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 Nov @SpainMFA * The Government of Spain expresses its profound concern in response to reports of degrading and inhumane treatment o… https://t.co/LyDTtftN65
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * Spain's position on #Brexit: 🏢 Fully back @EU_Commission ⌛️Orderly withdrawal in stages 👥 Citizens are first prio… https://t.co/IAhkN85OJP
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * #EquatorialGuinea 🇬🇶: While fully respecting its sovereignty and institutions, the results of the recent elections… https://t.co/UVz0kEeWZZ
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * This week the @UN Communications Group is holding its annual meeting in Madrid at the World Tourism Organization. T… https://t.co/StXIvTvXKj
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @JorgeToledoAlb: Spain🇪🇸 and Ireland🇮🇪 are strong partners. Great talk with MoS @HMcEntee at @dfatirl. We remain united -as EU27- to fin…
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @JorgeToledoAlb: "Spain and Ireland are showing the path to economic growth for Europe." Glad to start my visit to Ireland with a talk a…
  • 21 Nov @SpainMFA * Spain is pleased by the unanimous adoption of the @UN Security Council resolution on #HumanTrafficking, which it co… https://t.co/anErium8rG
  • 21 Nov @SpainMFA * @GMEJIASANCHEZ Hola Germán, por favor contacta con el Consulado General en Bogotá: cog@bogota@maec.es. Un saludo.
  • 21 Nov @SpainMFA * Spain is committed to promoting and supporting development and security in Central America. Foreign Minister… https://t.co/uPWAkUWIyT
  • 21 Nov @SpainMFA * Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ: "We congratulate Amsterdam on being chosen as the new #EMA headquarters. Followin… https://t.co/I6SPYBAGep
  • 21 Nov @SpainMFA * The Government of Spain congratulates @UKenyatta on his reelection as President of the Republic of Kenya 🇰🇪 and pra… https://t.co/aO642guN07
  • 21 Nov @SpainMFA * State Secretary for Foreign Affairs @ICastroSEAEX is in Myanmar participating in the #ASEM Asia-Europe Meeting, rei… https://t.co/FmNe5Utbk6
  • 20 Nov @SpainMFA * Today during the visit of Palestine's @president_abbas, Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ reaffirmed Spain's support… https://t.co/vFSxV4Rgeb
  • 20 Nov @SpainMFA * Spain is committed to the Middle East peace process. We support a two-state solution with secure and recognized bor… https://t.co/Iwkl1DWBiH
  • 19 Nov @SpainMFA * Spain has strong bilateral relations with many east asian countries, as well as strong commercial and cultural ties… https://t.co/xtHDCiQehA

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