| Greetings by Herwig Van Staa, President of the Congress
For the Congress, 2013 will be yet another year of challenges against the background of the persistent economic crisis which is having such a harsh impact on Europe’s municipalities and regions.
The commitment of elected representatives to ethical conduct is indispensable to rebuild confidence, reduce political apathy and thus a prerequisite for democracy. The fight against corruption at local and regional level is therefore a key issue during my term of presidency.
Herwig van Staa