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The Congress followed the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in Cyprus

A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe followed the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in Cyprus from 29 to 30 March 2021.

The delegation was made up of the co-rapporteurs on local and regional democracy in Cyprus, Marc Cools (Belgium, GILD) and Gunn Marit Helgesen (Norway, EPP / CCE). They held meetings with local and national authorities to assess developments concerning the application of the Charter since the last monitoring report and recommendation adopted in 2016. All meetings were held online due to the current health crisis.

The delegation met the national delegation of Cyprus to the Congress, the national associations of local and regional authorities, the Parliament (House of Representatives), the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Finance, the President of the Supreme Court, the Ombudsman and the Court of Auditors. They also had meetings with the mayors of Nicosia and Pegeia.

The resulting report will be examined by the Monitoring Committee.

Cyprus ratified the European Charter of Local Self-Government in 1988. The countries which have ratified the Charter are bound by its provisions. The Charter requires the implementation of a minimum set of rights which constitute the fundamental 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, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Secretary of the Monitoring Committee, Tel. : +33 (0) 3 90 21 51 84,
E-mail: [email protected]

See the agenda here

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Teresa R. Cabrera

The author Teresa R. Cabrera