European Day of Languages 2021: “All voices matter” says Secretary General

Council of Europe 24 September 2021 Strasbourg

26 September 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages. Since 2001, the Day has been celebrating the rich tapestry of languages coexisting in Europe and beyond. According to Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić “The European Day of Languages reminds...

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Secretary General attends UN General Assembly in New York

Secretary General 21 September 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić is taking part in the high-level General Debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Her participation includes a series of bilateral meetings with foreign ministers from a number of countries. Prior to this the...

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Crimea: Secretary General underlines Council of Europe’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity

Secretary General 23 August 2021 KYIV

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has repeated the organisation’s condemnation of the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Speaking at the Crimea Platform summit in Kiev, she said “We remain steadfast in our support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and...

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Young people must have their say in protecting the environment, says Secretary General

Secretary General 11 August 2021 Strasbourg

On the occasion of International Youth Day, marked on 12 August, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić calls for more meaningful participation of young people in decision-making processes to tackle the climate crisis and to revitalise democracy. “The consequences...

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Building bridges between past and present, to enable a better future

Council of Europe 2 AUGUST 2021 Strasbourg

In a statement to mark European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August 2021, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Buric has highlighted the importance of remembering Roma Holocaust victims. She stressed that learning from the past would allow for a better future for Europe’s...

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Secretary General: Western Balkans countries play “central and valued role” in Council of Europe

Secretary General 1 July 2021 Strasbourg

Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, addressing today the Prespa Forum Dialogue International Conference “Western Balkans: the Missing Puzzle for Completing Europe” in Ohrid, North Macedonia, explained the role of the Council of Europe in helping the region along...

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Secretary General participates in opening ceremony of Generation Equality Forum in Paris

Secretary General 30 June 2021 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has underlined the relevance of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as Istanbul Convention, at the opening ceremony of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris. “Last year, we saw a surge in...

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Secretary General at « Les Conversations de l'Odyssée »

Secretary General 29 June 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has taken part in « Les Conversations de l'Odyssée » with Faruk Gunaltay, the director of the Odyssée cinema in Strasbourg. The Secretary General highlighted the relevance of culture in contemporary Europe and the challenges of the...

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New partnership agreement between Council of Europe and City of Strasbourg

Council of Europe 29 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the Mayor of Strasbourg, Jeanne Barseghian have signed a new partnership agreement to reinforce the longstanding co-operation between the two sides, updating the 2010 agreement. “Ever since 1949, the City of Strasbourg...

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Challenge of ensuring national minority rights taking new forms, tools to address it adapting

Council of Europe 29 June 2021 Strasbourg

Achievements and future challenges in protecting national minority rights has been the focus of a high-level conference in Strasbourg organised by the Council of Europe under the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. Persons belonging to national minorities face particular...

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