On 12.03.2018 at the office premises of the Municipality of Valandovo, the 4th regular Meeteng of the Council for development of the South- East planning region was held.
At this session, several important issues of regional interest were discussed and several important decisions were made. The Mayors adopted the Annual Report on the work of the Center for Development of the South-East Planning Region for 2017, the Annual Report for the Implementation of the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region 2015-2019 for 2017 as well as the Action Plan for the period of 2018 for Implementation of the Development Program of the South-East Planning Region 2015-2019
During the meeting, Decision on participation in the Call for Access to the Grant Scheme for the Project "Sustainable and Inclusive Balanced Regional Development" co-financed by the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Government of the Swiss Confederation was also adopted. In accordance with this decision, the CDSEPR in the forthcoming period, with the support of representatives of the municipalities and other interested parties from the region, will undertake a number of activities for preparation of project proposals and their application to this Grant Scheme.
At the fourth session, the Decision on the mutual activity of the municipalities for treatment against adult mosquitoes and larvae in 2018 on the territory of the municipalities in the South-East planning region was adopted. This Decision is of very importance, taking into consideration that, despite the airline treatment against mosquitoes, all municipalities will have the chance to take action i.e to start treatment against larvae for the first time. This treatment is expected to gain better environmental effects than the previous treatment.
Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) is part of the package for external relations. IPA and other elements of the package are a great opportunity for streamlining and simplifying the procedures of the European Commission and improving the coherence and coordination of the activities of the Commission.