The motion restoring Russia's voting rights — revoked in 2014 over the illegal annexation of Crimea — was approved late on Monday evening with 118 votes in favour, 62 against, and 10 abstentions.
The Council of Europe, Europe’s leading human rights body, is celebrating its 70th birthday this week, but it’s not a great time for a party. Crisis overshadows the anniversary gathering in Helsinki on 16-17 May of foreign ministers from the 47 member states.
Johannes Voggenhuber, a former Green MEP, wants to counter "nationalists and racists" with a vision of a Europe consisting of cities and regions.
How to fight sexism in the #MeToo era? The Council of Europe starts with defining it
In this edition: We speak to a Greek minister about a report from the Council of Europe on the conditions in Greece's migrant camps. Donald Tusk reassures Ukraine over Europe's stance and the EU seeks to reduce CO2 emissions from trucks and buses by 2030.
The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) raised concerns Tuesday over the "inhuman and degrading" conditions in Greece's refugee camps. It singles out the Fylakio camp near the Turkish border.
At a historic gathering in Brussels on Sunday, EU heads of states gave their blessing to the official divorce papers that would allow the UK have an orderly exit from the UK. But as anti Brexit protestors told Euronews outside the Sunday summit, nobody is happy with the deal.
A vote by the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) this week will decide whether Russia will be readmitted to Europe's biggest human rights organisation without sanctions and without fulfilling any of PACE's preconditions.
An investigation into alleged corruption in the Council of Europe has revealed there is “strong suspicion” that current and former members have “engaged in activity of a corruptive nature” amid efforts by Azerbaijan to whitewash its human rights record.
Europe’s corruption watchdog is urging Romania to abandon moves that critics say will bring its judges under political control.
It was confirmed earlier that EU leaders approved the second phase of Brexit negotiations.
Azerbaijan has slammed reports it ran a secret 2.5 billion euro fund to buy political influence across Europe, launder the country's international image and bankroll lavish lifestyles for its ruling elite.
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has called on Hungary to suspend a debate in the country’s parliament of bills which tighten rules on non-governmental organisations and foreign…
The Turkish foreign ministry has strongly condemned the "unjust decision" of the European rights body to put it on notice.
EU foreign ministers said on Tuesday the bloc would not push ahead with membership talks with Turkey but rejected calls by Austria and European lawmakers to freeze the process because of Ankara’s secu
The Dalai Lama today held made an address followed by a question-and-answer session at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has said that there is "too little understanding" of the challenges faced by Turkey after last month's coup attempt.
Warsaw calls the findings biased.
Europe must build on momentum generated by a series of landmark decisions on recognising gay relationships, campaigners have urged.
A new report by a European watchdog has run the rule over the state of human rights, democracy and the judiciary across the continent. The Council of
France has been criticised by Europe’s leading human rights body for failing to impose a clear ban on slapping children. The Council of Europe in
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