Transfer of Chairmanship

Committee of Ministers 19 May 2015 Brussels

The 125th session of the Committee of Ministers brought together, on 19 May 2015 in Brussels, Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the 47 member states of the organisation. At the close of the session, Bosnia and Herzegovina has taken over from Belgium the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers...

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The « Brussels Document » on the future of the protection of social rights in Europe

19 May 2015 Brussels

Belgium was holding the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, which ends today 19 May 2015. Focus on one of the deliverables of the Chairmanship: the “Brussels Document” on the future of the protection of social rights. On 12 and 13 February 2015, the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of...

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European ministers adopt new legal standards for tackling foreign terrorist fighters

Committee of Ministers 19 May 2015 Brussels

Foreign ministers from across Europe have adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called "foreign terrorist fighters". The measures take the form of an additional protocol to the Council of Europe's convention on the prevention of terrorism, which has so...

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6th Conference of Ministers Responsible for Cultural Heritage

Council of Europe 24 April 2015 Namur (Belgium)

Cultural Heritage in the 21st century for living better together: a common strategy for Europe

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Didier Reynders: The cradle of our civilisation must not become the grave of those aspiring to be part of it

Parliamentary Assembly Session 22 April 2015 Strasbourg

“It is totally contrary to our vision and our values that the cradle of our civilisation should become the grave of those aspiring to be part of it”, said Didier Reynders, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, today in his statement to the Parliamentary Assembly,...

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The European Youth Work Convention 2015

27-30 April 2015 Brussels

The European Youth Work Convention 2015 is one of the flagship initiatives of the Belgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. It took place in Brussels from 27 to 30 April 2015, five years after the 1st Convention organized in Ghent on 7-10 July 2010 in the framework of the Belgian EU...

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Address by Committee of Ministers Chairman

Parliamentary Assembly winter session 26 january 2015 Strasbourg

Didier Reynders: “Proper tools to defend our societies against radicalism and terrorism”

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Committee of Ministers: Action plan for Ukraine

Committee of Ministers 22 January 2015 Strasbourg

Committee of Ministers President, Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Reynders, welcomes Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017

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Terrorist attack against 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine

Committee of Ministers 7 January 2015 Strasbourg

Statement by Didier Reynders, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe "I am deeply shocked by the horrendous attack committed this morning in Paris against “Charlie Hebdo” magazine. On behalf of the Committee of...

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Democratisation process in Ukraine

Belgian Chairmanship 9 December 2014 Kiev

Didier Reynders reaffirms the support of the Council of Europe to the Ukrainian government reforms

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