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25 anniversary of SIGMA - Venice Commission President's address to the Ministerial Conference

13/12/2017 - 14/12/2017

Paris - The President of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buqucchio addressed the SIGMA Ministerial conference which took place from 13 to 14 December 2017 in Paris on the importance of the rule of law for citizens and businesses. Mr Thomas Markert, Secretary of the Venice Commission, represented as well the Commission at the Paris meeting.

SIGMA is a project implemented by OECD and co-financed by the European Union and the OECD. The project has worked on public administration reform (PAR) in more than 30 partner countries to help them to establish professional public administrations, effective financial management and economic development.

Since 2016 a constructive tripartite collaboration between the Venice Commission, SIGMA and the Southern Mediterranean partners has been developed as part of the UniDem Med project. This collaboration is based on the expertise of the Venice Commission in the field of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
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