European Anti Poverty Network

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) is the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grass-root groups as well as European Organizations, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It was established in 1990.

Supported by the European Commission , [1] EAPN is a network of 31 EU Member States (minus Slovenia), Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Macedonia. EAPN’s membership also includes 13 European Organizations. EAPN has a consultative status with the Council of Europe and is a member of the Platform of European Social NGOs . Read More…

European Alliance

The European Alliance (EA) is a political group in the European Committee of the Regions composed of a mix of regional and independent members. It was established in 1996, with strong influence of the European Free Alliance , and has since then existed in several incarnations.

Currently, the group gathers 36 local and regional politicians from 11 Member States: Belgium, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Read More…

Gennady Zyuganov

Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov ( Russian : Геннадий Андреевич Зюганов ; born 26 June 1944) is a Russian communist politician who has been the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation since 1993. He has been Chairman of the Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union (UCP-CPSU) since 2001, a deputy in the State Duma since 1993, and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 1996. Zyuganov ran for President of Russia four times, most notably in 1996, when he came close to winning the election, but lost in the second round to incumbent Boris Yeltsin . Read More…

Venice Commission

The Venice Commission is an advisory body of the Council of Europe , composed of independent experts in the field of constitutional law . It was created in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall , at a time of urgent need for constitutional assistance in Central and Eastern Europe. The Commission’s official name is the European Commission for Democracy through Law , where it takes place in Venice , Italy , where it is usually referred to as the Venice Commission. Read More…

Özlem Türköne

Özlem Piltanoğlu Türköne (born 9 October 1976, Ankara [1] ) is a Turkish columnist and politician of the Justice and Development Party . She was a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) between 2007 and 2011. [2] She has been a columnist for Zaman and Today’s Zaman . Read More…

Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge

The Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) [1] or European Certificate in Irish is a set of examinations for adult learners of Irish. TEG is linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ( Council of Europe , 2001). [2] It examines four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Examinations are currently available at five levels from Beginners 1 (A1) to Advanced 1 (C1) and are run internationally. In 2016 exams were held in Sydney, NY, Ottawa, and nationally in Ireland. There is the option for candidates for full examination (Lánchreidiúint) or just the oral examination (partial credit). Read More…

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