Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs Welcomes Ever-Stronger Involvement of Local Authorities in the Eastern Partnership

04 September 2013, Last updated at, 11:04 EEST
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On 3 September Vilnius hosted the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership; its members adopted political guidelines for the forthcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, scheduled in Vilnius in November.

Conference members were addressed by Andrius Krivas, Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, who was pleased with the increasingly strong involvement of regional and local authorities in the implementation of the Eastern Partnership.

According to the Vice-minister, “unless strong, vital and active local and regional authorities exist, there can be no successful reform in the Eastern Europe. The guidelines adopted by the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius serve as an example of bringing EU initiatives closer to its citizens.”

Over the last two years, the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities has stressed the reform of public administration, fiscal decentralisation and territorial co-operation. These activities have served as a basis for guidelines targeted at EU authorities and Member States. The Conference of Regional and Local Authorities is convinced that in order to bring the EU Eastern Partnership initiative closer to its citizens, one must ensure the stronger involvement of local authorities and their representatives in the planning and implementation of this initiative.

The Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) was established in 2011, based on a proposal by the Committee of the Regions, an EU body representing local and regional authorities. The conference includes 18 representatives of the Committee of the Regions, and 18 representatives of the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership. The conference is co-chaired by representatives from the EU and Partnership countries (in this case, Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, and Dorin Chirtoaca, Mayor of Chișinău). Lithuania is represented at CORLEAP by the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania.

The objective of the conference is to enhance the cooperation of local authorities in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries, and to bring the Eastern Partnership initiative closer to the general public.

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