Council of Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) poses with Thorbjoern Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe during their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on May 20, 2013.
The Commission continues to have serious concerns about the conformity of the fourth amendment to the Hungarian Constitution with European law ... The Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has been working actively with the Council of Europe to address the concerns that we have raised with the Hungarian authorities.
When appellate procedures in regard to verdicts against Bout and Yaroshenko, who both filed appeals, are over, we [Russia] intend to involve a mechanism of the Council of Europe’s convention on the transfer of sentenced persons to serve sentences in their countries and in this case hope for cooperation
The European Commission and the Council of Europe have not concealed their criticism of the Hungarian government. It must now be spoken about openly and honestly.More quotes »
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