In cooperation with the Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA), the Democracy for Development Institute (D4D) has held a consultative meeting to discuss the advancement of the municipal monitoring system and establishment of standards for assessing the legality of municipal acts. Consultative meeting was attended by representatives of municipalities, civil society and relevant MLGA departments.
Although improvements have been made in harmonizing statutes and municipal acts within the Law on Local Government, data shows that municipalities continue their efforts to increase transparency in decision-making and respect of the legal basis in adopting municipal acts, especially the implementation of primary legislation in carrying out of municipal responsibilities. The process of abstract control of the legality of municipal acts should be further advanced to enable the implementation of laws and sub-legal acts by the municipalities in this way. Civil society organizations stressed that primary laws contradict each other, including mistakes, which avoided to avoid the level of uncertainty and legal insecurity. The report also offers the preferred options as well as the criteria that are taken into account in evaluating the suggested options
The consultative meeting was organized within the the memorandum of understanding between Ministry of Local Government Administration and D4D on the concept document “Monitoring the legality of municipal acts”.
“This grant is financed by the project Democratic Society Promotion (DSP) – financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) and managed by theKosovar Civil Society Foundation – KCSF”