Posts tagged as Council of Europe

Latvia’s 150 million euro loan to be approved by Council of Europe Development Bank

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) on May 12 is set to approve a €150 million loan to Latvia to support the government’s measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. “CEB funding will ease the budgetary pressure on the public health care sector. The authorities have already approved measures totaling €1.8 billion to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include the acquisition of disposable personal protective…

Latvian president to organize discussion marking 25th anniversary of Latvia’s membership in Council of Europe

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

On February 10, Latvian President Egils Levits will host the discussion “Latvia and Council of Europe: today’s challenges and future perspectives” in the Riga Castle to mark the 25 years since Latvia joined the Council of Europe (CoE), BNS learned from the President’s Chancellery. The Latvian President, Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics, President of the Constitutional Court and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights Ineta Ziemele, Chair…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Lithuania faces public condemnation by Council of Europe over Paksas case

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Council of Europe may adopt a resolution in December, stating that Lithuania fails to meet its international obligation by not implementing the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling on paving the way for Rolandas Paksas to stand as a candidate in elections. Donatas Murauskas, a representative of the Lithuanian government, says the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will discuss this issue on Dec. 4-6. “The implementation of the…

Migrant rescue ship rejected by Italy and Malta to be accepted in Spain

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mediterranean rescue ship with 629 people on board that has not been allowed to dock in Italy and Malta, would, according to Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, be accepted in Spain to help avoid a humanitarian disaster. British public broadcaster BBC reports on Tuesday, June 12, that the migrants aboard the Aquarius were picked up from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya at the weekend, in six different rescue…