At the invitation of the City of Metz, the members of the Congress Monitoring Committee held their meeting in Metz, France, on 11 February 2020. The meeting was preceded by an address by Dominique Gros, Mayor of the City of Metz, and Jean-Pierre Liouville, member of the Monitoring Committee and Councillor of the Grand Est Region.
The meeting, chaired by Leendert Verbeek, provided an opportunity to discuss two reports on the monitoring of the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in Armenia and Turkey, as well as a fact-finding report on the territorial reform in Latvia.
The agenda also included the approval of the reports on the observation of the local elections in the Republic of Moldova held on 20 October 2019 and on the Congress contribution to re-establishing local elections in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in view of the October 2020 general local elections.
In addition, the members examined the draft “Contemporary commentary on the explanatory report to the European Charter of Local Self-Government”, which aims to put the provisions of the Charter - as developed in the explanatory report - into perspective in the light of the 30 years of its application.
The draft recommendations and resolutions related to these reports will be debated for adoption at the 38th Congress Session to be held in Strasbourg, France, from 17 to 19 March 2020.
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