The Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe met online 28 April 2021, chaired by newly elected Chair Gudrun Mosler-Törnström (Austria, SOC/G/PD), .
The Committee considered the application of the European Charter on Local Self-Government in Bulgaria (rapporteurs: Bryony Rudkin (United Kingdom, SOC/G/PD) and Randi Mondorf (Denmark, ILDG)) and in Azerbaijan (rapporteurs: Bernd Vöhringer (Germany, EPP/CD) and Stewart Dickson (United Kingdom, ILDG)). The Committee also considered remote monitoring meetings in Spain on 18-20 May 2021 and Germany on 26-28 May 2021), as well as the monitoring reports in preparation concerning Albania, Cyprus, the Netherlands, and North Macedonia.
The Committee agreed to prepare a report on the situation of independent candidates and opposition in local and regional elections and a report on human rights and environment.
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