House President receives President of Local and Regional Authorities Congress of the CoE

The President of the House of Representatives, Mr Demetris Syllouris, received today the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CoE), Ms Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom.

The meeting focused on the reform of the local administration in Cyprus. Along those lines, Mr Syllouris informed his interlocutor on the deliberations that are taking place at the competent Parliamentary Committee, the pending matters and the challenges pertaining to the decision to reduce the number of Municipalities in Cyprus.

For her part, Ms Mosler-Tornstrom referred to the Congress’ immense expertise on the matter and to the recommendations it issues within the framework of its role as supervising body for the local authorities of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states.

Besides the recommendations regarding the legal framework that will regulate local administration in Cyprus, Ms Mosler-Tornstrom conveyed the Congress’ readiness to support, in every way, the deepening of democracy and the reinforced participation of citizens in the democratic processes in Cyprus.

Source: Press and Information Office