About: Nils Muižnieks

Europe's East 01-06-2017

Georgia denies role in Azerbaijani journalist’s abduction

Georgia today (1 June) denied it was involved in the alleged abduction and handover of a pro-opposition Azerbaijani journalist to his country's authoritarian government.
Freedom of thought 03-05-2017

Council of Europe blasts moves to turn public TV into state broadcasting

Public service broadcasting in Europe is under threat, the Council of Europe said yesterday, ahead of the World Press Freedom Day (3 May), a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom.

Council of Europe calls on Slovenia to amend new migrant law

The Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, called on Slovenia's parliament to reject some legal changes affecting migrants that the government proposed earlier in January in a set of amendments.

Italy continues to drag feet on same-sex civil unions

The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Italy for its continuing stance on same-sex relationships and cast doubt on new legislation currently being considered by Rome’s lawmakers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Regional Policy 02-10-2015

Mass surveillance in Germany rebuked by Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has issued a damning indictment of mass surveillance in Germany. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
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.

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