Pedro Agramunt & Antonio Guterres

‘UN - Council of Europe: there is a wealth of synergy to be developed’

Speaking at the end of his visit to New York, Pedro Agramunt assured the UN SG-elect, Antonio Guterres, of the Council of Europe’s and the Assembly’s support in the implementation of the ambitious UN global agenda. More

Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe, wins 2017 Museum Prize

Museum Prize Memorial ACTe / MACTe The 2017 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to Mémorial ACTe (MACTe), Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe (France). More

PACE honours human rights defenders “upholding the light of hope”

“This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights. I would therefore like to, once again, pay a particular tribute to Nadia Murad, who became a human rights activist,” President Pedro Agramunt stressed.  More

Rapporteur Tineke Strik warns against resuming Dublin transfers to Greece

PACE rapporteur Tineke Strik today responded to the European Commission’s recommendation that in three months from now, European countries should resume transferring asylum seekers to Greece under the Dublin regulation. More

PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

A PACE delegation led by Stefan Schennach will be in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” from 9 to 12 December to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections More

Egypt ready to strengthen cooperation with the Council of Europe

Jordi Xucla (Spain, ALDE) After a three-day visit to Cairo, Jordi Xuclà, rapporteur on the political transition in Egypt declared that he had observed the will of the Egyptian Parliament and government to strengthen cooperation with the Council of Europe. More

Concern about the situation of the media and journalists in many European countries

Volodymyr Ariev, Ukraine PPE/CD The committee today highlighted the large number of cases of threats and attacks against journalists and media outlets reported to the Council of Europe through the Platform it set up in 2015 to promote the protection of journalism. More

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