Today the Minister of Local Self-Government Suhejl Fazliu realized a meeting with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Macedonia the Ambassador Mr.Samuel Zbogar.

At the meeting in the Ministry of Local Self-Government, the Minister Fazliu emphasized the Government's commitment for substantial reforms and launching the negotiations for membership in the European Union. The Minister of Local Self-Government Mr.Fazliu said that the Ministry will focus on the process of decentralization of the government in order to enable sustainable functioning of the municipalities, more efficient delivery of better conditions and balanced development. Fazliu has emphasized the role of local self-government in improving the quality of life by providing equal living conditions for all citizens.

- "Our commitment for one society for all will be realized by creating conditions for equal access to public services for all citizens and development of the local democracy, in accordance with European practices," said the Minister Fazliu .

On the meeting also was discussed and for the utilization of means from the IPA Program of EU for Cross-border cooperation. Also was emphasized the role of the Ministry of Local Self-Government as a responsible institution for the implementation of cross-border programs, in cooperation with the competent institutions from the neighboring countries. It was pointed out that the structures for implementation of the new cross-border Program of Republic of Macedonia with Serbia are being established and that the first public call for projects should be expected soon.

In frames of the IPA second Phase (II), till now are been published first public calls for projects for cross-border cooperation with Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and with Kosovo, which is open until 28-th of this month.