The members of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe met on 6 November 2018 during the 35th Session of the Congress in Strasbourg.
They re-elected Leendert VERBEEK (Netherlands, SOC) Chair of the Monitoring Committee and elected five vice-chairs: Stewart DICKSON (United Kingdom, ILDG), Marie KAUFMANN (Czech Republic, EPP/CEE), Ludmila SFIRLOAGA (Romania, SOC), Vsevolod BELIKOV (Russian Federation, EPP/CCE) and Andrew LEADBETTER (United Kingdom, ECR).
The members took note of the reports under preparation, in particular on the observation of the cantonal assembly elections in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (7 October 2018) and the local elections in Poland (18-22 October) and on the situation of local and regional democracy in the Russian Federation (23-25 October 2018) and in Bosnia and Herzegovina (20-23 November 2018).
The committee also approved its work programme for 2019-2020. It will hold its next meeting in Belgrade (Serbia) on 7 February 2019.
** 35th Session of the Congress **