In the Council of Europe stated that they can reach a compromise with Russia before the meeting of foreign Ministers in may 2019.
This was said by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbjørn Jagland, reports TASS.
“This should be done before the meeting in Helsinki in may, which will bring together all the foreign Ministers. Space to find a solution there”, – said Jagland.
According to him, June of next year – the deadline for payment after which the Council of Europe will be forced to initiate the procedure of suspension of Russia’s membership in the statutory bodies of the organization.
“June of next year – a key term, because if everything continues, that will be two years after Russia ceased to pay contributions to the budget of the Council of Europe – “24”), and then there is a clear rule (the suspension of a member state party. – “24”.)”, – he said.
We will remind, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refused to vote for a change of rules regarding the sanctions and Russia postponed the decision on this issue next year. This means that Russia will resume its participation in the organization until the end of 2018. In addition, the Secretary-General of the organization Thorbjorn Jagland has said that Russia could be expelled from the Council of Europe for nonpayment of dues.
24 APR PACE in its decision recognized that the occupation of parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions is Russia. Thus, PACE’s amended resolution that stated the occupation of non-government-controlled areas of the Donbas by Russia and the “actual control” of these territories from the Russian Federation.
June 28, PACE adopted a resolution which condemned torture and the improper conditions of detention of Ukrainian citizens-political prisoners in Russia, and also contains requirements for the liberation of Ukrainians from Russian prisons.
What is the Council of Europe?
It is an international organization in Europe, which includes 47 member States. Membership is open to all European States, if they accept the rule of law. The structure of the Council of Europe includes the Committee of Ministers, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European court of human rights. Advisory bodies in the organization is the Venice Commission – an Advisory body of the Council of Europe on constitutional law, and the Congress of local and regional authorities of Europe – an Advisory body representing local and regional authorities. One of the biggest successes of the Happy Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms 1950.