Council of Europe

Plenkovic: Croatia has made good contribution to CoE in 20 years of its membership

In the 20 years of its membership in the Council of Europe Croatia has made a good contribution to the oldest European organisation that promotes democracy, human rights protection and the rule of law in Europe, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Zagreb on Monday.

Council of Europe rebukes Turkey for removing lawmakers' immunity

Turkey must restore the legal immunity of lawmakers, a key body of the Council of Europe said in a report issued Monday, challenging the process of removing their inviolability and warning that the country has a problem protecting freedom of expression.

Council of Europe: Polish court reform still problematic

Plans by Poland's right-wing government to reform its constitutional court still do not meet democratic standards, an expert panel of the Council of Europe

Bosnia put on grey list for ineffectiveness in prevention of terrorism financing

Bosnia and Herzegovina has been included on the Council of Europe's grey list for its ineffectiveness in the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing, the country's Security Minister Dragan Mektic said in Sarajevo on Thursday, warning that this was yet another proof that Bosnia and Herzegovina was slow in honouring its international commitments.

Council of Europe warns about surge in nationalism, radicalisation in Croatia

The Council of Europe warned on Wednesday that a surge in nationalism and radicalisation in Croatia negatively affected minorities, notably those living in areas directly affected by the 1990s war.

Human rights commissioner: Polarisation in Croatian society hampers dialogue

Muiznieks' visit focused on media freedoms, migrations and judiciary in Croatia, a transition society which is strongly polarised due to the 1990s war.

Vatican's failure to prosecute financial crimes criticized

Moneyval experts said they had questions on the capacity of Vatican prosecutors and police "to pursue financial and money laundering investigations effectively and in a timely manner."