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The Congress assesses the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in the Czech Republic

A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, composed of rapporteurs Viorel Furdui (Republic of Moldova, ILDG) and Jani Kokko (Finland, SOC/G/PD), will carry out a follow-up visit to Prague, Brno , Jilhava and Velký Beranov from 2 to 4 March 2022 to assess the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in the Czech Republic since the previous monitoring report adopted by the Congress in 2012.

The rapporteurs will exchange views on the latest developments in the field of local and regional self-government in the Czech Republic with Vít Rakušan, Minister of the Interior, Ivan Bartoš, Minister for Regional Development, as well as with representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Constitutional Court and the Public Defender of Rights.

In Parliament, the delegation will meet Miloš Vystrčil, President of the Senate and Markéta Pekarovà Adamovà, President of the Chamber of Deputies.

Meetings will also be held with the Mayor of Prague and representatives of the municipalities of Jihlava and Velký Beranov, as well as with the Governor of the Central Bohemian Regional Council. The Congress delegation will also meet members of the Czech national delegation to the Congress as well as the presidents of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic and the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic ratified the European Charter of Local Self-Government in 1999. Countries that have ratified the Charter are bound by its provisions. The Charter requires the implementation of a minimum set of rights which form the essential basis of local self-government in Europe. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe ensures that these principles are respected in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.

Contact

Stéphanie POIREL, Secretary of the Monitoring Committee
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Telephone: +33 (0)3 90 21 51 84
Email: [email protected]

Teresa R. Cabrera

The author Teresa R. Cabrera