Press release - CG021(2017)
Monitoring visit by the Congress to the Principality of Andorra
Strasbourg, 20 April 2017 – A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will carry out its first monitoring visit to the Principality of Andorra from 25 to 26 April 2017. Co-rapporteurs on local democracy,
Ms Gaye Doganoglu (Turkey, EPP-CCE), and Mr Zdenek Broz (Czech Republic, ECR), will examine the situation on local democracy in the light of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, ratified by the country in 2011.
High level meetings are scheduled, in particular with Mr Antoni Martí Petit, Head of Principality of Andorra government, and Mr Jordi Cinca Mateos, Minister of Finance.
The delegation will also meet with the President of the Court of Auditors, Sr. Francesc d’Assís Pons Tomàs, the Vice-President of the General Council (Parliament), Ms Mònica Bonell Tuset, the President of the Constitutional Court, Mr Isidre Molas Batllori, as well as the Ombudsman (El Raonador del Ciutada), Mr Josep Rodriguez Gutièrrez.
Finally, the rapporteurs will hold discussions with representatives of local authorities, notably Ms Conxita Marsol Riart, Mayor of Andorra la Vella, Mr Josep Mandicó Calvó, Mayor of Canillo, Mr Jordi Torres Arauz, Mayor of Encamp, as well as the National Delegation of Andorra to the Congress.
The Principality of Andorra ratified the European Charter of Local Self Government in 2011. The countries which have ratified the Charter are bound by its provisions. The Charter requires compliance with a minimum number of rights, which form the European bedrock of local self-government. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities makes sure that these principles are observed.
Svitlana Pereverten, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Co-secretary of the Monitoring Committee, Phone: +33 6 50 39 29 01, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
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