Croatia makes a voluntary contribution

17 OCTOBER 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Croatia has made a voluntary contribution of €4,507 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 17 October 2017 by Ambassador Miroslav Papa, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe, and Mrs...

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Head of Tirana Office meets Assembly Speaker and Deputy Prime Minister

17 October 2017 Tirana

On 16 October, Claus Neukirch met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Gramoz Ruci and Deputy Prime Minister, Senda Mesi for an exchange on the on-going and potential future co-operation assistance from the Council of Europe to Albania. In his meeting with the Speaker of the Assembly, the...

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Luxembourg makes a voluntary contribution

16 OCTOBER 2017 STRASBOURG

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has made a voluntary contribution of €161,291 to support the protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs from Corrupt Practices at the Municipal Level in the Russian Federation - PRECOP (Phase 2). Luxembourg has also made a contribution of €100,000 towards the Council...

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Slovak Republic makes a voluntary contribution

16 OCTOBER 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of the Slovak Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €20,000 to support the work carried out by the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The agreement was signed on 16 October 2017 by Ambassador Marek Eštok, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the...

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Cyprus makes a voluntary contribution

4 october 2017 strasbourg

The government of the Republic of Cyprus has made a voluntary contribution of €20,000 to support the reduction of the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 3 October 2017 by Ambassador Spyros Attas, Permanent Representative of the Republic of...

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Council of Europe co-operation activities in Albania

2 October 2017 Tirana

The Head of the Tirana Office, Claus Neukirch, met the Albanian President, Ilir Meta, for an exchange on Council of Europe co-operation assistance to Albania. He congratulated President Meta on his assignment and informed him about on-going and planned Council of Europe activities, including...

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Promoting gender equality: European and Russian experience

29 september 2017 Moscow

A thematic event on "Promoting equality between men and women: European and Russian experience" took place in the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation on 26 September 2017. It was co-organised by the Council of Europe Programme Office in Moscow on the occasion of the Czech...

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Director of the Office of the Council of Europe’s Directorate General met with the Administration of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia

29 september 2017 moscow

The Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe, Verena Taylor and Petr Sich, Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Moscow met with Ivan Soloviev, the Deputy Head of the Administration of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian...

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USA makes a voluntary contribution

22 september 2017 Strasbourg

The United States Department of State has provided a new voluntary contribution of $500,000 (approximately €417,230) to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The US Department of State has contributed to the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 and this additional contribution brings...

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Head of Tirana Office addresses the LGBTIQ index award ceremony

20 September 2017 Tirana

Showing the support of the Council of Europe for the promotion of effective protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment and occupation, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Tirana, Claus Neukirch, participated at the award ceremony of...

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France makes a voluntary contribution

8 SEPTEMBER 2017 STRASBOURG

The Government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €80,000 to the Council of Europe to promote increased capacity of prison administrations in the area of prison management through targeted technical co-operation (fight against radicalisation in prisons) as well as a contribution of...

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Japan makes voluntary contribution

8 SEPTEMBER 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €45,000 towards strengthening the human rights protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine and to support a conference on foreign funding of non-governmental organisations, organised by the Venice Commission. Ambassador...

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Liechtenstein makes voluntary contribution

5 SEPTEMBER 2017 STRASBOURG

The Government of Liechtenstein has made a voluntary contribution of CHF 90,000 (approximately €78,750) to support the Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019, the Action Plan on the fight against violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism 2015-2017, the Internet Platform to promote the...

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Belgrade Office visits the Royal Palaces

17 July 2017 Belgrade

Whilst staff in the Council of Europe Headquarters marked the French National Day on 14th July, by arrangement between their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katherine and the Head of Office in Belgrade Tim Cartwright, colleagues from the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade...

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Finland makes a voluntary contribution

5 JULY 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Finland has made a voluntary contribution of €240,000 to support the School of Civic Education (Moscow), the prevention of violence against women, Roma activities and an infographics project to promote the European Court of Human Rights. The agreement was signed on 4 July 2017...

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Ireland makes a voluntary contribution

5 JULY 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Ireland has made a voluntary contribution of €5,000 toward an infographics project to promote the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by highlighting positive changes which have been brought about across Europe by the ECHR judgments and their implementation. The Agreement was...

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Lithuania makes a voluntary contribution

30 June 2017 Strasbourg

The government of Lithuania has made a voluntary contribution of €35,000 toward the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plans for Ukraine and Georgia. Lithuania has given an additional, non-earmarked contribution of €15,000 to the Ukraine Action Plan, bringing their total support to...

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Monaco makes voluntary contribution

22 JUNE 2017 STRASBOURG

The government of Monaco has made a voluntary contribution of €25,000 to the Council of Europe to support the implementation of the Bern Convention and the work carried out by the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The agreements were signed on 22 June 2017 by Ambassador Rémi Mortier,...

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Interview with Mirja Peterson from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

22 June 2017 Strasbourg

Ms Mirja Peterson, Head of the Division for Environment, Market Development and Eastern Europe talks about the co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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State of implementation of the Armenian Action Plan

23 May 2017 Yerevan

On 23 May 2017, the Steering Committee Meeting of the Armenia-Council of Europe 2015-2018 Action Plan took place in Yerevan. The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Garen Nazarian and Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe, Verena...

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