Council of Europe

Council of Europe welcomes Baku-Yerevan dialogue

Council of Europe welcomes Baku-Yerevan dialogue

Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Marija Pejcinovic Buric considers the meeting between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliyev to be encouraging. She made this statement after her meeting with …

EU leaders agree to partial embargo of Russian oil imports

EU leaders agree to partial embargo of Russian oil imports

EU leaders negotiated the sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes, in particular, partial embargo on import of Russian oil and cutting Russia’s Sberbank of the SWIFT international payment system, European Council President …

Euro drops below 80 rubles first time since summer 2020

Euro drops below 80 rubles first time since summer 2020

The euro fell by 1.45% to 80.26 rubles on the Moscow Exchange on Friday. As of 13:38 Moscow time, the euro fell to 79.98 rubles (-1.8%). The last time the euro exchange rate was below the level of 80 rubles was in July 2020. The dollar …

Russia formally departs Council of Europe

Russia formally departs Council of Europe

Russia said Tuesday it would pull out of the Council of Europe after pressure mounted for Moscow to be expelled from the pan-European rights body. Essentially jumping before it was pushed from the Strasbourg-based body, the Russian …

Russia will no longer participate in Council of Europe

Russia will no longer participate in Council of Europe

Russia will no longer participate in the Council of Europe, the Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday. The ministry said in a statement that NATO and European Union countries were undermining the European body designed to uphold …

European Council approves sanctions against Russians

European Council approves sanctions against Russians

Foreign Ministers of the 27 European Union members have approved new sanctions against 11 natural persons, including from Russia and China, who the union believes to be complicit in human rights violations, a source in one of the delegations to …

EU formally signs post-Brexit trade deal with UK

EU formally signs post-Brexit trade deal with UK

The European Union’s top officials formally signed the long fought-over post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom on Wednesday. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles …

CoE Commissioner urges to resume talks on Karabakh conflict

CoE Commissioner urges to resume talks on Karabakh conflict

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović urged to stop military escalation and resume negotiations for a peaceful settlement to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to the Council of Europe's website. "I …

Karasin: Russia to attend CoE ministerial in Tbilisi

Karasin: Russia to attend CoE ministerial in Tbilisi

Former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigori Karasin said that a Russian delegation will attend the Council of Europe ministerial in Tbilisi in May 2020. He added that as of now he does not know the composition …

Tusk names most spectacular mistakes in EU history

Tusk names most spectacular mistakes in EU history

Brexit has been one of the most spectacular mistakes in the history of the EU, former European council president Donald Tusk has said. According to Tusk, Brexit was "the most painful and saddest …

Georgia takes up chairmanship of Council of Europe Committee

Georgia takes up chairmanship of Council of Europe Committee

Starting today until May 15, 2020 Georgia will chair the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE), according to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The chairmanship is to be handed over to Georgia from France at …