AUTUMN SESSION
(Strasbourg, 2-3 December 2008)

STANDING COMMITTEE

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEE

DRAFT AGENDA - CG/SA(15)OJ1PROV
(latest update: 01/12/2008)

Plenary Sitting (public)

2 December 2008 (9.30 am – 12.30 pm) – Hemicycle

Members’ attention is drawn to:

· The deadline for tabling amendments (Office 6048): 4pm at the latest on the eve of the day when the texts to which they refer are to be discussed (Rule 27 of the Congress Rules of Procedure).

· Registration of speakers for the debates: the form for registration of speakers for the debates have to be submitted to the Secretariat staff seated at the President’s rostrum.

1. OPENING OF THE SESSION

   

by Yavuz MILDON (Turkey, R, EPP/CD), Congress President

 
   

2. AGENDA

 

Adoption of the draft agenda

[CG/SA(15)OJ1PROV]

   

3. STATEMENT BY Lluís Maria de PUIG

 

President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

 

Debate

 
   

4. LOCAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE RECENT CONFLICT IN SOUTH CAUCASUS

 

4.1 Introduction by:

 

    · Yavuz MILDON (Turkey, R, EPP/CD), Congress President

 

    · Thomas HAMMARBERG, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

[CP792a08]

 

4.2 Support from European and Regional Authorities

[CG(15)31RES]

Presentation of a draft Resolution by the Rapporteur:
Dubravka SUICA (Croatia, L, EPP/CD)

 

Contributions from:

 

    · George UGULAVA, Mayor of the City of Tbilisi, Georgia

 

    · Mamuka ABULADZE, Head of the Georgian delegation to the Congress and Chairman of the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia

 

    · Svetlana ORLOVA, Chair of the Federation Council’s Commission on aid to victims of the humanitarian crisis in South Ossetia, Head of the Russian delegation to the Congress

 

    · Larissa KHABITSOVA, Chair of the Parliament of the Republic of North Osetia – Alania, Russian Federation

 

4.3 General debate

 

4.4 Examination and vote on the draft Resolution by members
of the Standing Committee1

 
   

5. LOCAL DEMOCRACY IN ARMENIA

 

Statement by Armen GEVORGYAN, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister

for Territorial Administration of Armenia

 

Debate

 
     

6. ELECTION PROCEDURE OF THE CONGRESS SECRETARY GENERAL

Presentation by the Rapporteurs:
Halvdan SKARD (Norway, L, SOC) and
Herwig VAN STAA (Austria, R, EPP/CD)

[CG(15)30RES]
[CG(15)30REP]

 

Debate

 

Examination and vote on the draft Resolution by members of the Standing Committee2

 
   

7. CLOSING OF THE SITTING, AROUND 12pm

 

******

At the end of the sitting, in the hemicycle

Official signature of the co-operation agreement between the North-South Centre and the Congress by:
Claude FREY, President of the North-South Centre
Yavuz MILDON (Turkey, R, EPP/CD), Congress President

Award ceremony: Prize of the Regions of the Congress in the Hemicycle
followed by a reception outside the Hemicycle, offered by DEXIA, sponsor of the Prize

1 Report submitted for examination and adoption on behalf of the Congress
(Article 8 of the Congress Charter and Article 15.6 of the Congress Rules of Procedure)

2 Report submitted for examination and adoption on behalf of the Congress
(Article 8 of the Congress Charter and Article 15.6 of the Congress Rules of Procedure)



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