine (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 July 2022 at the 1439th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Norway

07/07/2022

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Norway on 6 July 2022: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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

28/06/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Romania this week (27 June -1 July 2022) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to Romania. The...

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Slovak Republic: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

15/06/2022

The Fifth Opinion on the Slovak Republic 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. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is also available in Slovak.

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Germany: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

14/06/2022

The Fifth Opinion on Germany 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. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is also available in German.

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Estonia: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

09/06/2022

The Fifth Opinion on Estonia of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is also available in Estonian.

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Welcome to the nine new members joining the Advisory Committee

01/06/2022

On 20 April 2022, the Committee of Ministers appointed 9 new ordinary members of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for a four-year term commencing on 1 June 2022: Klaus Poier, Austria; Egly Pantelakis, Cyprus; Jørgen T. Møllekǣr, Denmark; Mārtiņš Paparinskis, Latvia; Tomáš...

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Croatia: Follow-up dialogue

30/05/2022

A follow-up meeting concerning the Fifth Opinion on Croatia of the Advisory Committee on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Croatia was organised on 23 May 2022 by the Croatian authorities. The meeting, held in the Croatian Parliament, was...

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Advisory Committee deplores Russia’s usage of minority rights as a pretext for invading Ukraine, concerned about the war deepening mistrust in interethnic relations

23/05/2022

Strasbourg, 23 May 2022 - The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, condemning in the strongest possible terms the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, “deplores that the Russian authorities used issues of minority rights as a...

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75th plenary meeting of the Advisory Committee

20/05/2022

On 16-20 May 2022, the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities held its 75th plenary meeting in a hybrid mode with part of its members present in Strasbourg and the others joining remotely via videoconference. The Advisory Committee adopted on 18...

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Norway: publication of the 5th Advisory Committee Opinion

19/05/2022

The Fifth Opinion on Norway 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. A summary of the Opinion’s main findings is also available in Norwegian.

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Switzerland: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

04/05/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and a delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages are carrying out a coordinated visit to Switzerland this week (2-6 May 2022)...

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Czech Republic: Follow-up dialogue

21/04/2022

Prague, 21 April 2022: A follow-up meeting concerning the Fifth Opinion on the Czech Republic of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is being organised today by the Czech authorities. The meeting gives representatives of the authorities and...

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on San Marino

08/04/2022

The Committee of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by San Marino on 6 April 2022: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)4 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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Election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

08/04/2022

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2022)3 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of the United Kingdom (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 April 2022 at the 1431st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declares elected to the list of...

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United Kingdom: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

06/04/2022

A delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting the United Kingdom this week (4-8 April 2022) to evaluate progress made in the protection of national minorities. This is the fifth visit of the Advisory Committee to the...

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