What are the roots of European identity? What does European identity mean today and how is it related to European integration? How can the Council of Europe help foster positive European identities?
The Debates on European Identity are an initiative of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in response to the difficult and challenging times facing European societies today. They discuss the current state of thinking and dynamics behind the concept of European Identity. They should serve as a catalyst of ideas and concepts for the future of Europe, thereby contributing to building constructive European identities. The next debate will take place on 11 March 2014 and will feature Ana Palacio, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2002-2004. (more...)
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- Police abuse – a serious threat to the rule of law
Commissioner Nils Muiznieks sounds the alarm
- The Council of Europe expresses solidarity with Ukraine and its people
Ministers calls on all sides in Ukraine to allow the International Advisory Panel to start work
- Helping to achieve inclusion of Roma people at local level
The European Union and the Council of Europe announce joint action to help mobilise political will