Rapporteur on a Fourth Council of Europe Summit meets EU Foreign Affairs chief

Prior to an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, met with Michele Nicoletti (Italy, SOC), who  is currently preparing a report on a fourth Council of Europe Summit for the Political Affairs Committee.

"A fourth Summit should primarily aim at re-launching the Council of Europe's core mission as a pan-European organisation, offering a common legal space to 820 million Europeans and thus capable of promoting democratic security throughout the continent," said Mr Nicoletti, stressing that relations between the EU and the Council of Europe would of course be addressed in this context.

Mr Nicoletti is due to present his report “A call for a Council of Europe Summit to defend and promote democratic security in Europe” at the PACE plenary session in October 2017 in Strasbourg.