Council of Europe

Fischer 3614 | Michel 3762 | Year of issue 1999 | Republic of Poland

50th anniversary of the foundation of the Council of Europe.

Emblem of Europe, Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg


50 Rocznica powstania Rady Europy = 50th anniversary of the Council of Europe.


The Council is the main decision-making body of the European Union. The ministers of the member states meet within the Council. Depending on the issue on the agenda, each country is represented by the minister responsible for that subject (foreign affairs, finance, social affairs, transport, agriculture, etc.). The presidency of the Council is held for six months by each member state on a rotational basis.
The Council of Europe is not to be confused with the Council of the European Union or the European Council, as it is a separate organisation and not part of the European Union.


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