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All the materials marked with tag: Council of Europe
26 July, 2016Politics
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks on the human rights situation in Donbas and Crimea, and his further plan regarding these territories
19 August, 2015World
The interests and prejudices of officials and diplomats from the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and other international agencies sometimes affect policy decisions more than they should
22 August, 2014News
In a comment on the crossing of the Ukrainian border by the Russian convoy for The Ukrainian Week, Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson of the Council of Europe Secretary General, says that the CoE appeals to both sides to find an agreement which respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity and international law
23 July, 2013Politics
The PACE Resolution on keeping political and criminal responsibility separate provides the legal foundation for the prevention of political vendettas in the future, despite the fact that it does not mention Ukraine
18 June, 2013News
The Venice Commission considers the National Referendum Law to not fully comply with international standards, says the official opinion disclosed on the Commission’s website
30 April, 2013Officially
11 April, 2013News
ECHR revealed “a legislative lacuna concerning freedom of assembly which has remained in Ukraine since the end of the Soviet Union” when reaching their judgement in the case of Vyerentsov v. Ukraine, is stated on Council of Europe official website.
8 April, 2013Politics
Kyiv and Strasbourg have recently been engaged in active dialogue — PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon visited Ukraine, and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka travelled to the main office of the Council of Europe. The Ukrainian Week asked Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Mykola Tochytskyi, about the outcome and context of this dialogue.
8 April, 2013News
Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General, and Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) have welcomed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s pardon of former Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko, is stated on the Council of Europe official website.
24 October, 2012World
The fall session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) proved that the real confrontation on the European continent is about values rather than geopolitics
24 October, 2012
Andreas Gross, head of the PACE observers delegation to Ukraine and Chairman of the PACE Social Democratic Group, told The Ukrainian Week about the developments following his previous interview.
19 September, 2012Politics
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, spoke with The Ukrainian Week about his attitudes toward Ukraine’s new language law, the work of the Ukrainian judiciary and parliament, and the prospect of Strasbourg imposing sanctions against Ukraine.
11 April, 2012Politics
PACE Monitoring Committee Co-Rapporteurs have once again visited Ukraine where they were finally allowed to see Yuriy Lutsenko and talk to the Prosecutor General. In an interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mailis Reps, Co-Rapporteur of the Monitoring Committee and an Estonian MP, shares her impressions of a meeting with Lutsenko and others and adverse trends she spotted in Kyiv.
30 March, 2012
The forthcoming election could be a small step forward, if opposition forces cooperate with the same goals this time around
21 March, 2012Politics
If you can't win over an opponent, try to distort what he says. Apparently, Party of Regions member Serhiy Kivalov has been following that motto as he tells Ukrainians in his numerous interviews that the president of GRECO, Marin Mrčela, the Council of Europe’s Group of States Against Corruption, allegedly opposes the decriminalization of Articles 364 and 365 of the Criminal Code under which Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko were sentenced.
5 March, 2012Politics
Luca Volontè chairs the European People’s Party, the biggest political group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). In his interview with The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Volontè evaluates the verdict in former minister Lutsenko’s case and suggests possible sanctions against Ukraine if the latter continues to ignore the CoE’s recommendations
7 February, 2012Politics
Andreas Gross criticized the actions of the Party of Regions, a political partner of the group he heads, in his interview with The Ukrainian Week
30 January, 2012Politics
The Ukrainian government may lose its last allies in Europe with its intransigence on human rights and political repression
28 January, 2012
28 January, 2012Politics
Although the conclusion of the PACE resolution on Ukraine contains a paragraph, which in principle allows the imposition of sanctions, none of the heads of this international organization are actually ready to define such possibility.
27 January, 2012Politics
"Tymoshenko case is more political than the Khodorkovsky case"
27 January, 2012Politics
On 15 December 2011, the PACE Monitoring Committee unanimously approved the Draft Resolution titled The Functioning of Democratic Institutions in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Week has interviewed Ukrainian and European politicians to learn their opinion on the developments PACE finds disturbing in Ukraine
27 January, 2012Politics
On 15 December 2011, the PACE Monitoring Committee unanimously approved the Draft Resolution titled The Functioning of Democratic Institutions in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Week has interviewed Ukrainian and European experts, lawyers and political analysts to learn their opinion on the developments PACE finds disturbing in Ukraine
27 January, 2012Politics
The Council of Europe reports look discouragingly similar
27 January, 2012Politics
Thomas Hammarberg, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, talks about his mission in Ukraine, the local judiciary system and the Tymoshenko case
27 January, 2012World
Genevieve Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France, talks about how to defend human rights
27 January, 2012Politics
Valentyna Telychenko: "Dependent courts are a bigger problem for Ukraine than the imperfect Criminal Code"
27 January, 2012Politics
Mikael Lyngbo: Ukraine has decent legislation,but gaps in procedural process
27 January, 2012Politics
Corruption is a big problem in Ukraine. The country's ranking on Transparency International's list of corrupt nations in 2010 dropped to number 134 in the world
27 January, 2012Politics
Andres Herkel: 'The problem of Ukrainian politics consists of the perception that deputies' money is more important than their personal traits.'
27 January, 2012Politics
Freedom House President David Kramer: “It looks like Ukrainian leaders are using the judiciary to prosecute their opponents” *
27 January, 2012Politics
The country in which tortures and inhuman jail conditions are of a norm could not negotiate on the Association Agreement
27 January, 2012Politics
The Draft PACE Resolution outlines the problems with democracy in Ukraine, but does not provide for any sanctions
27 January, 2012Society
Cécile Vaissié: “Democratic traditions work only when the government is balanced by an independent judiciary and freedom of speech”
27 January, 2012Economics
The government’s “anti-corruption” efforts do not affect the roots of the evil
27 January, 2012Politics
Those in power have removed all barriers from the path to a loyal Supreme Court
27 January, 2012Politics
Ukraine’s public organizations are hampered by outdated legislation and red tape
27 January, 2012Politics
Yuriy Lutsenko told The Ukrainian Week about the manner in which Ukrainian courts interpret justice, why Orange politicians lost power and his future plans
27 January, 2012Politics
The government has failed to convince either Ukrainians or the international community that the Tymoshenko case has nothing to do with politics. The Ukrainian Week asks Europeans their opinion on the trial against former Premier Yulia Tymoshenko and the situation in Ukraine
12 January, 2012Politics
PACE has declassified the report on Ukraine up for discussion on 26 January in Strasbourg. The Ukrainian Week posts the excerpts from the document
22 December, 2011Politics
The Ukrainian Week publishes the resolution to be offered for approval at the Council of Europe session on 26 January
5 July, 2011World
Looking at PACE President Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, one realises it is naïve to hope that politicians who easily find a common language with authoritarian regimes will unreservedly commit themselves to protecting human rights
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Which model Ukraine could apply in its further economic interaction with Russia
day before yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
The threats and opportunities brought by Gazprom's probable termination of gas transit through Ukraine after 2019
day before yesterday, Oleksandr Kramar,
The pitfalls of Yanukovych's $1.5bn case
13 July, Andriy Holub,
On June 14, it was a year since the last exchange of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia took place. Nothing has happened in all that time to make a swap more likely
10 July, Stanislav Kozliuk,
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