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Russia ready to pay fee to Council of Europe

Russia is ready to return a debt of 60 million euro to the Council of Europe, which has been accumulated over two years of non-payment, a diplomatic source familiar with the situation said. Earlier, chairman of the Russian Federation …

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Russia ready to help Council of Europe

Russia is ready to help the Council of Europe overcome its crisis, but those who stripped the Russian delegation to PACE of its powers should take the first step, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at his annual meeting …

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EU imposes new sanctions on Iran

The European Union sanctioned two individuals and one entity in relation to Iran's "hostile activities" in some European countries.  The Council of the European Union also called on Iran to halt activities aimed at …

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Russia refuses to resume cooperation with PACE

Russian lawmakers voted against sending a delegation to the Council of Europe (CoE) and to not resume funding of the body. "As a result of the lengthy anti-Russian campaign, the activities of Russia in the Council of Europe were …

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Will Russia leave Council of Europe in June?

Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia would decide on its membership in the Council of Europe in June next year, unless "PACE charter was not fundamentally changed" and "a …

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 Council of Europe chief warns Moscow of Ruxit

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland warned that Russia may leave the Council of Europe soon. Speaking at a joint news conference with Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, Jagland …

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 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

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Will Russia be expelled from Council of Europe?

Russia can be expelled from Council of Europe if the country does not make monetary contributions, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland told the PACE autumn session. He said that in accordance …

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Russia considering withdrawal from Council of Europe

Russia is considering the possibility of withdrawing from the Council of Europe, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with President of the Parliamentary Assembly …

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