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Europe

The United Kingdom and Germany have extended the protection they accord to minority languages under the Council of Europe’s Language Charter (ECRML). This is the first time since 2008 that State Parties have accepted additional undertakings under this treaty. On 23 December 2020, the United Kingdom notified the Council of Europe that it would significantly strengthen the protection and promotion of the Manx Gaelic …

Healthcare

Asbarez. Facilitated by ABMDR, the cell-harvesting procedure  is the 36h in the history of the organization LOS ANGELES— Despite unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry has been able to facilitate a potentially life-saving stem cell-harvesting procedure. On January 11, a Yerevan resident, a young man who is …

Europe

Germany should set up stricter rules to better prevent conflicts of interest and improve government transparency, says a new report from the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) in its Fifth Evaluation Round report on Germany. Germany is a founding member of GRECO, since its establishment in 1999. (see the German version of the report) With the Anti-Corruption Directive (and its complementary …

Europe

Germany has taken over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Greece during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member States. Greece’s Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis gave an overview of his country’s achievements during its Presidency. The new Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Heiko Maas, Federal Minister …

Society

A new consignment of humanitarian aid has arrived in Armenia thanks to the French and German Affiliates of the Hayastan All Armenian Fund and the dedication of the Armenian Diaspora. The humanitarian aid, weighing 25 tons, is comprised mainly of medication and medical supplies. This humanitarian effort by the Armenian communities of France and Germany …

Politics

Comment by the Information and Public Relations Department of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh The legitimate interests of the people of Artsakh in Germany are protected by an organization that is registered and operates in full compliance with the legislation of the host country. Among the goals of the organization, worth mentioning, …

World

The German Bundestag is currently discussing a reform of the electoral law in order to curb further enlargement of the parliament and increase the proportion of women in parliament. Stefanie Schiffer, Chairperson of the European Platform for Democratic Elections, explains that a reform of the current electoral law must also include stricter rules for campaign …

Politics

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is in Germany on a working visit, has arrived in Munich. The Premier attended the opening ceremony of the Munich Security Conference, during which President of the Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger, and President of Germany Frank -Walter Steinmeier delivered welcoming speeches The Munich Security Conference brings together presidents, heads of …

Politics

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has arrived in the Federal Republic of Germany on a working visit. After the welcoming ceremony, held at Tegel Airport in Berlin, the Prime Minister left for the German Bundestag where he is to meet with Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble. The Prime Minister next will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel …