Regulation of Employment Status of Employees to Improve Efficiency of Local Self-Governments

Press Release: Published 2 Nov 2011

Minister of Human and Minority Rights, Public Administration and Local Self-Government Milan Markovic said today that the new law on employees in local self-governments will regulate the employment status of employees in city and municipal administrations in line with European practice. 

 Markovic said at the roundtable

"Presentation and discussion of the Draft law on employees in local self-governments” that the public discussion, which started on 28 September and will last until 11 November, is very important for rounding up the set of reforms in public administration.

Markovic said that the starting points for the new law are the principles of depolitisation and professionalisation of work, explaining that this document will for the first time make a division between civil servants and other employees.

Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Vincent Degert and Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade Antje Rothemund said that improving services for citizens at the local level is important for Serbia’s European integration process.

The round table is organised with the support of the programme "Strengthening local self-government in Serbia – Phase 2", which is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the Council of Europe.