Council of Europe


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Council of Europe

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association of European states, established in 1949 to promote unity between its members, defend human rights, and increase social and economic progress

Council of Europe

An organization established in 1949 to achieve greater European unity, matters of national defense being excluded. Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden were original members. Greece, Iceland and Turkey joined later in 1949, then West Germany (1951), Austria (1956), Cyprus (1961), Switzerland (1963), and Malta (1965). (Greece withdrew in 1969.)
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The three candidates to work on the Council of Europe committee are the State Probation Service's deputy head Imants Jurevics, Solvita Olsena, a lawyer and professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Latvia, and Elina Steinerte who works at the University of Bristol, UK.
In her speech, the Commissioner will support the Mothers' request to the Council of Europe to establish an official remembrance day.
The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe's 47 member States will hold their annual meeting on 16 and 17 May 2019 in Helsinki (Finland).
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Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland's report on democratic stability and security and the situation in the Council of Europe member states was presented at the Session.
The head of state signed the guestbook of the Council of Europe.
He also demanded that the Council of Europe International Advisory Panel investigate the dramatic events in Odessa.
ISLAMABAD -- The government's efforts to secure early repatriation of Dr Aafia Siddiqui from the US suffered a setback after the Council of Europe rejected its request for accession to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, according to a private TV channel.
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Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland will visit Armenia on October 21-22, Armenian Serzh

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