Council of Europe

Lithuania recalling ambassador from Afghanistan

Lithuania's government has proposed recalling Rokas Bernotas from the position of ambassador to Afghanistan on Aug. 2.

Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly urges Belarus to suspend N-plant construction

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on Belarus to suspend the construction of its Astravyets nuclear power plant in a...

Foreign Minister slams efforts to block Istanbul deal amid religious reasoning

Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius on Friday urged members of the parliament to ratify the so-called Istanbul Convention against abuse of women .

At Lithuanians' initiative, Council of Europe condemns LGBT persecution in Chechnya

At Lithuanian parliamentarians' initiative, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has condemned persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women, children and disable

“While considerable progress has been achieved in protecting human rights in recent years, the Lithuanian authorities still have to address some...