Andreas Kiefer addresses the Committee of Ministers: “Local authorities bind our societies together and apply democracy and human rights close to the citizens”Strasbourg 13 December 2017
“The European model of society is not characterised by vertical hierarchies but has developed...
authorities and requires states which have ratified it to comply with a number of principles. Opened for signature on 15 October 1985, the Charter is ratified by all 47 Council of Europe member states.
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