The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE ) represents the bars and law societies of 32 member countries and 13 further associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. It is recognised as the voice of the European legal profession by the national Bars and Law Societies, and, acts in this capacity as the liaison between the EU and its institutions and Europe’s national Bars and Law Societies.

The PECO Committee is the CCBE Committee which aims to promote the Rule of Law and support the law reform process in Central and Eastern Europe.

The PECO portal provides information about the work of the PECO Committee and any developments within the Bars and Law Societies in Central and Eastern Europe. The PECO portal blog is a continuation of the PECO portal on the CCBE website which started in 2006.

PECO countries are CCBE full, associate and observer members from Central and Eastern Europe as well as Belarus and Azerbaijan.

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