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Europe's East 10-11-2017

Ukraine ambassador: Hybrid war is not only in Ukraine, it’s across Europe

In a wide-ranging interview, Ukraine's Ambassador to the EU, Mykola Tochytskyi, discussed his country’s EU agenda, the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit, the sensitive relations with Russia and the new language law which has antagonised Hungary.
Future EU 13-12-2013

Human rights commissioner: ‘European states should penalise participation in racist extremist groups’

The latest report by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner warns against the consequences of austerity policies on the most vulnerable parts of society. In an interview with EURACTIV, Nils Muižnieks also discussed the crackdown on Roma populations and the rise of extreme parties at the next European elections.
Global Europe 11-09-2012

Council of Europe advisor: Reform in Arab Spring states will take time

The Council of Europe has unveiled a three-year, €4.8-million initiative aimed at strengthening democracy and human rights in the southern Mediterranean. The project by the continent’s oldest political body will attempt to assist Morocco and Tunisia in their post-Arab Spring democratic transition, by offering its experience and expertise, gleaned from over 60 years driving political reform in Europe, Pilar Morales told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Human Rights Commissioner: Europe’s leaders betray basic principles

The EU is closing its doors ever tighter to immigrants and some of its leaders are betraying basic humanitarian principles, said Thomas Hammarberg, commissioner for human rights at the Council of Europe, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.