Regional organization in the Republic of Croatia, problems and perspectives Cover Image

Područno ustrojstvo u Republici Hrvatskoj, problemi i perspektiva
Regional organization in the Republic of Croatia, problems and perspectives

Author(s): Nives Kopajtich-Škrlec
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Governance, Public Law, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Fondacija Centar za javno pravo
Keywords: Public law; constitution; Republic of Croatia; territorial setup; local government; regional government; history;
Summary/Abstract: The article reviews the territorial setup of the Republic of Croatia since the transition to the new local government system based on rights, obligations and self-autonomy of local and regional governments, established in 1992, until today. What has been constantly announced since 1992 to today, are the reforms and shifts in the local government setup which would enable more quality provision of public services and performance of all tasks within the local government scope of autonomy, as well as the abandonment of these plans and intentions. The fact is that since local government has been introduced in Croatia, much progress and movements have been seen even on the territory that had long been considered as unperspective. On the other hand, the fact remains that a certain number of municipalities truly does not have any perspective at all. Some open questions are still present - what are the next steps, in what direction should the reduction of the number of municipalities go, should the number of municipalities be reduced and municipalities be adjoined to the cities, and what would be the effects of such actions. Regardless of the consent of proffesionals and politicans and their general commitment to reforms, the basic question is how to make and lead municipalities to cooperate and establish joint administrative bodies; and concentrate and unite their potentials for the common good, since mere reduction of their number will not solve their problems, but on the contrary, multiply them.

  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Croatian