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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Co-operation key to tackling challenges new and old Secretary General tells OSCE Permanent Council

Secretary General 10 June 2021 Vienna

Effective multi-lateral action to solve cross-border problems is the key to tackling both long-standing and new challenges, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić told the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna. The OSCE mandate for...

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Tackling AI’s impact on freedom of expression and new challenges to media freedom: European ministers to discuss priority actions

Council of Europe 3 June 2021 Strasbourg

European ministers responsible for media and information society will meet online on 10 and 11 June to discuss the ways to address the challenges to freedom of expression brought by massive digitalisation in the media and information environment – including the use of artificial intelligence (AI)...

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