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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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European Parliament election dates revealed

The Council of the European Union adopted a decision setting 23 to 26 May 2019 as the dates for the next European Parliament elections.  The dates were agreed unanimously by the Council after consulting the European …

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Council of Europe chief to visit Ankara

The Council of Europe's chief Thorbjorn Jagland will arrive in the Turkish capital Ankara on February 15 on a two-day working visit, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. "Secretary General [Thorbjorn] …

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Matviyenko: Council of Europe needs to change

Depriving Russia of the right to vote in the Council of Europe shows that the organization needs to change, Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko says. "I'm absolutely convinced that Russia's …

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European Council building in poison alert

The European Council building that will host EU leaders for a summit next week was evacuated after noxious fumes from the building’s kitchen led to 15 people needing treatment, including five being hospitalized. A ventilation …

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