Congress underlines the need to take into account capital cities’ specific needs in a framework that is both flexible and guarantees their autonomy

Congress underlines the need to take into account capital cities’ specific needs in a framework that is both flexible and guarantees their autonomy

17.09.2020

"Capital cities are often the demographic, cultural, economic and political center of countries with consequences that can be both positive and negative for their autonomy," said rapporteur Amelie Tarschys-Ingre (Sweden, ILDG), during the adoption of the report on the "Status of Capital Cities" by the Congress Governance Committee on 15 September 2020.

The draft recommendation, approved by the Committee, underlines the need to take into account capital cities’ specific needs in a framework that is both flexible and guarantees their autonomy. "Instead of a rigid approach to impose some kind of special status on all capitals, states should have a certain margin of appreciation to take into account the specific conditions of each country," the rapporteur stressed.

The draft recommendation calls for procedural safeguards to ensure the autonomy of capital cities and reduce the risk of interference by other levels of authority. The measures recommended concern the legal framework of the capital’s administration, a clear division of powers between boroughs and sufficient resources to implement them. In addition, if a special statute was to be designed, it should be developed in accordance with the principles set out in the European Charter of Local Self-Government.

Source:https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/-/guaranteeing-the-autonomy-of-capital-cities-through-a-flexible-status


NEWS

Council of the French Department of Bouches-du-Rhône adopted a Declaration in support of Artsakh
Council of the French Department of Bouches-du-Rhône adopted a Declaration in support of Artsakh

16:32

27 10 2020

The Council of the French Department of Bouches-du-Rhône unanimously adopted a...

 U.S.-Armenia-Azerbaijan Joint Statement
U.S.-Armenia-Azerbaijan Joint Statement

14:54

26 10 2020

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov...

Azerbaijan continues to target peaceful settlements in Artsakh
Azerbaijan continues to target peaceful settlements in Artsakh

12:42

21 10 2020

Azerbaijan continues to target peaceful settlements in Artsakh.

ELDW Coordination Meeting With National Coordinators
ELDW Coordination Meeting With National Coordinators

20:15

09 10 2020

On October 9 ELDW Coordination Meeting With National Coordinators was held. The webinar entitled...

Congress President deplores yet another blow to local self-government in Turkey
Congress President deplores yet another blow to local self-government in Turkey

11:21

02 10 2020

“I am deeply concerned about continued arrests, over the last days, of democratically...

Հոկտեմբերի 2-ից՝ ժամը 14:00-ից գործելու են մի շարք սահմանափակումներ և կարգավորումներ
Հոկտեմբերի 2-ից՝ ժամը 14:00-ից գործելու են մի շարք սահմանափակումներ և կարգավորումներ

11:08

02 10 2020

Հարգելի՛ հայրենակիցներ, ի հավելումն Հայաստանի Հանրապետության Ազգային անվտանգության ծառայության՝...