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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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PACE to reopen monitoring process against Turkey

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided to reopen a political monitoring process against Turkey following the April 16 referendum on constitutional reform. The assembly gathered Tuesday in France's …

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PACE discusses degrading Turkey’s status to monitoring

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is discussing today whether to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen a monitoring process against the country. The co-rapporteurs of the monitoring committee, including PACE …

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Armenian prisons announced most dangerous in Europe

Armenia has the highest rate of mortality in prisons among all European countries, say the results of the Council of Europe annual statistical study of the European countries’ penitentiary systems. The report, issued on March 14, …

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Turkey to file complaint against Dutch government

Ankara will apply to three high-level international organizations to complain about the Netherlands’ alleged breach of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations on March 11 by detaining Turkey’s chargé d’affaires and …

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Jagland satisfied with Georgia's progress

Georgia has achieved significant progress in recent years, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said after the meeting with the Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze. …

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Head of Council of Europe to visit Tbilisi

In the near future Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland is going to visit Tbilisi, vice-speaker of Georgian parliament Tamara Chugoshvili said. "A few days later he …

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Agreement on Georgia's visa liberalisation confirmed

On December 20, 2016, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the agreement reached on December 13 with the European Parliament on visa liberalisation for Georgia. The agreement provides …

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EU may decide on visa-free travel for Georgia next week

EU Council and the European Parliament agreed on a mechanism for the temporary suspension of the visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine, which is a prerequisite for the abolition of visas. The European Parliament is to vote on the issue next …

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EU to decide on visa-free regime today

Leading EU institutions today will discuss a new mechanism of suspending visa-free regime, which determines the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. "The Slovak presidency will convene a regular …

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