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Corruption : Germany’s deficient progress leads to “non-compliance procedure”

Anti-corruption group (GRECO) 12 August 2019 Strasbourg

In its latest report on corruption prevention with respect to members of parliament, judges and prosecutors in Germany, the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) concludes an “overall very low level of compliance” with recommendations dating from 2015. This “globally...

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European Heritage Days 2019: “Arts and Entertainment”

European Heritage Days 9 August 2019 Strasbourg

The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission since 1999, are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the inhabitants and visitors of Europe. The pan-European nature of this project contributes to bringing citizens...

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Russian Federation: failure to respect human rights while policing peaceful protests

Commissioner for Human Rights 5 August 2019 Strasbourg

Today, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published a letter addressed to the Minister of Interior of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, regarding the action taken by law enforcement agencies to disperse the largely peaceful protests in Moscow on 27 July 2019, and...

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Council of Europe honours Roma Holocaust victims

Secretary General 2 August 2019 Strasbourg

Seventy-five years ago, the remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – 2,897 men, women and children – were exterminated in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The liquidation of the camp on 2 August 1944 was a particularly dark chapter of the Roma Holocaust: an attempt by...

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Moscow elections: Secretary General urges all sides to cooperate amid violence fears

Secretary General 31 July 2019 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has held a phone conversation today with Ms Ella Pamfilova, Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. Secretary General Jagland had previously expressed his concern over the organisation of the elections to the...

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Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, on the pre-electoral situation in Moscow

Secretary General 28 July 2019 Strasbourg

“I have been following recent events in the run up to elections in Moscow with concern. Opposition candidates have reportedly been not able to stand for election. I intend to raise this with the Head of the Russian Central Electoral Commission, Ella Pamfilova. All legitimate candidates should be...

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Moldova: more efforts needed to combat corruption

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) 24 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe´s anti-corruption body GRECO today called on the authorities of the Republic of Moldova to step up their efforts to implement measures aimed at preventing corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors. In a follow up report evaluating the implementation...

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Congress President takes part in UN sustainability forum

Congress 18 July 2019 New-York, United States

A delegation of 17 local and regional elected officials, including Congress President Anders Knape, actively participated in several thematic debates at the High Level Political Forum, at the United Nations in New York, as part of the PLATFORMA network, which brings together local and regional...

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Very slow progress in Austria on measures to prevent corruption of MPs

GRECO 17 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) today expressed disappointment by the very slow progress shown by Austria in implementing its recommendations on measures to prevent corruption in respect of parliamentarians and called on the Austrian parliament to intensify its efforts to...

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Europe’s young people call for equal access to social rights

Council of Europe 12 July 2019 Strasbourg

Over 300 young people and youth workers from all Council of Europe member states and beyond gathered this week in Strasbourg for the ENTER! Youth Week. In a joint message they called upon member states to guarantee the protection of their rights. “All young people must have equal access to their...

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Azerbaijan needs more freedom of speech, more lawyers and more jobs for refugees

Commissioner for Human Rights 12 July 2019 Baku, Azerbaijan

“Freedom of expression in Azerbaijan continues to be under threat” said Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a four-day visit to Azerbaijan. Recalling the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments stressing a troubling pattern of arbitrary arrest and detention of...

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Bulgaria: urgent steps needed to improve foreigners’ healthcare

Anti-torture committee (CPT) 11 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) in its new report published today praised certain improvements in the conditions and treatment of foreigners detained under aliens legislation in the establishments visited in December 2018, but called for urgent measures to improve the poor...

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Tools for combatting malicious cyber interference with elections

Council of Europe 10 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Cybercrime Convention Committee, representing the Parties to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, today adopted a Guidance Note to facilitate criminal justice action against election interference using computers. Interference with elections through malicious cyber activities against...

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EU becomes observer to anti-corruption body GRECO

Committee of Ministers 10 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers representing the 47 member states of the Council of Europe today adopted a decision accepting a request by the European Union to become an observer with the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). Welcoming this decision, the Secretary General of the Council of...

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Romania: lack of progress on anti-corruption measures

GRECO 9 July 2019 Strasbourg

Romania has made very little progress to put in place measures to prevent corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors and to address the concerns raised by its controversial judicial reform, says the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) in two reports published today....

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Congress examines local and regional democracy in Russia

Congress 8 July 2019 Oslo, Norway

During its meeting in Oslo, Norway, on 3 July 2019, the Monitoring Committee approved a draft report on the situation of local and regional democracy in the Russian Federation, following two monitoring visits in October 2018 and March 2019. Co-rapporteurs Jakob Wienen (Netherlands, EPP/CCE) and...

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Enter! Youth Week: Our Rights, Our Lives

Council of Europe 8 July 2019 Strasbourg

On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the Council of Europe with the support of the City of Strasbourg, the French Ministry of National Education and Youth and the European Youth Forum is holding the "Enter! Youth Week: our rights, our lives” from 8 to 11 July 2019 in Strasbourg. Held under...

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Turkey should protect human rights defenders and end judicial arbitrariness

Commissioner for Human Rights 8 July 2019 Strasbourg

“Turkey must take urgent and necessary measures to re-establish trust in its judiciary and repair the damage inflicted on the rule of law during the state of emergency and its aftermath”, said Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a five-day visit to...

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Anti-torture committee report on Czech Republic

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) 4 July 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) today published the report on its October 2018 visit to the Czech Republic. The report assesses the treatment and safeguards afforded to persons deprived of their liberty by the...

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More action needed to prevent human trafficking in Andorra

Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) 3 July 2019 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) concludes that Andorra has made progress in its legislation and policies to prevent and combat human trafficking, but also requests that the authorities take further action...

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