written the 04/12/2019
Following a complaint by the Local Authorities Association of Latvia, on 4 December the Congress sent a fact-finding mission to this country. The mission was headed by Marc Cools (ILDG) and Xavier Cadoret (SOC). The territorial reform project, the consultation on this reform or its lack, the funding of local authorities, the respect of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, the suspension of the mayor of the capital city of Riga were amongst the key issues discussed with the stakeholders. The rapporteurs will present their findings at the Congress Monitoring Committee meeting on 11 February 2020.