The Committee of Ministers adopted by consensus the decision granting the European Union observer status to the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on its 1351bis meeting of the 10th of July 2019.
On 4-5 July 2019, the Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals ("HELP") held its annual Network Conference in Strasbourg, France. On this occasion, Ambassador Meglena Kuneva, Head of the EU Delegation to the
“In 2018, 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced across the world, fleeing conflicts, human rights violations, persecution, natural disasters and the impacts of climate change - 29.4 million are refugees or asylum seekers. Today, we reaffirm our strong and long-standing commitment to protect the rights of the most vulnerable, those who are forced to flee and therefore leave their homes behind. Addressing forced displacement requires a global and inclusive partnership where solidarity and