Thorbjorn Jagland

 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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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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 Does PACE want to return Russia?

Strasbourg intends to continue its dialogue with Russia to break the PACE deadlock, a spokesperson for the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, Daniel Holtgen, said. The Izvestia newspaper writes in an …

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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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Lavrov: West radicalizes Syrian opposition

The West incites radical activists to commit crimes in Syria, which very much concerns Moscow, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following his meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of …

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Europe wants to regain Turkey's trust

Europe should make certain efforts in order to return to the previous level of relations with Turkey, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland expressed this opinion.  "During my recent …

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Thorbjorn Jagland praises Georgia for reforms

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, has praised the reforms carried out in Georgia. "I was glad to hear that both the constitutional and the judicial reforms in Georgia are carried …

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Council of Europe mission sent to Crimea

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, has sent a mission to Crimea to assess the human rights situation there. "More than 2.5 million people live in Crimea, they are all covered by the European …

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