Jean-Claude Frécon

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Jean-Claude Frécon (born 3 September 1944) is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Loire department, and has served in the Congress of the Council of Europe since 1994, of which he is the current President of Chamber of Local Authorities (elected in 2010)in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe having served as a Vice-President in Congress since 2002 and as President of the Congress French Delegation since 2004.

He is a member of the French Socialist Party.

Congressional Profile[edit]

Jean-Claude Frécon is the Vice-President of the Group of independent experts on the European Charter of local self-government, and as a result was the Congress spokesman in June 1998 on “finances and responsibilities of local administration in Europe” and in June 2000 on “ financial resources of local administration, responsibilities and the principle of subsidiarity”.

He is the Congress Spokesman on: Azerbaijan, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Romania, the financial situation of local administration in Germany and general Spokesman for the European Forum of local democracy in Kiev (2009).

He has been an elections observer in the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Azerbaijan
  • "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • Romania
  • Chechnya

He has been instrumental in missions in Sarajevo for the preparation of elections, in Morocco for the implementation of decentralisation and for monitoring missions in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Montenegro, Russia, Slovenia, Latvia.