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COUNCIL OF EUROPE'S 2004 BUDGET ADOPTED

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The ministers' deputies at the Council of Europe have adopted the organisation's ordinary budget for 2004. The cont...
The ministers' deputies at the Council of Europe have adopted the organisation's ordinary budget for 2004. The contribution of the member states will amount to 180.5 million euros (as opposed to 175 million euros in 2003).

It is above-all the funding of the European Court of Human Rights which will increase, as part of the 2003-05 programme to boost its resources. The court budget for 2004 amounts to 39.2 million euros, representing an increase of 10.7% on 2003, and 56% since the creation of the single court on 1 November 1998.

The volume of the remainder of the budget will stay constant in real terms. Nevertheless, due to savings made in the Organisation's operating expenditure and the internal redeployment of resources, funding for some activities will increase, including :

- the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)

- the fight against terrorism

- work on the draft convention against trafficking in human beings

- activities to improve the situation and representation of Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in Europe

- combating corruption and money laundering

- intercultural and interreligious dialogue

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