Odessa, 26 JULY 2016, CONTEXT-Prichernomorie -- As part of the exchange of experience on decentralization and consolidation of local communities the delegation of the Odessa region arrived on a working visit to the Republic of Latvia, the correspondent of IA «Context-Prichernomorie» reports.
It was reported to the agency today, July 26, in the press service of the Odessa Regional Council.
As part of the exchange of experience on decentralization and integration of the Odessa region communities delegation arrived on a working visit in the Republic of Latvia.
According to the press service, in Latvia there has arrived delegation of Odessa region composed of deputies of the regional council Marina Zinchenko and Irina Kovalish, Mayor of Balta Sergei Mazur, his deputy Valery Zhelikhovsky, Suvorovskiy township head Peter Genchevsky, Plavnevsky village head Georgi Bulgaru and Mayaksky village head Victor Dyachenko.
Odessa region representatives will study the organization of local government in Latvia.
«On the example of Latvia, we see that the process of voluntary Association of communities could be delayed, as, for example, in the South of Odessa region. Local government reform in this country began in 1999 and lasted 10 years. And at the end of the process of reformation even had to resort to administrative levers to complete the first phase of decentralization. Foreign experience of reformation of local self-government is very important for the Odessa region and the state as a whole. On such avant-garde projects, our country learns to walk forward», — noted the Chairman of regional Council Anatoly Urbansky while preparing a working visit.