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  • Launching of the Project "Local Leaders in South East Europe: Lead for Change" 17.02.2014

    Launching of the Project "Local Leaders in South East Europe: Lead for Change" kick-off meeting, organized on 17 and 18 February 2014 in Vienna, Austria launched the new NALAS project "Local Leaders in South East Europe: Lead for Change", implemented in partnership with the Open Regional Funds, Modernization of Municipal Services (ORF-MMS).

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  • Local fiscal autonomy brings better services: Seminar on Fiscal Decentralization 24.01.2014

    From 22-24 January 2014, in Brussels, NALAS co-organized a seminar on Fiscal Decentralization. This was the fourth NALAS activity implemented in cooperation with the Local Administration Facility (LAF), the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) instrument managed by the Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions.

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  • NALAS Task Forces: the core of NALAS Knowledge System-Interview with a Task Force Member 30.12.2013

    UPTF1 The five NALAS Task Forces in: Urban Planning, Energy Efficiency, Fiscal Decentralization, Water and Solid Waste and Sustainable Tourism are at the heart of NALAS, bringing together the best experts from the region, competent associations' staff and professionals employed in the local government administration, who are directly facing the consequences and challenges coming from policies and laws which define the system of local government. NALAS Task Forces have a key role in knowledge production and dissemination.

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  • Third Joint Consultative Committee Meeting between the Committee of the Regions and local government representatives from Montenegro 17.12.2013

    JCC1 On 4 December 2013, six weeks after the publication of the European Commission's Montenegro Progress Report 2013, which identified significant progress in the accession negotiations and recommended the opening of additional negotiation chapters, debates at the third meeting of the EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) focused on the issues of the absorption capacity of EU pre-accession funds at local level and fiscal decentralization. Opening the meeting, JCC's co-chair Stanisław Szwabski (PL/EA), Chairman of Gdynia City Council, commended Montenegro's progress towards enlargement as "both impressive and inspiring", stressing that "Montenegro's determination towards EU accession reinforces the credibility of the enlargement process and is an excellent example for the whole Western Balkan region

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  • Two Ukrainian Local Government Associations become NALAS associate members 13.12.2013

    CLO1 During the meeting of the NALAS Committee of Liaison Officers, held on 8 December 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, our Network has been enriched with two new associate members

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  • Protecting local government financial autonomy: the cases of Moldova and Slovenia 12.12.2013

    Protecting local government financial autonomy: the cases of Moldova and Slovenia On 21 November 2013, South East Europe got one of its key development documents, SEE 2020 Strategy, expected to bring growth and prosperity to the region. This Strategy puts an emphases on the subsidiarity principle and the role of local governments in promoting economic growth. Unfortunately, in parallel, some SEE countries undergo processes that decrease the fiscal autonomy of the local government and by doing so, jeopardize economic development.

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  • NALAS President meets high EU officials 02.12.2013

    NALAS President meets high EU officials Yesterday, the President of NALAS, Mr. Anton Persak, attended a dinner with the Vice-President and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), organized by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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  • New CEMR Publication: Decentralisation at a crossroads-Territorial reforms in Europe in times of crisis 29.11.2013

    CEMR123 Since the beginning of the financial, economic, and social crisis of 2008, local and regional authorities have had to adapt to a new political and economic context

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  • NALAS hosts the third meeting of the ATTRACT-SEE project 26.11.2013

    NALAS hosts the third meeting of the ATTRACT-SEE project On 26 and 27 November 2013, in Skopje, Macedonia, NALAS hosted the third Project Partner’s Meeting of the ATTRACT-SEE project. This project addresses the need for improved understanding of comprehensive territorial dynamics and improved coordination among different public policies to achieve territorial cohesion and other development goals at all levels (transnational, national, regional and local). In order to set up an effective monitoring system, the project aims to develop a ‘Common Territorial Monitoring Framework’ , together with the relevant tools.

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  • NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning: boosting urban development of SEE 25.11.2013

    NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning: boosting urban development of SEE From 25-26 November 2013, NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning met in Skopje, Macedonia to discuss the current urban planning challenges in South-East Europe. Task Force members informed each other about the recent developments in their countries in regards with urban planning, ongoing national and municipal projects most relevant to urban planning, as well as the role their Local Government Associations have in these processes.

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