1009th meeting – 24 October 2007

Appendix 1
(Item 1.1)

1009 Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
(Strasbourg, 24 (9.30 a.m.) October 2007)



General questions


Adoption of the agenda



Preparation of forthcoming meetings

(CM/Notes/1009/1.2 of 19.10.2007)


Communication from the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General



Report of the Bureau

(CM/Notes/1009/1.4 of 22.10.2007)


Review of action taken by the Committee of Ministers on Parliamentary Assembly recommendations


(Item postponed)


Transfer of chairmanship between the Republic of Serbia and the Slovak Republic – Preparation

(CM/Notes/1009/1.6 of 12.10.2007)


Inviting non-member states without observer status to the Council of Europe to meetings of Rapporteur Groups of the Ministers’ Deputies

(CM/Notes/1009/1.7 of 16.10.2007)


Swearing-in of the Deputy Secretary General


Working Party on Institutional Reforms (GT-REF.INST) –
“Building on our strengths: Eight initiatives to shape the Council of Europe for the future –

Towards a medium-term strategy” – Conclusions of the GT-REF.INST
(Item prepared by GT-REF.INST on 11.10.2007)

(SG/Inf(2007)4, GT-REF.INST(2007)CB4)
(CM/Notes/1009/1.9 of 18.10.2007)


Democracy and political questions


Current political questions
- Statement by the Representative of Moldova
- Statement by the Representative of Georgia


Situation in Cyprus


25th Quadripartite meeting between the Council of Europe and the European Union
(Strasbourg, 23 October 2007) – Follow-up

(CM/Notes/1009/2.3 of 16.10.2007)


6th meeting of the co-ordination group between the Council of Europe and the OSCE
(Strasbourg, 19 October 2007) – Follow-up

(CE/OSCE(2007)2 final, CM/Inf(2007)43 rev)
(CM/Notes/1009/2.4 of 16.10.2007)


Parliamentary Assembly


4th Part of the 2007 Session (Strasbourg, 1-5 October 2007)

a. Texts adopted

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)1006/3.1 and 2007 Session (Provisional compendium of texts adopted))
(CM/Notes/1009/3.1a of 16.10.2007)

b. Joint Committee (Strasbourg, 4 October 2007) – Follow-up – Proposal for a Committee of
Ministers-Parliamentary Assembly Working Group to assist the Joint Committee in its work

(CM/Notes/1009/3.1b of 12.10.2007)


Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

a. Written Question No. 482 by Mr Mercan: “German citizenship procedures for Muslims”

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)956/3.2a, CM/Del/Dec(2007)990/1.1, CM/AS(2007)Quest482 prov)
(CM/Notes/1009/3.2a of 8.10.2007)

b. Written Question No. 533 by Ms Pashayeva: “Massive fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan committed by Armenia”


c. Written Question No. 534 by Ms Pashayeva: “Regular violation of the agreement on the cease-fire regime between Azerbaijan and Armenia by the armed forces of Armenia”


d. Written Question No. 535 by Mr Harutiunyan: “Violation of the European Cultural Convention by Azerbaijan”


e. Written Question No. 536 by Mr Huseynov: “The need to carry out research by Azerbaijani scientists in Azikh cave (situated in the Azerbaijani district of Fuzuli occupied by Armenia), the most ancient human settlement in Europe”



f. Written Question No. 537 by Ms Lundgren: “Rewriting history in school books in Russia”


(CM/Notes/1009/3.2bcdef of 10.10.2007)

g. Written Question No. 524 by Mrs Acketoft: “Ban on a Chişinau demonstration by homosexuals”

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)998/3.2a, CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/1.1, CM/Del/Dec(2007)1006/3.2b, CM/AS(2007)Quest524 prov2 of …, DD(2007)471, DD(2007)518)

(Item postponed)


Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers –
Action by the Chairperson of the Ministers’ Deputies concerning certain written questions

(Item postponed)


