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Coin_jaune.gif (863 bytes) What's new Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Walter Schwimmer: ''Violence only leads to more violence''

Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer today condemned terrorism and all violent political methods following recent terrorist attacks in Spain, Moscow and Corsica. ''Violence does not lead to solutions but only to more violence'', Mr Schwimmer stated. ''Regardless of who is responsible for these killings, or whoever may claim ''responsibility'', these are quite simply criminal acts which must be denounced by all those who advocate political solutions''. (more...)

Lord Russell-Johnston and Walter Schwimmer condemn terrorist attack in Daghestan and decapitation of Russian senior officers in Chechnya
Assembly President Lord Russell-Johnston and Secretary General Walter Schwimmer strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Daghestan in which two civilians were killed and the decapitation of two Russian senior officers in Chechnya. They expressed their solidarity with the victims’ families. (more...)
Council of Europe’s 27th art exhibition 'The centre of Europe around 1000 AD' opens in Budapest
The Council of Europe’s 27th art exhibition ''The centre of Europe around 1000 AD'' will open on Saturday 19 August in Budapest. The opening ceremony will take place at 18h00 at the Hungarian National Museum (Museum krt. 14-16).New Hungarian President Ferenc Mádl, Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer and Albert Spiegel from the German Foreign Affairs Ministry , will speak at the opening ceremony. (more...)
Lord Russell-Johnston condemns blast in Moscow underpass
Lord Russell-Johnston condemns terrorism in Spain
''Council of Europe delegation will not recommend sending election observers to Belarus'' said Terry Davis
MINSK, 04.08 – ''We are very disappointed by the apparent lack of progress in creating adequate conditions necessary for holding free and fair elections in Belarus'', today stressed Terry Davis (United Kingdom, SOC) on behalf of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly delegation. The delegation visited Belarus from 31 July to 4 August to evaluate the current situation in the light of preparations for parliamentary elections scheduled for 15 October. It included Terry Davis, Chair fo the Assembly’s Political Affairs Committee ; Wolfgang Behrendt (Germany, SOC), the Committee’s Rapporteur on Belarus ; and Cyril Svoboda (Czech Republic, EPP/CD), Rapporteur of the Human Rights and Legal Affairs Committee. (more...)
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