On July 19th, 2019 in the "House of ARMY" in Strumica, the XII-th session of the Council for development of the South-East planning region was held for which several topics were envisaged on the Agenda, including the signing of the Cooperation Agreements for 2019 between the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the municipalities of the South-East planning region.
The attendees at the XII-th session, the Mayors of the municipalities of Bogdanci, Bosilovo, Valandovo, Vasilevo, Gevgelija, Dojran and Konche and the Head of the Centre for development of the South-East planning region Ms. Zhulieta Gjurkova, made important decisions and discussed about the current issues and problems that affect the region.
The Minister of Local Self-Government Mr. Goran Milevski and Ms. Katerina Kuzmanovska, serving as a member in the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, were also present during the signing of the Agreements for cooperation.
According the Law on Balanced Regional Development, the Ministry of Local Self Government each year is co-financing the work of all eight Centers for Development of the planning regions in the amount of 1.2 million denars for activities and the same budget as well as for the implementation of the projects for regional development.
This Agreement establishes the activities that the Centre for development of the South-East planning region will realize this year, which are in alignment to the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region.
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.