Greece has assumed the presidency of the Council of Europe

Greece begins its chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe after Georgia. About it reports a press-service institutions.

Transfer of chairmanship Georgia Greece took place on 15 may during a video conference with the participation of 47 member countries.

“Given the current situation, Greece has decided during its presidency to focus on the protection of public health and the response to the crisis in health care, while focusing on the respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law,” said sthe Deputy head of the Greek foreign Ministry for European Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis.

He noted that among other priorities – ensuring the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, protection of the vulnerable groups of children and young people’s rights to digital education, and issues in the field of social protection and environmental protection.

The chairmanship will last till 18 Nov 2020.

November 4, Athens plans to host the session of the Committee of Ministers, which will be attended by the foreign Ministers of the 47 member countries of the organization. It will also mark the 70th anniversary of the European Convention for the protection of human rights. After Greece the Committee will be chaired by Germany.

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