27 Oct 2021 16:32:0041st Session Strasbourg, France 27 October 2021
On 27 October 2021, during its 41st session, the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional...
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Today the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities adopted a report on...
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North Macedonia: decentralisation advances, but more clarity on division of competences, adequate financial resources needed41stSession Strasbourg, France 27 October 2021
Political commitment to decentralisation is observed in North Macedonia, but more clarity in law...
The European Charter of Local Self-Government lays down standards for protecting the rights of local authorities and requires states which have ratified it to comply with a number of principles. The Congress is responsible for evaluating the application of the Charter in each Member State.
Cooperation and thematic activities complement, in the field, the normative work of the Congress. They are based on the political dialogue and the monitoring of the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, and enable the implementation of the adopted recommendations and resolutions.
The Congress periodically observes local and regional elections in Council of Europe member States and, sometimes, beyond. This activity, which may be organised in cooperation with other international organisations, complements the political monitoring of the European Charter of Local Self-Government
Post-monitoring and post-electoral dialogue aims to support national authorities in order to ensure the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Congress and addressed to the national authorities of member states by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
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Download on Youtube a short video clip which presents the monitoring of the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self Government and the observation of local and regional elections.