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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

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the appointment of the next Secretary-General of the Council of Europe


Déclaration de Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante/vice-présidente, concernant la nomination du prochain secrétaire général du Conseil de l’Europe


Brussels, 19 June 2019

“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

  1. The European Union and its Member States welcome the peaceful settlement of the political and constitutional crisis in the Republic of Moldova.