‘Alarm’ at Poland’s plan to leave treaty protecting women

By |julij 27th, 2020|Council of Europe, Law and Justice, News, Poland, violence against women|

The EU and the Council of Europe on Sunday (26 July) voiced regret and alarm over the Polish right-wing government's move to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women.

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Building a prosperous, democratic and outward-looking Georgia

By |maj 26th, 2020|Abkhazia, coronavirus, Council of Europe, EU enlargement, EU values, Georgia, Nato, News, Russia, South Ossetia|

Safety requires cancelling public festivities but Georgians are marking their National Day by celebrating individually in their hearts and standing together in solidarity, writes David Zalkaliani.

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Hungary summons Nordic diplomats over rule-by-decree row

By |maj 12th, 2020|coronavirus, Council of Europe, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Nordic countries, Peter Szijjarto, press freedom, Viktor Orbán|

Hungary summoned the ambassadors of four Nordic countries on Monday (11 May) over their countries' criticism of a controversial law that empowers Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to act by decree against the novel coronavirus.

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Growing number of Turkish citizens apply for asylum in Germany

By |maj 8th, 2020|Asylum, Council of Europe, Germany, Iraq, Migration, News, Pro Asyl, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Refugees, Syria, Turkey|

Since the attempted coup in Turkey in summer 2016, the number of asylum applications submitted by Turkish citizens in Germany has increased significantly. In 2019, Turkish asylum seekers were the third-most-registered group, after Syrians and Iraqis, a...

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Polish parliament backs postal ballot to pick president despite rights groups’ concerns

By |april 8th, 2020|coronavirus, Council of Europe, News, PiS, polish elections|

Poland's parliament has backed a plan to conduct the presidential election on 10 May by postal ballot because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns among democracy advocates that the vote will not be fair or fully transparent.

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Coronavirus derogations from human rights send wrong signal, say MEPs

By |marec 24th, 2020|Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights, freedom of information, media freedom, News|

Five European countries have announced plans to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights, (ECHR), invoking the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Critics, however, fear that this sends the wrong political signal.

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Greece to restrict migrant camp movements in virus measure

By |marec 18th, 2020|coronavirus, Council of Europe, Greece, hotspots, human dignity, Lesbos, migrant crisis, News|

Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organisations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration ministry...

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European rights watchdog: Greece is too lax against bribery

By |december 18th, 2019|anti-corruption, bribery, Council of Europe, GRECO, Greece, News|

More work is needed by Greece to restore the ability of its criminal justice system to counter corruption, Europe's main rights watchdog said on Tuesday (17 December).

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Bosnia should close ‘unacceptable’ migrant camp: Council of Europe

By |december 4th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, News, refugee camps, refugee crisis|

Bosnia should urgently close a temporary migrant camp or people will "start to die" during the winter period, a European human rights official warned Tuesday (3 December).

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Georgian Presidency will contribute to making the Council of Europe stronger

By |november 28th, 2019|Council of Europe, Georgia, News|

Georgia takes over on Thursday (28 November) the Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. On this occasion the country's Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani submitted an exclusive op-ed.

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