Estonia is taking over the Council of Europe Chairmanship at a very difficult time, says Pedro Agramunt

"Estonia is taking over the Council of Europe Chairmanship at a very difficult time, with hostilities being renewed between some member States, and the threat of terrorism creating a sense of insecurity", said Pedro Agramunt. More

Estonia’s priorities for its Chairmanship: human rights, rule of law on the Internet, gender equality, children’s rights

Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand The Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand gave a detailed overview of the country’s priorities for its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers: human rights and rule of law on the Internet, gender equality and children’s ri More

Integration helps advance the values we share, says Speaker of Estonian Parliament

Eiki Nestor “Integration is important in terms of our national security, it makes sense politically and economically, but it also helps advance the values we share and provides an important societal and cultural connection,” said the Speaker of the Rii More

Promoting cultural co-operation between cities to re-energise democracy

The Standing Committee, meeting in Tallinn, called on member states to foster city-to-city co-operation in the field of culture, so as to re-energise democracy, increase the stability of regions and restore confidence in Europe.  More

PACE condemns human rights violations during peaceful protests

The Standing Committee, meeting in Tallinn, expressed its concern at the frequent use of excessive force against peaceful demonstrators and at the recent restrictions on the right to freedom of assembly in several member States. More

Exchange of views between the parliamentarians, the President of the GRECO and the Chair of MONEYVAL

“Corruption must no longer be considered as a crime without victims, for it undermines the rule of law and access to public resources” said today in Tallinn, Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). More

President warmly welcomes release of PACE member Nadiia Savchenko

Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) "The release of my fellow PACE member Nadiia Savchenko is excellent news," said Pedro Agramunt. "I commend both Russia and Ukraine for making this possible, and I look forward to welcoming her in Strasbourg soon", he added. More

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