OSCE ABOUT DECENTRALISATION
SET is reporting that the decentralisation in Macedonia has been succesfully in most areas according to mayors surveyed in a new poll by the OSCE monitoring mission.
It was focused on financial management, urban planning, education, inter municipal co-operation, local communities, relations between communities and equality of genders. The results show significant progress in these areas
The biggest problems in the financial area are administration of local taxes and fees.
Under a decision made by the previous government, municipalities manage some sports facilities. The municipalities of Ohrid and Struga were also given the management of the Lake Ohrid coast, with the aim of boosting tourism.
Today Macedonia has a total of 84 municipalities, following the new law on territorial organisation in 2004. Before then, Macedonia was divided into 123 municipalities.