Advancing the Abolition of the Death Penalty Among Belarusian Society and Diaspora: Workshop in Vilnius

Council of Europe 31 May 2024 Vilnius

A training workshop on the advancement of the issue of abolition of the death penalty in Belarus among Belarusian society, including diaspora, took place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 30-31 May. The event was opened by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Jonas Survila on behalf of the...

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Launching Gender Equality Strategy 2024-2029; ten years since Istanbul Convention entered into force

Council of Europe 30 May 2024 Strasbourg

A conference entitled “United around gender equality: making space for women and girls” will launch the Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Strategy 2024-2029 and mark ten years since the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also...

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Secretary General marks 10 years of the Istanbul Convention launching the Gender Equality Strategy 2024-2029

Secretary General 30 May 2024 Strasbourg

“Throughout my mandate, I have returned over and over to the importance of the Istanbul Convention. Marking its 10 years in force here today, I am very happy to speak about it once again. The Istanbul Convention is a landmark treaty in the battle to end violence against women and domestic...

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Ukraine’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars and remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

Committee of Ministers 28 May 2024 Strasbourg

Joint Statement by Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Committee of Ministers Gabrielius Landsbergis, Parliamentary Assembly President Theodoros Rousopoulos, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, and Commissioner for Human Rights Michael O’Flaherty

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Landsbergis: “The fate of Europe is currently being decided in Ukraine. It is our fundamental obligation to support Ukraine in this fight until its victory, whatever victory takes”

24 May 2024

Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, as President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, presented the priorities and programme of Lithuania’s Presidency to members of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

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Lithuania takes over Presidency of Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 17 May 2024 Strasbourg

Lithuania has taken over the rotating Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Liechtenstein at a meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the organisation’s 46 member states. Addressing the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing Chairperson, Dominique Hasler, Minister for...

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Secretary General meets Prime Minister of Lithuania

Secretary General 17 May 2024 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has met the Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė. The meeting focused on the priorities of the upcoming Lithuanian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. The relevance of the follow up of the Reykjavik agenda was highlighted, with a particular...

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Foreign ministers of 46 member states meet a year after Reykjavik Summit

Committee of Ministers 7 May 2024 Strasbourg

The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 46 member states will hold their annual session on 17 May 2024, in the context of the organisation’s 75th anniversary. The agenda will include the measures which the Council of Europe is continuing to take in response to the Russian...

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Secretary General on official visit to Lithuania

secretary general 19 April 2024 Vilnius

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has met with President of the Republic Gitanas Nauseda, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, Foreign Affairs Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, Justice Minister Ewelina Dobrowolska, and other key personalities during an official visit to Lithuania to discuss...

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