08 Apr 2021 10:56:00Strasbourg, France 8 April 2021
On the occasion of the International Roma Day, the Council of Europe delegation, with Snežana...
07 Apr 2021 10:00:00Secretary General Strasbourg 7 April 2021
Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General
21 Mar 2021 14:42:00Strasbourg 21/03/2021
The German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas, Chair of the Council of Europe's...
20 Mar 2021 13:04:00Strasbourg 20/03/2021
The Istanbul Convention covers 34 European countries and is widely regarded as the gold standard...
19 Mar 2021 18:09:00Strasbourg, France 19 March 2021
Speaking to members of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Secretary General...
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