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  • Regional and minority languages in Spain

    Regional and minority languages in Spain

    COUNCIL OF EUROPESTRASBOURG21 JANUARY 2016

    The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today issued six recommendations to the…

  • GRECO report on Romania

    GRECO report on Romania

    GROUP OF STATES AGAINST CORRUPTION (GRECO)STRASBOURG22 JANUARY 2016

    Council of Europe report acknowledges Romania´s efforts in prosecuting corruption, calls for more effective prevention measures

    TREATY OFFICE

    20 JANUARY 2016

    Singapore ratified the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters as amended by the 2010 Protocol (ETS No. 127).

    11 JANUARY 2016

    Bulgaria ratified Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 213).

    Events

    Regional seminar on Dangerous Offenders

    YEREVAN, 

    The European Committee on Crime Problems will hold a regional seminar aimed at raising awareness among legal professionals and law enforcement to the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation concerning dangerous offenders and how to deal with them in line with the international and Council of Europe’s standards. Representatives from 16 European countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine) will be taking part in the event. The seminar is open to the media.

    More informationDraft agenda – Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

    Three CoE/EU Joint Projects launched in sport

    STRASBOURG, 

    The Council of Europe and the European Union will launch three new joint projects in the field of sport in 2016: two under the Erasmus+ programme and one on “New integrated mechanisms for co-operation between public and private actors to identify sports betting risks”. The launching event will take place at the Palais de l’Europe from 12.30 pm to 2pm.

    Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

    Also…

    17-23 JANUARY, UNITED KINGDOM
    The visit of the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks will  focus on the repeal of the Human Rights Act and creation of a Bill of Rights. Issues concerning the human rights of migrants, in particular refugees, counter-terrorism and surveillance measures will also be addressed.

     

    18 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
    Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Ekaterina Zaharieva, Minister of Justice of Bulgaria.
    Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

     

    19 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
    The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing nine judgments.
    ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

     

    19 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
    Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Elsbeth Sande Tronstad, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

     

    19-20 JANUARY, UKRAINE
    Michele Nicoletti, rapporteur of the PACE Political Affairs Committee will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv, in the context of the preparation of his report on “Corruption as a governance regime: a barrier to institutional efficiency and progress”.

     

    20 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
    Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Volkan Bozkir, Minister of European Union Affairs of Turkey.
    Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

     

    21 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
    The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 13 judgments and/or decisions.
    ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

     

    21-22 JANUARY, TIRANA
    A delegation of the Venice Commission will visit Tirana to discuss the revised draft of the constitutional amendments on the judiciary. These revised drafts was prepared within the Parliament on the basis of recommendations made in the interim opinion of the Venice Commission adopted in December 2015. The final opinion on the revised draft will be prepared in February and submitted to the March 2016 Plenary Session of the Venice Commission.
    Press briefing with the Venice Commission experts will take place on the 22nd of January, Friday, at 19:00, at the Council of Europe’s Office in Tirana (Skanderbeg Square, Palace of Culture, Second floor).
    Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

     

    24 JANUARY, STRASBOURG
    Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will participate in the closing ceremony of the 5th Congress of Fédération européenne de psychanalyse et Ecole psychanalytique de Strasbourg (FEDEPSY).
    Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

    Source: Council of Europe

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