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EuroNews
Azerbaijan votes to extend Aliyev's time in officeto call early presidential elections at his convenience and dissolve parliament
Azerbaijan votes to extend Aliyev's time in office
EuroNews / Posted yesterday
to call early presidential elections at his convenience and dissolve parliament. Before the vote the human rights body the Council of Europe said the amendments would severely upset the balance of power by giving “unprecedented” powers to the... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Voters in Azerbaijan approve extending presidential termpresident the power to dissolve parliament would weaken political dissent. The
Voters in Azerbaijan approve extending presidential term
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted yesterday
president the power to dissolve parliament would weaken political dissent. The Venice Commission experts are part of the Council of Europe, a rights authority whose 47 members, including Azerbaijan, have signed the European Convention on Human... Read more
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Swissinfo
Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powersan early presidential election at his convenience, as well as dissolve parliame
Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powers
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
an early presidential election at his convenience, as well as dissolve parliament. Ahead of the vote, experts of the Council of Europe, a rights and monitoring body, said many of the proposed amendments being voted on would severely upset the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powersan early presidential election at his convenience, as well as dissolve parliame
Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
an early presidential election at his convenience, as well as dissolve parliament. Ahead of the vote, experts of the Council of Europe, a rights and monitoring body, said many of the proposed amendments being voted on would severely upset the... Read more
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DW
Azerbaijan voters back stronger powers for president |organizations also criticized the proposed constitutional changes ahead of the
Azerbaijan voters back stronger powers for president |
DW / Posted yesterday
organizations also criticized the proposed constitutional changes ahead of the ballot. Constitutional law experts at the Council of Europe said the draft modifications "would severely upset the balance of power" in the country and give President... Read more
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Swissinfo
Automatic exchange of information deal finalisedon taxation. The convention was jointly set up by the Organisation for Economic
Automatic exchange of information deal finalised
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
on taxation. The convention was jointly set up by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Europe. It gives a legal framework for information exchange on request and spontaneously, and the much-discussed... Read more
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The Economic Times
Switzerland ratifies convention for automatic tax information exchange regimetax matters in accordance with the rules of the convention and corresponding in
Switzerland ratifies convention for automatic tax information exchange regime
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
tax matters in accordance with the rules of the convention and corresponding instruments for implementation. The OECD and Council of Europe convention provides a legal framework for tax-related cooperation between countries. So far, more than 100... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's termunequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The V
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term
Bdnews24.com / Posted 2 days ago
unequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The Venice Commission, an advisory unit of the Council of Europe, a rights and monitoring body of which Azerbaijan is a member, said of the referendum: "Many proposed... Read more
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Times of Malta
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's termunequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The V
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
unequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The Venice Commission, an advisory unit of the Council of Europe, a rights and monitoring body of which Azerbaijan is a member, said of the referendum: "Many proposed... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's termunequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The V
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
unequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The Venice Commission, an advisory unit of the Council of Europe, a rights and monitoring body of which Azerbaijan is a member, said of the referendum: "Many proposed... Read more
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Reuters
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's termunequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The V
Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
unequal access to the media. The Baku government denies the accusations. The Venice Commission, an advisory unit of the Council of Europe, a rights and monitoring body of which Azerbaijan is a member, said of the referendum: "Many proposed... Read more
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Times of Malta
Calls to close hunting season are 'extremist' - huntersdescribed BirdLife calls for the closure of the autumn hunting season as extrem
Calls to close hunting season are 'extremist' - hunters
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
described BirdLife calls for the closure of the autumn hunting season as extremist. The association referred to an ongoing Council of Europe initiative on the illegal killing of birds, whereby the 'BirdLife partnership' quantified the extent of... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss blue chips: US staff favour Republicansprivate donations to political parties and election campaigns. Switzerland and
Swiss blue chips: US staff favour Republicans
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
private donations to political parties and election campaigns. Switzerland and Sweden are the only members of the 47-nation Council of Europe that lack national disclosure laws about who is behind the financing of parties and elections. In this... Read more
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DW
Azerbaijan votes in controversial referendum to increase president's powers |Aliyev's plan to increase his family's influence in the country. The former Sov
Azerbaijan votes in controversial referendum to increase president's powers |
DW / Posted 2 days ago
Aliyev's plan to increase his family's influence in the country. The former Soviet republic has vast oil resources. The Council of Europe also criticized the draft modifications, saying their implementation "would severely upset the balance of... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial councilthis historic institutional reform.” In the coming week Ireland is to give an
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial council
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
this historic institutional reform.” In the coming week Ireland is to give an update to an international body (GRECO, a Council of Europe anti-corruption group) on five recommendations relating to the judiciary, which it made in late 2014. The... Read more
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RTE News
Failure to establish judicial council criticisedthis week to an international anti-corruption committee. The Group of States a
Failure to establish judicial council criticised
RTE News / Posted 2 days ago
