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Motion for a resolution | Doc. 12063 | 13 October 2009

The impact of the world economic crisis on local and regional authorities within member states of the Council of Europe

Signatories: Alexander [The Earl of] DUNDEE, United Kingdom ; Mr Artsruni AGHAJANYAN, Armenia ; Mr Alain COUSIN, France, EPP/CD ; Mr Miljenko DORIĆ, Croatia, ALDE ; Mr Bill ETHERINGTON, United Kingdom ; Mr Rafael HUSEYNOV, Azerbaijan, ALDE ; Mr Theo MAISSEN, Switzerland ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Carina OHLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Jadwiga ROTNICKA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Leander SCHÄDLER, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Ladislav SKOPAL, Czech Republic ; Mr Valeriy SUDARENKOV, Russian Federation, SOC ; Mr Latchezar TOSHEV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Rudi VIS, United Kingdom

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only those who have signed it.

The Parliamentary Assembly notes with concern the severe impact of the global financial crisis upon local and regional authorities within Council of Europe member states. These bodies play a vital role in enhancing the well-being of Europe’s citizens, the security of their communities and the stability of their nation states.

The undersigned, therefore, call upon the Assembly to assess this impact and to recommend solutions.