14 October 2016, Friday, 14:42

Konstantin Tolkachev will represent Russia at Europe Council Congress in Strasbourg


UFA, 14 October 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Arina Rakhimkulova/. The Chairman of the State Assembly of Bashkortostan Konstantin Tolkachev departs to Strasbourg to represent Russia in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe. The Parliament Speaker expressed hope that the participation in the Congress, "will serve as a tool for overcoming political and economic crises, enhancing the credibility of our country."

The topic will be "The ethical standards and transparency at local and regional levels". The agenda includes the election of the Chairmen of the Congress, the Chamber of Regions and approval of the committees, presentation of projects implemented at local and regional levels by youth delegates. It is planned to discuss the issues of public services efficiency, the threat of racism and xenophobia, election campaigns in various countries, the representation of women in politics.