this week to an international anti-corruption committee. The Group of States against Corruption, established by the Council of Europe, made five recommendations relating to the judiciary in Ireland, in late 2014. It advocated establishing a... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial councilthis historic institutional reform.” In the coming week Ireland is to give an
Chief Justice Susan Denham calls for judicial council
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
this historic institutional reform.” In the coming week Ireland is to give an update to an international body (GRECO, a Council of Europe anti-corruption group) on five recommendations relating to the judiciary, which it made in late 2014. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
EU to Support Any Political Solution Allowing Sahrawi People's Self-Determinationto the conflict would be reached, the EU would take measures to support and fac
EU to Support Any Political Solution Allowing Sahrawi People's Self-Determination
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
to the conflict would be reached, the EU would take measures to support and facilitate its implementation, said the Council of Europe in reply to Euro-deputies, including Gilles Pargneaux and Rachida Dati on the EU's action at the United... Read more
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EuroNews
Azeris asked to entrench Aliyev power in referendum voteMonday sees Azeris going to a referendum vote on constitutional changes that ha
Azeris asked to entrench Aliyev power in referendum vote
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
Monday sees Azeris going to a referendum vote on constitutional changes that have been criticised by the Council of Europe as posing a “serious risk to the balance of power”. A previous referendum in 2009 scrapped term limits that means President... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
In Denmark, au pairs risk abuse in name of 'cultural exchange'right after World War Two when it was one of the few ways young women could tra
In Denmark, au pairs risk abuse in name of 'cultural exchange'
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
right after World War Two when it was one of the few ways young women could travel abroad and earn cash. In 1969, the Council of Europe adopted protocols to standardise conditions governing the placement of au pairs. Rules vary slightly by... Read more
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Reuters
In Denmark, au pairs risk abuse in name of "cultural exchange"right after World War Two when it was one of the few ways young women could tra
In Denmark, au pairs risk abuse in name of "cultural exchange"
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
right after World War Two when it was one of the few ways young women could travel abroad and earn cash. In 1969, the Council of Europe adopted protocols to standardize conditions governing the placement of au pairs. Rules vary slightly by... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Families take legal action over stalled Troubles inquest fundingrequest has been made because Democratic Unionist leader Mrs Foster has refused
Families take legal action over stalled Troubles inquest funding
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
request has been made because Democratic Unionist leader Mrs Foster has refused to sign off on the bid. In the summer the Council of Europe expressed concern at the ongoing delay, while Sir Declan reiterated his calls for politicians to sort out... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Polandearlier this year, though its bishops have since come out against the provision
Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Poland
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
earlier this year, though its bishops have since come out against the provisions to jail women. The proposal, which the Council of Europe called a “serious backsliding on women’s rights”, has inspired several large pro-choice marches and a rival... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Polandearlier this year, though its bishops have since come out against the provision
Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Poland
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
earlier this year, though its bishops have since come out against the provisions to jail women. The proposal, which the Council of Europe called a "serious backsliding on women's rights", has inspired several large pro-choice marches and a rival... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Polandearlier this year, though its bishops have since come out against the provision
Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Poland
The Borneo Post / Posted 6 days ago
earlier this year, though its bishops have since come out against the provisions to jail women. The proposal, which the Council of Europe called a “serious backsliding on women’s rights”, has inspired several large pro-choice marches and a rival... Read more
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Reuters
Rescued Yazidi sex slaves will face no stigma, leader saysand Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves. The United States,
Rescued Yazidi sex slaves will face no stigma, leader says
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. British politician Emma Nicholson,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
As Europe turns more hostile, Roma flee to CaliforniaVasily said. That belief has spread through Romania. Valeriu Nicolae, the spec
As Europe turns more hostile, Roma flee to California
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Vasily said. That belief has spread through Romania. Valeriu Nicolae, the special representative of Roma issues at the Council of Europe, said he notified the U.S. Embassy in Romania five years ago that there would be a tide of Roma headed to... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
No matter the price: Clooney vows justice for sex slavesZoroastrianism and Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves. The
No matter the price: Clooney vows justice for sex slaves
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
Zoroastrianism and Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves. The US, European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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Canberra Times
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, t
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, t
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'
Brisbane Times / Posted 8 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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The Age
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, t
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, t
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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WA Today
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, t
Amal Clooney is on a mission to prosecute ISIS 'no matter the price'
WA Today / Posted 8 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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DW
China threatens EU over Dalai Lama visit |Dalai Lama visited Strasbourg last Thursday, where he met with Schulz at the Eu
China threatens EU over Dalai Lama visit |
DW / Posted 8 days ago
Dalai Lama visited Strasbourg last Thursday, where he met with Schulz at the European Parliament and spoke at the Council of Europe, the bloc's chief human rights organization. The Tibetan monk called on the EU to provide China with... Read more
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Reuters
'No matter the price', Amal Clooney seeks justice for Yazidi sex slavesand Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves. The United States,
'No matter the price', Amal Clooney seeks justice for Yazidi sex slaves
Reuters / Posted 9 days ago
and Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves. The United States, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have all described the Islamist militant group's actions as genocide. Yazidi campaigners, including Nobel... Read more
