The Ukrainian delegation at the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe has walked out in protest after Russian MPs were allowed to return to the human rights body five years after the annexation of Crimea. Russia had threatened to leave the Council of Europe, which oversees the Strasbourg-based European court of human rights ECHRunless its voting rights to the body were restored. The court orders Russia to pay millions of euros in compensation each year.
The issue of foreign citizens who joined Daesh is still concerning the whole world, especially after the fall of the terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq, with questions rising about the destiny of these terrorist and whether their countries will allow them to return. He also added that these terrorists still pose a serious threat and are determined to carry out their terrorist activities once more in their countries. Organized groups of criminals for instance advance deep into Africa including Libya, the official said adding that the same can be said about Afghanistan.
The decision, originally scheduled for 8pm on Monday, was only taken in the early hours of Tuesday after 68 speakers queued up to speak and amendments were tabled. All but one minor amendment failed to pass, and Russia was readmitted by votes in favour and 62 against, with 10 abstentions. Last week, French president Emmanuel Macron, who along with German leader Angela Merkel was one of the main lobbyists for the change, said non-membership harmed Russian citizens, and not its government. The Council of Europe, which is based in Strasbourg, is a post-war institution entirely separate from the European Union.
All were in town as guests of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. These links have made Austria an object of suspicion for Western intelligence agencies, EU capitals and some ultra-conservative movements in Europe. In fact, Karin Kneissl, the foreign minister, invited Vladimir Putin to her wedding last year.
International Handbook of Population Aging pp Cite as. Population aging is a global phenomenon and countries of Eastern European are also experiencing a rapid increase in the proportion of older people. The proportion of elderly people in Eastern Europe is currently lower than in the European region as a whole.
Governor of the region Sergey Morozov has urged bosses to allow men and women the 12th of September off work in order to try and reproduce. In past years prizes have been awarded to couples who give birth in exactly nine months from the unofficial public holiday. In the winning pair were presented with an apartment, while in the award was a Jeep.
Europe's rights court on Tuesday ruled against Russia over its refusal to register three associations, saying it was "unacceptable" to do so simply because they were defending LGBT rights. But one individual applicant's complaint was rejected because of a campaign of insults and threats against the court in response to a previous ruling. Three associations, which promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, had taken Russia to the European Court of Human Rights after exhausting their legal options at home.
Today, Russia is more repressive than it has ever been in the post-Soviet era. The state has tightened control over free expression, assembly, and speech, aiming to silence independent critics, including online. Chechen authorities are waging their war on human rights defenders, resorting to such tactics as fabrication of criminal cases, attacks on property and threats of retaliation against family members.