Congress delegation heading for a monitoring mission to assess grassroots democracy in Spain
Strasbourg, 11.01.2013 - The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will carry out the second part of its monitoring visit to Spain on 14 January 2013. Congress Rapporteurs Marc COOLS (ILDG, Belgium) and Leen VERBEEK (SOC, The Netherlands) will examine the follow-up to the commitments undertaken by Spain in the field of local and regional democracy with regard to its ratification of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in 1988. This mission follows a first visit carried out in June 2012.
Meetings are scheduled with Antonio Germán Beteta Barreda, Secretary of State for Public Administration, the Spanish Delegation to the Congress as well as with Iñigo de la Serna Hernáiz, President of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP)
A project of recommendation on the situation of local and regional democracy in Spain will be submitted for adoption to the Congress Session in March 2013.
Contact on the spot:
Ms Stéphanie POIREL
Mobile: + 33 6 63 55 07 10
The Congress has two chambers, the Chamber of Local Authorities and the Chamber of Regions.