Council of Europe Meeting: Austria Sees Europe as Shield of Human Rights

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: May 23, 2022; 17:07 ♦ (Vindobona)

At the annual meeting of foreign ministers at the Council of Europe, the focus was on the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. Alexander Schallenberg, Austria's foreign minister pleaded for common values and principles, calling the Council of Europe "a strong shield for the defense of the universality of human rights."

The annual meeting was held this year in Turin. / Picture: © BMEIA / Gruber

On May 20, 2022, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg attended the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the now 46 member states of the Council of Europe, which took place this year under the Italian chairmanship in Turin.

The ministerial meeting focused on the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, which had also led to the exclusion of the Russian Federation from the…