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Council of Europe Secretary General: ''Political pressure at the local level is the most concrete, constant and direct''

Council of Europe Secretary General: ''Political pressure at the local level is the most concrete, constant and direct''  [13/10/2009]

Thorbjorn Jagland, the newly elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe, delivered today his first institutional speech in this function to the Congress Plenary Session. He underlined the importance of the role of local representatives as those politicians who are most directly confronted with the needs, wishes and complaints of their electorate. “At the local level, pressure is perhaps most concrete, constant and direct”, he said.   (More...)

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Thorbjørn Jagland : ''Au niveau local, la pression politique est plus palpable, plus constante et plus directe''  [13/10/2009]

Thorbjørn Jagland a prononcé aujourd'hui son premier discours institutionnel en qualité de Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l’Europe devant la Session plénière du Congrès. M. Jagland a souligné l’importance du rôle des élus locaux, qui sont les responsables politiques les plus directement confrontés aux besoins, aux souhaits et aux réclamations de leur électorat. ''Au niveau local, la pression est probablement plus palpable, plus constante et plus directe'', a-t-il déclaré.   (More...)

Discours (anglais)