Secretary General on working visit to Moscow

Secretary General 16 October 2020 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in Moscow on 19 and 20 October for meetings on key issues facing the Organisation. The Secretary General met with Sergey Lavrov, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Valentina Matviyenko, Chairperson of the Federation Council and Konstantin...

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Statement of Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić on the developments around Varosha, Cyprus

Secretary General 13 October 2020 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has expressed her deep concern over reports of the opening on 8th October of the beach and coastline of Varosha. The Secretary General underlined that the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on this matter must be...

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Secretary General appoints Special Representative on Antisemitic and Anti-Muslim Hatred and Hate Crimes

Secretary General 7 October 2020 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has appointed the Council of Europe’s Director of Communications Daniel Höltgen, to the new position of Special Representative on Antisemitic and Anti-Muslim Hatred and Hate Crimes. Commenting on the appointment, the Secretary General said: “On Friday it...

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Secretary General warns of humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh

Secretary General 1 October 2020 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, made the following statement today: “As the armed conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh escalates with a growing number of civilian casualties, I mourn the deaths of the many people, including civilians, who are falling victim to...

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Secretary General calls for immediate end to hostilities

27 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović-Burić, has made the following statement concerning the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh: “I am gravely concerned about reports of military escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. I call on our Member States Armenia...

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Secretary General: member states must work together to learn COVID-19 health crisis lessons

Secretary General 17 September 2020 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has called for increased multilateral cooperation among the organisation’s member states to draw lessons from the pandemic crisis and enhance preparedness for addressing health concerns on the basis of common principles and best...

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Secretary General: Anti-money laundering controls should not be relaxed

MONEYVAL 16 September 2020 Strasbourg

Addressing MONEYVAL on the occasion of its 60th plenary meeting, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has stressed the importance of not relaxing anti-money laundering controls, which is taking place in some countries, and of strengthening effective compliance with...

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Meeting with Clément Beaune, French State Secretary for European Affairs

Secretary General 15 September 2020 Strasbourg

On Monday 14 September, the Secretary General met Clément Beaune, French State Secretary for European Affairs. During this first meeting, they discussed the Council of Europe’s role in helping its member states to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic effectively and to learn a number of lessons from the...

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Secretary General: COVID-related measures must be efficient but proportionate and limited in time

SECRETARY GENERAL 11 September 2020 Strasbourg

Participating in a digital meeting on human rights, democracy and the rule of law perspectives on COVID-19 with Nordic Ministers for Foreign Affairs and for International Development Co-operation, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić spoke about the Council of Europe’s response to protect...

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Secretary General gravely concerned by human rights violations in Belarus

Secretary General 8 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement concerning Belarus: “The Council of Europe is gravely concerned about the latest threats to human rights in Belarus. The reported harassment and persecution of members of the...

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