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Times of Malta
Minister calls for PN backing to amend illegal gambling definitionhave a negative impact on local industry. The issue centres on a new definitio
Minister calls for PN backing to amend illegal gambling definition
Times of Malta / Posted 9 days ago
have a negative impact on local industry. The issue centres on a new definition of ‘illegal sports betting’ which the Council of Europe would like to adopt in its Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. The definition in... Read more
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Rappler
China slams EU over Dalai Lama visitThe Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Eur
China slams EU over Dalai Lama visit
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
The Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on September 15, 2016. Frederick Florin/AFP BEIJING, China – China slammed the European Union's parliament Monday, September 19, for... Read more
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Daily Herald
Experts urge Hungary to end 'benevolent segregation' of Romaof national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" o
Experts urge Hungary to end 'benevolent segregation' of Roma
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
of national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" of Roma children in schools. A report by the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights body, says the practice of separate classes for Roma where they are meant... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Experts urge Hungary to end 'benevolent segregation' of Romaof national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" o
Experts urge Hungary to end 'benevolent segregation' of Roma
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 9 days ago
of national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" of Roma children in schools. A report by the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights body, says the practice of separate classes for Roma where they are meant... Read more
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FOX News
Experts Urge Hungary To End 'benevolent Segregation' Of Romaof national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" o
Experts Urge Hungary To End 'benevolent Segregation' Of Roma
FOX News / Posted 9 days ago
of national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" of Roma children in schools. A report by the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights body, says the practice of separate classes for Roma where they are meant... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Experts urge Hungary to end 'benevolent segregation' of Romaof national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" o
Experts urge Hungary to end 'benevolent segregation' of Roma
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 9 days ago
of national minorities are urging Hungary to end the "benevolent segregation" of Roma children in schools. A report by the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights body, says the practice of separate classes for Roma where they are meant... Read more
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iol.co.za
The state versus the peopleto the media last week, the government ordered the police to hide torture evide
The state versus the people
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
to the media last week, the government ordered the police to hide torture evidence on the eve of the critical visit by the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture between August 29 and September 6. Any testimony obtained under... Read more
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express
Top Armed Forces chiefs declare: We'd QUIT if Britain joins EU Armyremarks were a clear warning that the UK could quit its membership of the Europ
Top Armed Forces chiefs declare: We'd QUIT if Britain joins EU Army
express / Posted 10 days ago
remarks were a clear warning that the UK could quit its membership of the European Defence Agency, which is run by the Council of Europe, created by Britain in 1958. Non-EU members include Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Ukraine. He added:... Read more
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Phayul
Dalai Lama visits European Parliament in Strasbourgwith President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz earlier. The same da
Dalai Lama visits European Parliament in Strasbourg
Phayul / Posted 12 days ago
with President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz earlier. The same day, the Nobel laureate also visited the Council of Europe, an international organization that promotes human rights, democracy and rule of law in Europe. At the... Read more
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FOX News
Dalai Lama Hints At Eu-like Arrangement For Tibet, ChinaTibet but not independence. "We happily join or remain within the People's Rep
Dalai Lama Hints At Eu-like Arrangement For Tibet, China
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
Tibet but not independence. "We happily join or remain within the People's Republic of China provided they must respect our unique culture including language," he said in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe, the continent's human rights auth... Read more
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Reuters
Dalai Lama, in Europe, urges 'constructive criticism' of ChinaTibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (R) jokes with Nils Muiznieks, C
Dalai Lama, in Europe, urges 'constructive criticism' of China
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (R) jokes with Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, during his visit at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent... Read more
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EuroNews
Dalai Lama makes time for jokes among political issues at Council of EuropeThe Dalai Lama today held made an address followed by a question-and-answer ses
Dalai Lama makes time for jokes among political issues at Council of Europe
EuroNews / Posted 13 days ago
The Dalai Lama today held made an address followed by a question-and-answer session at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader praised the European Union, stating that despite the needs of sovereign states, “common... Read more
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Civil Georgia
PACE Pre-Election Mission�s AssessmentsA delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said
PACE Pre-Election Mission�s Assessments
Civil Georgia / Posted 13 days ago
A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said after visiting Georgia this week that “there was an environment for democratic elections.” 7-member delegation, led by Lithuanian MP Emanuelis Zingeris from the group of... Read more
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DW
Dalai Lama calls for compassion at Council of Europe |The Tibetan spiritual leader expressed a bleak view of the 21st century when he
Dalai Lama calls for compassion at Council of Europe |
DW / Posted 13 days ago
The Tibetan spiritual leader expressed a bleak view of the 21st century when he addressed the Council of Europe in the southern French city of Strasbourg on Thursday. "I'm 81 years old. I'm not expecting a happier humanity within my lifetime," the... Read more
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Reuters
Kosovo war crimes prosecutor vows independencenamed to the job this month, David Schwendiman said it was too early to rule in
Kosovo war crimes prosecutor vows independence
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
named to the job this month, David Schwendiman said it was too early to rule in or out any suspects. A 2011 report for the Council of Europe tied leading Kosovo figures – notably President Hashim Thaci – to gruesome crimes against Serbs, including... Read more
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