Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is an international organisation that fundamentally seeks to defend and protect democracy, the rule of law and human rights, particularly at a civilian and political level. This is the oldest institution of this nature on our continent and it covers all of the European nations with the sole exception of Belarus. Its headquarters are based in the French city of Strasbourg and its most active body is the European Court of Human Rights.
  • History and Activity of the Council of Europe
    The Council of Europe was set up after the Second World War with the aim of becoming the custodian of democratic values on the continent. One of the main drivers behind the institution at the time was the then British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Nowadays it carries on this work and has become the leading authority in Europe on this issue.
  • Spain’s priorities in the Council of Europe
    Spain maintains its commitment to the Council of Europe, the pan-European body whose foundations are based on the rule of law. Its main priorities include greater effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights and support for the process to reform the organisation undertaken by its Secretary-General, Thorbjørn Jagland.

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  • 22 Apr @SpainMFA * 🗣️ April 23rd is #SpanishLanguageDay at the @UN. Spanish is one of six official languages used at the #UN and is a… https://t.co/mS0cPCbEIM
  • 21 Apr @SpainMFA * 🗺 Contributing to the protection of cultural heritage around the world is one of our international development pri… https://t.co/Yrr614dsoS
  • 21 Apr @SpainMFA * An @AECID_es project in Honduras 🇭🇳 that uses solar ☀️ energy to provide running water 🚰 in rural communities has b… https://t.co/r5VDma2No1
  • 20 Apr @SpainMFA * The World Meteorological Organization’s Commission for Climatology @WMO has appointed its first female President, M… https://t.co/UVIHS9vQPs
  • 20 Apr @SpainMFA * For the benefit of their citizens, who are united by close bonds that must be preserved, the ambassadors of Spain a… https://t.co/XtrzenFVah
  • 20 Apr @SpainMFA * Spain's candidate for membership on the @UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women #CEDAW is… https://t.co/EyoE9V2Jvf
  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * “Today Cuba begins an important change and we trust that the path undertaken will translate into real improvements… https://t.co/E5h35kqFu4
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  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * #DidYouKnow that Spain hosts a World Food Program @WFP logistics base at Las Palmas in the 🇮🇨 Canary Islands? It se… https://t.co/N10jFsCa7O
  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * Today in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, @AlfonsoDastisQ is participating in @Casaafrica's International Economic… https://t.co/rSDFQWQmZX
  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * In Athens, Interior Minister @zoidoJI met with 🇬🇷Greece's Minister of Immigration Policy and the Alternate Minister… https://t.co/JRF9cBPIqt
  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * In 🇭🇳Honduras, State Secretary @GarciaCasasF visited several @AECID_es projects: 👨‍🎓Restoration of vocational schoo… https://t.co/1MTdLYCdch
  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * #Venezuela and Spain have agreed to start a process towards normalization of diplomatic relations. #Ambassadors wi… https://t.co/zCMgf57KBw
  • 19 Apr @SpainMFA * The University of Salamanca is celebrating its 800th anniversary. It’s the 3rd oldest university in the world still… https://t.co/v2e4jvYtrS
  • 18 Apr @SpainMFA * King Felipe & Portuguese 🇵🇹 President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited the @museoreinasofia exhibit “Pessoa," showca… https://t.co/jc7aOUNxj6

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