Juncker proposes Council of Europe membership for EU

Jean-Claude Juncker, the prime minister of Luxembourg, has proposed that the EU become a member of human rights watchdog the Council of Europe, in a bid to strengthen ties between the two organisations.

The Luxembourg leader on Tuesday (11 April) proposed a series of concrete ideas to revamp ties between the two organisations, which are sometimes seen as competing in the area of fundamental rights.

The Council of Europe was established in 1949 as the first political form of Euro...

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