Local Governments of South East Europe Respond to Global Economic Crisis
NALAS members, executives of local government associations, distinguished experts in macroeconomics and Mayors from the South East Europe discussed the possible consequences of the global economic crisis on the local governments in SEE in November 2008. It was initially assessed that the spill-over effects of the global crisis are not yet strongly felt by most of the local governments in SEE. While the countries with more developed economies are already in recession, other economies might also be dragged in through reduced Foreign Direct Investments, liquidation of local assets, weaker net exports, lower remittances, exchange rates, decline of property value, etc. The discussion led to recommendations given in this policy brief.
Representing NALAS at the Conference on the Future of Europe, Mr. Raičević highlighted that NALAS has been committed since its creation in 2001 to the promotion of local democracy under the auspices of the Stability Pact and the Council of Europe, to contribute to the reconciliation and stabilization process in the region and henceforth subscribes to the process of the European integration of the whole region in a bottom-up approach.
Effective Disaster Risk Management requires mutual trust and coordination of efforts and resources among the many agencies and people involved in emergency response—including the affected local population.
SEE local governments remain at the forefront in responding to Covid-19 crisis stated NALAS President at the Danube Governance Conference 28.01.2021
The "Danube Governance Conference: Towards European integration with the SDGs” has kicked off today and is underway with rich and interesting sessions to offer. Participating at the Panel Discussion on “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and responses of local governments in the Danube Region”, NALAS president emphasized that SEE local governments remain at the forefront in responding to this crisis.