Human rights


Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG)

a. Abridged report of the 37th meeting (Strasbourg, 13-15 June 2007)

b. Draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on Gender Equality Standards and Mechanisms and its Explanatory Memorandum

(Item prepared by TC-EG)

(CM(2007)153, CM(2007)153 add)
(CM/Notes/1009/4.1 of 12.10.2007)

(Item postponed)


European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) –
Examination of proposals for the nomination of members
(Item prepared by GR-H on 13.9.2007)

(Resolution Res(2002)8, DG-HL(2007)3, DG-HL(2007)4, DG-HL(2007)4 corr)
(CM/Notes/1009/4.2 of 11.10.2007 and CM/Notes/1009/4.2 corr of 18.10.2007)


Abolition of the death penalty in all member states of the Council of Europe

(CM/Del/Dec(2001)769/4.4, CM/Del/Dec(2005)924/4.2, CM/Del/Dec(2005)939/1.1, CM/Del/Dec(2005)941/4.1, CM/Del/Dec(2006)953/4.2, CM/Del/Dec(2006)962/4.3, CM/Del/Dec(2006)974/4.1, CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.4, CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/4.1)
(CM/Notes/1009/4.3 of 24.9.2007)


Social cohesion


European Health Committee (CDSP) –
Abridged report of the 60th meeting (Strasbourg, 5-7 June 2007)
(Item prepared by GR-SOC on 9.10.2007)

(CM/Notes/1009/6.1 of 18.10.2007)


“The situation of migrant workers in temporary employment agencies (TEAs)” –
Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1782 (2007)
(Item prepared by GR-SOC on 9.10.2007)

(REC_1782 (2007), CM/AS(2007)Rec1782 prov2)
(CM/Notes/1009/6.2 of 12.10.2007)


Education and culture


Preparation of the “2008 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue” – Report by the Thematic Co-ordinator (TC-ID)

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)998/1.7, CM(2007)77 final, TC-ID(2007)CB1)
(CM/Notes/1009/7.1 of 12.10.2007)


Sustainable development


Group of Specialists on the European Diploma of Protected Areas (PE-S-DE)

a. Abridged report of the 11th meeting (Strasbourg, 8-9 February 2007)

b. Draft resolutions on the renewal and non-renewal of the European Diploma of Protected Areas

(Item prepared by GR-C on 9.10.2007 and 23.10.2007)

(CM/Notes/1009/9.1 of 12.10.2007)


Enhanced Memorandum of Co-operation between the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (Nairobi, 1992) and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (ETS No. 104) (Bern, 1979)
(Item prepared by GR-C on 9.10.2007)

(CM/Notes/1009/9.2 of 12.10.2007)


Administration and logistics


Financial statements of the Council of Europe for the year ended 31 December 2006

- External Auditor’s report 2006 and comments by the Secretary General

- Exchange of views with Sir John Bourn, National Audit Office (United Kingdom)

(Item prepared by GR-AB on 11.10.2007)

(CM(2007)100, CM(2007)100 corr, CM(2007)100 corrrev, CM(2007)100 corr2, CM(2007)103)
(CM/Notes/1009/11.1 of 12.10.2007)


Financial statements of the Partial Agreement establishing the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity for the year ended 31 December 2006
(Item prepared by the GR-AB on 25.9.2007)

(CM(2007)100, CM(2007)101, CM(2007)103)
(CM/Notes/1009/11.2 of 5.10.2007 and CM/Notes/1009/11.2 add of 23.10.2007)


Financial statements of the Partial Agreement on the European Support Fund for the
co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audio visual works “Eurimages” for the year ended 31 December 2006
(Item prepared by GR-AB on 25.9.2007)

(CM(2007)100, CM(2007)102, CM(2007)103)
(CM/Notes/1009/11.3 of 5.10.2007 and CM/Notes/1009/11.3 add of 23.10.2007)


Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR) –
Concertation Group: Article 7 of the Regulation on the Co-ordination System – 181st report

(Item prepared by GR-AB on 25.9.2007)

(CM/Notes/1009/11.4 of 5.10.2007)


Any other business



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