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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 28 September to 2 October 2009

Danilo Türk: ''European unity must remain the priority''

[01/10/2009] Speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly on 1 October, the President of the Republic of Slovenia said that a ''Europe united around common values is still not fully realised''. He stated that this aim should remain the priority of the Council of Europe, which should continue to be the ''ultimate watchdog for human rights in the continent''. He called on member states to respect their commitments with regard to the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, and to give the required attention to the implementation of conventions and the recommendations of the bodies that monitor torture, racism, national minorities and social rights.