Council of Europe

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

In 1948 the Congress of Europe, bringing together at The Hague nearly 1,000 influential Europeans from 26 countries, called for the creation of a united Europe, including a European Assembly. This proposal, examined first by the Ministerial Council of the Brussels Treaty Organization, then by a conference of ambassadors, was at the origin of the Council of Europe, which is, with its 46 member States, the widest organization bringing together all European democracies. The Statute of the Council was signed at London on 5 May 1949 and came into force two months later.

Further Reading

  1. Cook, C. and Paxton, J., European Political Facts of the Twentieth Century. 2000Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009

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  • Barry Turner

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