Secretary General deplores Russian plans for a referendum to annex Ukrainian territories

Secretary General 15 September 2022 Strasbourg

Statement by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić

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Secretary General meets First Lady of Ukraine

Secretary General 14 September 2022 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić met in Strasbourg with the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska. They discussed the situation in Ukraine and the support the Council of Europe is providing.

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Hostilities around Armenian-Azerbaijan border: statement by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

Secretary General 13 September 2022 Strasbourg

“Reports of escalating armed hostilities around the Armenian-Azerbaijani border are very alarming. Disagreements between Council of Europe member States must be resolved peacefully through negotiations. Recent direct contacts between the highest authorities of both countries were promising and...

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Council of Europe statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Secretary General 8 September 2022 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Europe’s longest reigning monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the Council of Europe, I send my heartfelt condolences to the Royal...

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European Heritage Days 2022 shine a spotlight on “Sustainable Heritage”

European Heritage Days 7 September 2022 Strasbourg

Sustainable Heritage is the theme for the 2022 European Heritage Days: a focus on the active role of communities building a more sustainable and resilient future for European heritage, in the context of environmental changes and related risks. The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the...

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Council of Europe leaders pay tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev

Council of Europe 31 August 2022 Strasbourg

PACE President Tiny Kox and Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić have paid tribute to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. In a joint statement, they said: “Europe has lost a great statesman and peacemaker. By bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end, Mikhail Gorbachev...

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Council of Europe will continue to support Crimea and all of Ukraine, says Secretary General

Secretary General 23 August 2022 Strasbourg

The situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol has further deteriorated, but the Council of Europe will continue doing all it can to support the people of Crimea and of Ukraine in general, despite Russia’s brutal, illegal and ongoing aggression against the country,...

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Secretary General took part in Second Summit of Crimea Platform

Secretary General 22 August 2022 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić participated in the Second Summit of the Crimea Platform on 23 August, hosted by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Secretary General spoke about the support provided by the organisation to Ukraine and specifically addressed human rights...

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European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

Secretary General 2 August 2022 Strasbourg

Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić

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Secretary General attends Srebrenica Commemoration: Remembrance and reconciliation are hard, but essential

Secretary General 11 July 2022

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has attended the Commemoration ceremony for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. In her speech, she stressed the importance of remembrance and reconciliation. “We have gathered here today to pay tribute to the immense suffering of the victims, their...

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