Congress’ delegation to observe local elections in Finland

Congress’ delegation to observe local elections in Finland

07.04.2017

 A delegation of the Congress is undertaking a visit to Finland from 5 to 10 April 2017, to observe the local elections scheduled for 9 April.

 Headed by Congress Rapporteur Ms Lelia Hunziker (Switzerland, SOC), the delegation includes 23 participants from 18 Council of Europe Member States. Prior to Election Day, preparatory meetings are held on 6 and 7 April in Helsinki, with a particular focus on the current territorial reform and implications for the local elections on Sunday. For this purpose, the delegation will exchange views with the Director of the election administration of Ministry of Justice, Mr Arto Jääskeläinen, the Minister of Local Government and Public reforms, Ms Anu Vehviläinen, as well as the Mayor of Helsinki, M. Jussi Pajunen. On Election Day, 9 April, the Congress delegation will deploy 10 teams to observe voting in different regions of the country. A Press Conference will be held on Monday, 10 April 2017, at 11:00 to present the preliminary conclusions of the mission (venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Meeting room 1 – Mannerheimintie 50, 00260 Helsinki). 

Source: http://www.coe.int/t/congress/default_EN.asp?


NEWS

Association of Rural Mayors of France and theAssociation of Communities of Armenia renewed their partnership agreement
Association of Rural Mayors of France and theAssociation of Communities of Armenia renewed their partnership agreement

15:24

17 11 2017

The delegation of the Association of Rural Mayors of France was welcomed in Yerevan from 8 to...

Best Community -2017 competition results are announced in Yerevan.
Best Community -2017 competition results are announced in Yerevan.

11:35

14 11 2017

To mark the national Local Self-Government Day and the 20 th  anniversary of the...

Congress President welcomes the development of local self-government in Armenia
Congress President welcomes the development of local self-government in Armenia

16:44

13 11 2017

“Not many countries celebrate local self-government as a National Day. By doing so, and by...

“Outlook for the future: a new agenda for decentralisation” forum on local democracy in Armenia took place in Yerevan
“Outlook for the future: a new agenda for decentralisation” forum on local democracy in Armenia took place in Yerevan

11:29

13 11 2017

The Forum has brought together over 200 mayors and councillors, representatives of the national...

Conference: Innovation and Regional Development as Growth Factors  in  the Eastern Partnership Countries
Conference: Innovation and Regional Development as Growth Factors in the Eastern Partnership Countries

16:59

30 10 2017

Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) on innovation...

Meeting of the Bureau of the CoE Congress  in Strasbourg
Meeting of the Bureau of the CoE Congress in Strasbourg

14:37

18 10 2017

The Bureau of the Congress met in Strasbourg on 17 October 2017, on the day before the 33rd...