The Association of Romania’s Towns (AOR) is organizing in Bucharest, for two days, starting on Sunday, the 25th edition of the General Assembly, a release of the Association informs.
According to the quoted source, the event will gather over 100 mayors and other participants of towns across the country, as well as main partners of dialogue within the ministries and parliamentary committees.
President of the Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber Liviu Dragnea, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Fund Sevil Shhaideh are invited on Monday to attend the AOR event.
“The 25th edition of the event will tackle important topics for mayors of the small-urban environment, such as: decentralization, subsidiarity, local autonomy and strengthening the administrative capacity; endorsement of the concept of Towns as centers of zonal development through the creation of a National Programme for the establishment of some Centers of Zonal Development which will ensure sufficient resources [financial, material, human, legislative and institutional] for exercising the attributions of the public administration authorities; the AOR’s position regarding mayors’ and deputy mayors’ wages, as well as the wages of the personnel in the mayor’s specialized body, also of the staff from other services and public institutions of local interest; re-assessing and simplifying programmes funded from European funds in order to make them available and correspond to the real needs of the towns; the need to clarify and simplify legislation in the area of public acquisitions in order to avoid financial corrections and interpretations,” the quoted release mentions.
The Association of Romania’s Towns is an NGO, an apolitical, non-profit entity, that represents the interest of over 200 small urban localities.