Slovenia assuming presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers outlines priorities

Slovenia assuming presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers outlines priorities
# 12 May 2009 15:35 (UTC +04:00)
Madrid – APA. Slovenia assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Spain on Tuesday. Slovenian Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar outlined Slovenia’s priorities during its six-month presidency. He said the priorities would be in accordance with the obligations of the last Council of Europe Summit in Warsaw. Slovenia is looking forward to encourage the rule of law at state and inter-state level, to promote the human rights, to consolidate democratic standards and the rule of law in South-East Europe, to focus on the building of more open and humanist Europe and working with other institutions. It will continue to urge for reforms of the European Courts of Human Rights to improve expeditiousness. Ministers will also mark the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s creation. Slovenia will be presiding over the Council of Europe from May 12 until November 18, when it will hand over to Switzerland.
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