Strasbourg, Alsace (F), 23-25 March 2000 At the 7th Plenary session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, 23-25th May 2000), Mr Llibert Cuatrecasas (Catalonia – E) was elected President of the Congress with the support of the AER and all the political groups. Mr Cuatrecasas is an active member of the AER and is … [Read more...]
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The AER Presidium met on 18th February 2000 and welcomed with satisfaction the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi's, announcement concerning the drawing up of a White paper of European governance and decided to commit AER member Regions to making a contribtion to this deliberation in the interest of regional authorities. In addition, the Presidium exressed … [Read more...]
Headlines: 50 years' service for democracy Recognition of Local and Regional Authorities Towards a genuine “Council of Europeans” Reinforced cooperation between the AER and the CLRAE EU report on “Better Lawmaking” AER’s Action Programme for 1999 CoR report on subsidiarity Committee C “Regional Policy” >New methods and concrete action 5th … [Read more...]
The Draft European Charter of Regional Democracy was initiated by the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe (CLRAE) in 1997. The original idea behind the Charter was to set out the key principles that should underlie effective regional democracy in Europe, covering areas such as financial autonomy and legislative powers. However, the Charter … [Read more...]
The "Declaration on Regionalism" in Europe was adopted by the AER in 1996 during the General Meeting of European Regions in Basel (CH). It is a reference document for new regions or those undergoing expansion. It defines the norms and criteria for regional development and fixes the different steps to be undertaken so that the region can beacknowledged as a fully-fledged … [Read more...]