Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to Štefan Füle
On 1 April 2014, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, met with Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in Brussels. They signed a new cooperation agreement putting in place a new framework for cooperation in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Regions for the period 2014-2020.
The agreement will enable the two organisations to work together in a more strategic and result-focused manner to help promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Regions based on the Council of Europe’s binding international conventions, monitoring bodies and assistance programmes.
This administrative agreement sets out working methods for cooperation through joint programmes in the EU Enlargement Region (Turkey and the Western Balkans), countries covered by the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and also countries in the Southern Mediterranean region (initially Morocco and Tunisia).