Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism

The annual report on Trade and Investment Barriers, released yesterday, shows that the European Commission has eliminated the highest number ever of trade barriers faced by EU companies doing business abroad. European exporters reported a major increase in protectionism in 2017.
27-06-2018, 11:08, Новости » Политика

Secretary General welcomes stronger NATO-EU cooperation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed strengthened cooperation between the EU and NATO ahead of a meeting with EU Defence Ministers on Monday (25 June 2018).
26-06-2018, 11:22, Новости » Политика

Croatian Chairmanship plans put focus on fighting corruption

Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić spelled out her country’s priorities for its six-month spell chairing the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in a speech to the Parliamentary Assembly yesterday.
26-06-2018, 10:41, Новости » Политика

Liliane Maury-Pasquier elected PACE President

Liliane Maury-Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
25-06-2018, 16:56, Новости » Политика

Human trafficking: Spain achieved progress, but further action needed against trafficking for labour exploitation

Spain has made progress in developing the legislative, institutional and policy framework against trafficking in human beings. However, improvements are needed in a number of areas, in particular more efforts are required to tackle trafficking for labour exploitation, says the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).
22-06-2018, 10:55, Новости » Политика

EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

Yesterday, in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement.
21-06-2018, 10:54, Политика, Экономика

Protection of European minorities’ rights must remain a priority, says Secretary General at a conference in Strasbourg

“Minorities and Minority Languages in a Changing Europe” is the title of a conference held in Strasbourg on 18-19 June on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the two key treaties of the Council of Europe in this area.
19-06-2018, 13:23, Политика, Общество

Greece ratifies the Istanbul Convention

Greece becomes the 32nd State to ratify the Convention.
19-06-2018, 10:20, Новости » Политика

Estonia: human rights should steer policies for women, older persons, minorities

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović completed a five-day visit to the country.
17-06-2018, 12:18, Новости » Политика

Norway ratifies Council of Europe Convention to protect children against sexual violence

On June, 13 Norway became the 43rd state of the Council of Europe to have ratified the Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention). The Convention will enter into force in Norway on 1 October 2018.
15-06-2018, 11:11, Новости » Политика