March 16, 2022
After 26 years of membership, the Committee of Ministers decided in an extraordinary meeting that the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe, citing Article 8 to launch the procedure which states that any member of the Council of Europe which has seriously violated the rule of law, citizens’ freedoms and human rights may be suspended from its rights of representation.
March 09, 2022
EU ambassadors agreed to more sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, targeting more oligarchs, the maritime industry and will remove three Belarusian banks from the SWIFT international payment system.
March 04, 2022
France's highest court, the Cour de Cassation, upheld a ban on barristers wearing the hijab and other religious symbols in courtrooms in the north, setting a precedent for the rest of the country as the Republican value of secularism stirs debate ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
March 02, 2022
As a result of their recent armed attack of Ukraine, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has suspended the Russian Federation from its rights of representation in the Committee of Ministers and in the Parliamentary Assembly.
February 22, 2022
In and effort to boost the social economy sector in Europe, 21 EU social economy ministers met in Paris and agreed to develop a common definition of social economy practices and legal frameworks that will be included in the Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP).