Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today, Tuesday 10 May Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will travel to Istanbul to attend the Council of Europe ministerial meeting.On the agenda for the meeting, among others, the Council of Europe's Neighbourhood Policy and a discussion of the organization's future, according to Joscha Fischer, Javier Solana, and others report "Living Together in the 21st century". Link

"Former Secretary General of NATO the former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, warned that Europe is climbing in xenophobia, Solana, stressed that an important social phenomenon ist that against new immigrants harsh policies of cultural diversity is applied against in Europe.

Solana stressed at his speech at the conference organized by the Sabanci University, in collaboration with the Washington-based Brookings Institution, that cultural diversity is a source of richness for the EU that it is the fate of Europe. Solana, stating clearly the growing nationalist populism is disturbing, "Europe will be reduced up to 70 million by 2050 in the EU work force. It would weaken the EU economically, the EU must turn to avoid the limits. "he advised..." LINK

The meeting begins at 9.30 am on 11 May. Items on the agenda include:

    · The Council of Europe: a strategy for values in action – Activity report by the Secretary General

    · European Convention on Human Rights

    · “Living together in 21st century Europe”– Report of the Group of Eminent Persons (*)

    · Neighbourhood policy of the Council of Europe

    (*) A press briefing with Javier Solana, Emma Bonino and Ayşe Kadıoğlu, members of the Group of Eminent Persons, will take place in Hotel Çırağan on 10 May, 7.00 pm (meeting point for journalists: in front of the “Board room”, hotel lobby level from 6.30 pm)

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Council of Euope's information


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