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R(95)19 on the  implementation of the principle of subsidiarity.

R(96)2 on referendums and popular initiatives.

R(97)7 on local public services and the rights of their users.

 R(98)12 on supervision of local authorities' action.

R(99)8 on the financial liability of local elected representatives for acts or omissions in the course of their duties.

R(2000)1 on fostering transfrontier co-operation between territorial communities or authorities in the cultural field.

R(2000)14 on local taxation, financial equalisation and grants to local authorities.

R(2001)19 on the Participation of citizens in the public life.

R(2002)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on transfrontier co-operation in civil protection and mutual assistance in the event of natural and technological disasters occurring in frontier areas.

R(2003)2 on neighbourhood services in disadvantaged urban areas.

R(2004)1 on financial and budgetary management at local and regional levels.

R(2004)12 on the processes of reform of boundaries and/or structure of local and regional authorities.

R(2005)1 on the financial resources of local and regional authorities.

R(2005)2 on good practices in and reducing obstacles to transfrontier and interterritorial cooperation between territorial communities or authorities.

R(2005)3 on teaching neighbouring languages in border regions.

R(2007)4 on local and regional public services.

R(2007)5 on the conclusion of transfrontier co-operation agreements in South-Eastern Europe.

R(2007)12 on capacity building at local and regional level.

R(2009)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the evaluation, auditing and monitoring of participation and participation policies at local and regional level.

 A Handbook on Finance at Local and Regional Level (2006).​

Abridged Handbook on Public Ethics at Local Level (2006). 

Intermunicipal co-operation, Manual of the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy (CDLR).

The Handbook of transfrontier co-operation (2006).

Accounting rules and practice at local level (2007).

Good practices in intermunicipal co-operation (2007).

Impact of the Economic Downturn on Local Government: What is happening? What can be done about it?

Internal audit at local and regional level (2007).

Local Authority Competence (2007).

Performance management at local level (2005).

Pilot Study concerning the Degree Of Conformity of Member States' Policy and Practice with Council Of Europe.Standards For Local Finance.

Recent developments in regional self-government (2007).

Report on member states' practices for the funding of new competences for local authorities (2008).

 The relationship between central and local authorities (2007)​.​