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Quick Response

NALAS Quick Response service is an exclusive service tailored for the needs of NALAS member Local Government Associations. The Quick Response service is specialized in regional ad-hoc information collection and analysis, used by the member Associations in dealing with important policy issues or otherwise negotiating with their respective central governments.

To apply for a Quick Response, NALAS member LGAs send a request to janevska@nalas.eu. The request should describe what are the needs, how the LGA intends to use the result from the service and what are the deadlines for receiving the support.

  • Organization structures of NALAS members 01.12.2010

    NALAS collected answers and documents on the organizational structure of the associations from 7 members.

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  • Structure of the local finances in the NALAS countries 11.10.2010

    The Union of Municipalities of Montenegro used the service to gather information about the Structure of Local Government Finances in South Eastern Europe, especially about the own revenues of the local governments. This information was necessary to the Union to prepare policy arguments for the negotiation with the Ministry of Finance. Due to the short time for gathering the information, apart from using its internal capacities, NALAS hired also a regional expert which gathered and provided relevant information about the structure of the local finance in 5 NALAS countries.

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  • Animal protection 04.10.2010

    Slovene Association was trying to enforce some law changes on protection of animals, especially in shelter facilities - Rules on conditions for abandoned animals. SOS was trying to achieve some changes, particularly in the part,] regulating the killing of animals in shelters, if they are not adopted.

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  • Inter-municipal co-operation 01.10.2010

    CALM needed these excerpts and laws to prepare amendments proposal to the Law on the local public administration in the part referring to the Inter-Municipal Cooperation.

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  • Social housing and social policy 30.09.2010

    SCTM wanted to know what laws regulate this, what are these tasks and to collect excerpts (articles) of these laws regulating the respective tasks/competences. NALAS collected answers and experts/law from 7 members and provided it to the SCTM.

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  • Laws and bylaws on communal and local public utility services 29.09.2010

    Currently in the Republic of Srpska these services are owned by the Republic. Local communities haven’t had much input as far as management structure or the policy of the company. At the moment there have been talks about the transferring of the ownership to the municipalities so the association asked NALAS to collect appropriate laws in other countries so that they can proceed with the comparisons. ALVRS were primarily interested in the ownership of these services. Who is in charge of communal enterprises (i.e. water supply, solid waste removal, central heating, road cleaning)? What is the role of the central/local governments?

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  • Fees associated with bringing infrastructure and general preparation of construction land 03.09.2010

    In 2010, NALAS received a request from the Association of the Units of Local Self-Government of Republic of Macedonia (ZELS) regarding the fees associated with preparation of construction land. Their questions were: 1. How the municipalities of the NALAS members decide on the fee for arranging of (or preparation of) construction land? In Macedonia, that is a category of communal fees during construction - fees that are calculated per square metre, paid by the investor and used to provide electrical supply, water, sanitation and street lighting for the building. 2. How much is this fee in the capital city and what is the average fee in the other parts of the country?

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  • Social benefits and pension rights for mayors 01.09.2010

    Mayors and other executives in Croatian municipalities do not have any kind of privileges or special rights regarding their social status, retirement rules and pension amount after being elected and serving one, two or even more terms in the position. Sometimes they even have problems in finding another job which puts them in awkward position, especially in smaller communities where employment opportunities are not large. The association wanted to put this issue on decision making agenda and in order to do that they wanted to learn how it works in other NALAS countries.

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  • Distribution of VAT and PIT between municipalities and central budget 25.08.2010

    Distribution of VAT and PIT between municipalities and central budget

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  • How the Deputy Mayors are elected in NALAS countries 18.08.2010

    ZELS were preparing an initiative for changes in the regulations where the right of the Mayor of the municipality to choose his own Deputy for different areas on a certain administrative territory will be given. These persons should have the status of appointed persons and not the status of civil servant. The selection would be made through public announcement. They wanted to know the experiences concerning these regulations especially in Bulgaria and Slovenia and how they handle this issue. ZELS asked also NAMRB and SOS to send them the regulations which handle this issue or quotes from the regulations or some Law which deals with this issue.

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