Sergey Gaplikov represented Russia at the 36th plenary session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Being the member of the Russian delegation, the Head of the Republic of Komi took part in the 36th plenary session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The forum was held in Strasbourg, France.
In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation from July 21, 2016 No. 217-rp, Sergey Gaplikov was appointed deputy representative of the Russian Federation in the Chamber of Regions of the Congress.
At a time when the Russian parliamentary delegation does not participate in PACE activities, the Russian Foreign Ministry considers the active participation of the Russian delegation in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CEE) to be an important and principle aspect.
This was the fourth time the Head of the Republic of Komi took part in the forum. “Mayors on the guard of democracy” was the main theme of the 36th session. Different issues of regional policy, financial situation of regions and municipalities, conflicts of interests at local and regional levels were considered. Congress documents on the state of democracy in a number of the Council of Europe member states were adopted.
On April 3, the Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland Anne BERNER, as well as the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, addressed the members of the Congress on behalf of the Finnish chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. On April 4, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly Liljan Mori Pasquier also welcomed the participants.
During his working visit to Strasbourg, Sergey Gaplikov held a number of meetings with European colleagues and foreign partners on cooperation with the Republic of Komi and joint projects implementation.