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  • 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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  • 16 May @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: Everyone is born free and equal in dignity and rights. On International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia #…
  • 16 May @SpainMFA * The minister @AranchaGlezLaya met on Friday with the Secretary-General of the @OECD, @A_Gurria. They addressed vari… https://t.co/qD29FCIj43
  • 15 May @SpainMFA * RT @CienciaGob: 👩🏻‍🔬 Women now account for 41% of research personnel in Spain, above the European average of 34%. 📊 The executive summary…
  • 15 May @SpainMFA * MFA @AranchaGlezLaya held a meeting with @UNLazzarini, Commissioner-General of the @UNRWA. Minister González Laya… https://t.co/ZPB3iMOaGh
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * State Secretary @CristinaGallach began a visit to #Kazakhstan today, where she met with her Kazakh counterpart,… https://t.co/KnuvR0oxSV
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * 🎥 Watch now the video summary of the meeting held by the minister @AranchaGlezLaya with the Secretary General of… https://t.co/FxtzuH2sQS
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * .@AranchaGlezLaya has received the Secretary General of @ocdeenespanol, @A_Gurria. They have talked about the reco… https://t.co/A2mPtldi9Z
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * Next Wednesday, May 19, @SpainMFA and @IgualdadGob will host a debate in @casamerica on the occasion of the commemo… https://t.co/x3bNY0NvKj
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * 📽️ Watch now the video summary of the meeting held this morning between Minister @AranchaGlezLaya and @UNLazzarini,… https://t.co/AtFPiLa4Zh
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has met #Madrid with the Commissioner-General of @UNRWA, @UNLazzarini, with whom she has… https://t.co/6aHmJnpPsF
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya stressed the importance of the talks being held in #Vienna on the return of the… https://t.co/FhCouBcKmb
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * State Secretary for the #EU @JuanGBarba made a working trip to #Bratislava 🇸🇰 yesterday, during which he held sever… https://t.co/FjyZ2fgMUC
  • 14 May @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya participates today in the panel "#Peace and #cooperation in the #EasternMediterranean" at… https://t.co/17hjSYlU9a
  • 13 May @SpainMFA * 🎥Watch now the video highlights of the bilateral meeting of the minister @AranchaGlezLaya and her Iranian counterpa… https://t.co/ofluXewWnv
  • 13 May @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has had a meeting with her counterpart from #Iran, @JZarif, in which they have reviewed b… https://t.co/lnaG6PZGYU

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