Category Archives: Council of Europe

The Verkhovna Rada supported the continuation of the ban on Russian social networks

The sanctions expired on May 15. Today, May 13, the parliament adopted a draft resolution № 3319 “On approval of proposals to extend the period of application of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)”. This was announced on Facebook by People’s Deputy Roman Lozynsky (“Voice”). “In the morning, I started collecting signatures to hold an extraordinary session of parliament and adopt

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Council of Europe: Ukraine lagging in reform efforts to prevent corruption

GRECO invites Ukraine to submit additional information on the implementation of the outstanding recommendations by June 30, 2021. The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO has published its conclusions on Ukraine’s progress in enacting recommendations that were made by GRECO in 2017, on preventing corruption of MPs, judges and prosecutors. Out of 31 recommendations, Ukraine has satisfactorily enacted five, with

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Russia Funds Construction Projects That Use Forced Laborers

They lived directly at the site, right in the very same houses. They worked as finishers and sometimes did hard labor, like mixing cement. They worked there for a little less than two months and were paid 15,000 roubles (about $230 -ed.) for five people. A new report from Hromadske’s partner outlet Novaya Gazeta exposes the use of North Korean forced

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Council of Europe ready for cooperation with Ukraine for implementation of Budapest convention on cybercrime

Representatives of the Council of Europe have expressed their readiness for cooperation with Ukrainian law enforcement authorities in the field of the implementation of the provisions of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, ensuring the increase in the level of countering cybercrimes and investigating them. Head of the Cybercrime Division at the Council of Europe Alexander Seger gave this information after

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Russia’s attempts to bring separatist movements to international platforms threaten EU – think tank

21:50, 27 January 2020 The experts explain far-reaching, and troubling, intentions behind the efforts. Russia is trying to set a precedent of allowing access of representatives of unrecognized states to various international platforms. If the plan succeeds, separatist movements around the world, especially in Europe, will be given a free hand to lay claim to participation in any international platform,

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Sentsov: Whenever you think of friendship with Putin and Russia, remember the 13,000 Ukrainians killed and hundreds imprisoned

Oleg Sentsov drew a standing ovation from members of the European Parliament on 26 November with a speech in which he warned Europe to distrust Russian President Vladimir Putin and stressed the need to keep fighting for the release of about 100 Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners whom Russia is illegally imprisoning. At a separate briefing, he stressed

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Venice Commission believes PACE not obliged to deny credentials to Russian delegation over Crimea annexation

The report says other options could be applied to the delegation. The European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) says the illegal annexation of Crimea does not oblige the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to deny credentials to the Russian delegation to the Assembly. That’s according to the Venice Commission’s report on the implications of inclusion

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Ukraine concerned over undermined effectiveness of CoE bodies – Parliament Speaker

Razumkov has explained why the Ukrainian delegation refused to participate in the PACE session. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Dmytro Razumkov, has noted that Ukraine is concerned about the undermined effectiveness of the Council of Europe’s key bodies. Addressing the European Conference of the Heads of Parliament of the Council of Europe member states, Razumkov called for participants

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