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Committee of Ministers: chairmanship handover from Cyprus to Czech Republic

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 19 May 2017 Nicosia

At the end of their meeting in Nicosia (Cyprus) the six month chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Cyprus to the Czech Republic. Foreign Affairs Minister Ioannis Kasoulides took stock of Cyprus’s chairmanship and made the handover to Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, who...

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Statement of the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers on the Occasion of the Day of Europe

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 5 May 2017 Strasbourg

In 1964, the Committee of Ministers took the decision to celebrate the Day of Europe, that is the establishment of the Council of Europe, on May 5th. The Council of Europe was created in the aftermath of the Second World War, in the context of a new European structure, contemplated to bring...

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Ioannis Kasoulides: the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly must continue to concert their efforts

Parliamentary Assembly Session 24 April 2017 Strasbourg

“It is important that the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly, as well as the Secretary General, continue to concert their efforts to face up to the numerous challenges confronting Europe today,” said Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and Chair of the...

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Terrorist attack in Stockholm

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 10 April 2017 Strasbourg

Statement from Ioannis Kasoulides, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Attack in Saint Petersburg’s underground

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 4 April 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Ioannis Kasoulides, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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The Chair of the Committee of Ministers addresses the members of the Congress

Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 29 March 2017 Strasbourg

“Both your programmes and ours are aimed at promoting the Council of Europe’s values, bolstering inter-institutional co-operation and enhancning relations with our neighbouring countries” said Ioannis Kasoulides, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Cypriot Minister...

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Terrorist attack in London

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 23 March 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Ioannis Kasoulides, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Rights of people with disabilities in Europe: a new strategy based on ability rather than disability

Council of Europe 22 March 2017 Strasbourg

There are 80 million persons in Europe who live with a disability and many of them continue to be victims of discrimination or abuse. In response, the Council of Europe will be launching its new Disability Strategy 2017-2023 at a conference in Nicosia (Cyprus) on 27 and 28 March. “Our focus must...

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Cyprus Chairmanship Conference in Nicosia: 'Securing Democracy through Education'

Council of Europe 21 March 2017 Strasbourg

Education to fight violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism. Education to build Inclusive Societies, valuing diversity and dialogue. Education to create a provision for refugees, from short term solutions to long term integration. These major challenges that Education systems are...

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21 March 2017: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 20 March 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by Ioannis Kasoulides, Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Round –Table Discussion: «Human Rights and Security: An Inherent Tension?»

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 6 March 2017 Strasbourg

On March 6th 2017, the Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the Council of Europe in cooperation with James’ Foundation, organised a Roundtable discussion under the thematic «Human Rights and Security: An Inherent Tension?». The event took place at the premises of the Council of Europe and was...

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Strengthened social rights needed to face frustration in Europe: Cyprus conference

Deputy Secretary General 24 February 2017 Nicosia

Why are millions of Europeans willing to support nationalist, xenophobic and anti-democratic forces, sending shockwaves through our political systems,” asked Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, in her opening speech to a conference on social rights in Europe....

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Nicos Anastasiades expresses his determination to resolve the Cyprus problem

Parliamentary Assembly Session 24 January 2017 Strasbourg

A resolution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of the values of the Council of Europe, respecting liberties and human rights, is a sine qua non condition for stengthening democratic security in Europe and the south-eastern Mediterranean region, said Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus,...

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Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and for the Prevention of Crimes against Humanity

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 24 January 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Ioannis Kasoulides: Cypriot chairmanship to focus on strengthening democratic security in Europe

Parliamentary Assembly Session 23 January 2017 Strasbourg

“The main theme we have chosen for our chairmanship is the strengthening of democratic security in Europe,” said Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and Chair of the Committee of Ministers, addressing the Assembly today. Given the series of recent terrorist attacks, he...

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New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Istanbul

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 2 January 2017 Strasbourg

Statement by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Council of Europe colloquy on protecting cultural heritage from destruction and trafficking

Council of Europe 2 January 2017 Strasbourg

High-level representatives from international organisations and national governments, as well as academic experts, are in Strasbourg today for a colloquy aimed at strengthening cooperation to protect cultural heritage from wanton destruction and preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural...

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Recent terrorist attacks in Europe

Committee of Ministers 20 December 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus

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Statement from the Committee of Ministers' Chair on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2016)

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers 2 December 2016 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, stressed the importance of raising awareness and mobilising support for promoting the inclusion of...

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Committee of Ministers: Estonia hands over chairmanship to Cyprus

Committee of Ministers 22 November 2016 Strasbourg

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Estonia to Cyprus, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the outgoing Chair,...

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