"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.
Europe's leading human rights watchdog is set to criticise France for its failure to explicitly ban smacking, according to press reports.
A new report from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights paints a grim picture about discrimination in France
Russia has had a ban on its right to vote at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) The chamber said it was in condemnation of
Russia is coming under increasing diplomatic pressure over its alleged involvement in the Ukraine crisis. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council
The Ukrainian President addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg on Thursday.
Petro Poroshenko laid out
Former US National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has told a Council of Europe hearing that he had a personal duty to his country
The European Court of Human Rights has requested that the French government suspend its decision to allow doctors to take a tetraplegic man off life
Members of the Council of Europe voted on Thursday to suspend Russia from the European human rights watchdog over its annexation of
Russia could face punishment at the Council of Europe on Thursday over its annexation of Crimea.
Europe’s top human rights watchdog will decide
The US has been spying on human rights activists, according to NSA superleaker Edward Snowden.
He made the claims whilst giving evidence to the
Intelligence agencies have screened trillions of citizens’ private communications over the vaguest of threats, Edward Snowden has claimed.
Jailed Belarussian political rights activist Ales Bialiatski has become the first person to receive the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights
If national and local authorities are doing their bit to tackle the problem of domestic violence, a sweeping supra-national convention is also in the
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is in Strasbourg for the World Forum for Democracy at the Council of Europe.
Euronews caught up with him and
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the “escalation” of violence spreading from the Syrian conflict along the Turkish border and
Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the Union address to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday prompted a lively reaction, not just towards
For some 400 million Europeans the Schengen Treaty means they don’t need to pack a passport when travelling within the 26-nation Schengen Zone
The Vatican still has a lot of work to do over financial transparency, according to a report by the Council of Europe’s Moneyval, which has
As Europe continues to struggle with soaring public deficits and the need to balance the books, the Council of Europe has been grappling with a major