CE Special Representative: Establishment of EU Bureau on Fundamental Rights is not a Threat for CE (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Ismayilova / Denis Bribosia, Council of Europe (CE) special representative in Azerbaijan, stated in talks with Trend on 11 May that the establishment of the European Union (EU) Bureau on Fundamental Rights in Vienna is not a threat for the CE.
"It is dealt with by two different types of organizations. The CE is an inter-governmental organization with a classic understanding of this word. The new organization cannot be compared with the existing political organizations," Bribosia said.
Touching upon the threats of the appearance of new organization for the activities of the CE, which unites 47 countries, including Montenegro, the special representatives noted that the CE member-countries are interested in investing in human rights. "We are interested in the observation of human rights in the countries and see people appealing to the European Courts afterwards," he emphasized.
The EU is interested in the improvement of the situation with human rights in its member countries. Therefore, the EU members came out with an initiative to establish an organization, which will solve the issue related to human rights with in the organization.
Last year the Prime Minister of Luxembourg had developed a report analyzing the CE. One of the proposals suggested was the EU to become a member of the CE. Bribosia hopes that this will go ahead, however it is to join the European Convention on Human Rights. "There is a political will for the EU join the Convention. There are some technical issues which can be resolved," he added.