New cooperation agreement between the Commission and Council of Europe on human rights, democracy and rule of law
EU News 142/2014
Brussels, 1 April 2014
The European Commission and the 47-nation Council of Europe (CoE) have today signed a “Statement of Intent” putting in place a new framework for cooperation in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Regions for the period 2014-2020.
The agreement will enable the two organisations to work together in a more strategic and result-focused manner to help promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Regions based on the Council of Europe’s binding international conventions, monitoring bodies and assistance programmes.
The statement was signed in Brussels today by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.
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Handshake between Thorbjørn Jagland, on the left, and Štefan Füle Date: 01/04/2014 Reference: P-025357/00-06 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2014 URL