“I welcome today’s vote in the German parliament to pass the so-called No means No law, which brings Germany in line with our convention to end violence against women,” said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland called on Europe’s governments to make protection of migrant and asylum-seeking minors against sexual abuse a top priority.
The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Bulgaria to Estonia, at the end of a session held on 18 May in Sofia and attended by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states.
Justice ministers from across Europe have given their backing to the Council of Europe’s new 2016-2021 action plan on strengthening judicial independence and impartiality. At a conference held in Sofia, justice ministers from the Council of Europe’s 47 member states…
The Council of Europe today adopted a set of guidelines aimed to ensure the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists in its 47 member states.
The refugee influx, rapidly developing digital environment, economic crisis – all these new challenges that Europe is facing today create new risks for human rights of children. How the member States of the Council of Europe can best address these challenges will be the key theme of a high-level conference in Sofia (Bulgaria)
Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s National Day, becomes more and more popular …
The Swedish Academy has awarded its Prize for the Promotion of Swedish Culture Abroad for 2015 to the St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University’s Department of German and Scandinavian Studies.
The website of the Europe and the World Foundation (www.evropaworld.eu), which was launched nine months ago, received the Worlds and Colours Award in the competition organized by the Association of the Spanish Speaking Journalists of Bulgaria, the Union of Bulgarian Journalists and Roca Bulgaria.
On the occasion of Human Rights Day, on 10 December 2015, Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), declared:
At the conclusion of a three-day visit to Bulgaria, UNICEF …
A new memorial plate with the names of 23 Finnish soldiers who perished in the battle of Gorni Dubnik was inaugurated on the initiative of Prof. Venelin Tsachevski, historian and former ambassador of Bulgaria to Finland. H.E. Mr. Harri Salmi, Ambassador of Finland, and Mr. Todor Yordanov, Mayor of Gorni Dubnik,..