The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe closed its 18th Session on 19th March 2010.
Resolutions and recommendations on current affairs and on the situation of local and regional democracy in Europe were adopted at the end of the debates. They are,
notably, related to climate change, local authorities and human rights, North-South co-operation, gender equality in politics, intra-regional transport, minority
languages, as well as local democracy in Portugal and Iceland, and regional democracy in Switzerland.
The Congress also adopted a recommendation and a resolution
concerning the observation of elections in Azerbaijan, held on 23th December 2009.