President Victor Yushchenko held a
meeting with representatives of Ukraine to the Congress of Local
and Regional Authorities within the Council of Europe.
In his address President stressed
that bringing closer European perspectives of Ukraine
depends greatly on the work of the delegates in the Congress as reaching
European standards of local self government is one of the key conditions for Ukraine’s European
Also, according to President
Yushchenko, reforming local self government is topical and here it is important
to use experience of our European partners. “It is of great importance to bring
work of local self government closer to European countries’ practice. We
urgently need to enrich our activity with experience of our colleagues from the
European Union”, - he said.