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Viche 2015 15

15, 2015

Potential of consolidation

Regular Annual conference of small towns of Ukraine which is traditionally carried out in town Ukrinka, Kyiv region, was already the tenth in succession. However, the first anniversary of this forum did not affect in any way the character of its work: without greetings and inaugural speeches, the participants of the event at once began a serious conversation, not avoiding acute angles and uncomfortable questions. The subject of the conference was Municipal consolidation. Interests of towns of district importance, and the purpose, as it was marked in its materials, was to support local self-government authorities in creating strong societies, their economic, financial and administrative potential. However, what stands in the way of creating such potential was more discussed.