Today, in Kyiv, the Council of the National Congress of Local Governments had a meeting attended by the President of the Ukrainian association of district and regional councils, Head of Kharkiv regional council Serhii Chernov.

“Decentralization has shown numerous positive results and achievements, which have been felt by the communities. However, it is to be kept in mind that this reform has brought another considerable benefit – it has united all levels of local self-governance around a single goal – a successful democratic country. It is very important to hold this interaction ion the high level”, said Serhii Chernov.

“It is equally important to keep the interaction and understanding with the central government bodies. Considering the fact that Ukrainians have elected a new President, and in October there will be parliamentary elections, it is necessary to establish communications with them. Therefore, the Congress of local governments is a convenient venue to fulfill this task”, emphasized the President of the Ukrainian association of district and regional councils, commenting on the approved decision to hold the Congress extraordinary plenary meeting on December, 13.

In addition, Serhii Chernov stated that the result of the December Congress must be the drafts of the documents and decisions to be addressed and submitted to the central governmental bodies to make reforms effective.
It is to be noted that the Congress was founded in 2010 to represent the united voice of the local governments.


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