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Regionalisation of the Republic of Slovenia
Vlaj, Stane (Author)

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Abstract
The paper critically examines the planned introduction of fourteen regions in the Republic of Slovenia (RS). Regions as a mandatory second level of self-government will be of major importan-ce for the decentralisation of Slovenia, and consequently for the implementation of the principle of subsidiarity as the fundamental principle in arranging relations between the State and sub-national government levels. However, there are some serious disagreements about the size, competences and financing of the regions. An appropriate division of the state territory into regions is the basis for the optimal territorial organisation of material activities as well as for the settlement of population and decentralisation of state functions. Numerous economic, administrative, geographical and other reasons justify the need to divide Slovenia into regions, preferably into six to eight regions. The paper confronts this project with international criteria and standards as well as with some cases of regionalisation in the European Union (EU) and in the Council of Europe (CE) member states. The author recognises that in almost allCE member states, far-reaching reforms of regional authorities have been completed, are in progress or are planned for the years ahead. The CE, preparing a document (recommendation/convention) on regional self-government, respects the sovere-ignity and freedom of member states to determine their owninternal organisation in conformity with the fundamental standards and principles of democracy. The CE also considers that the process of decentralisation and the regional authorities where they exist can facilitate economic growth, sustainable development, quality public services and the strengthening of democracy.

Language:English
Keywords:regionalizacija, regionalna samouprava, subsidiarnost, decentralizacija, Slovenija
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FU - Faculty of Administration
Year:2008
Number of pages:str. 7-30
Numbering:Letn. 6, št. 1
UDC:353(497.4)
ISSN on article:1581-7555
COBISS.SI-ID:2898862 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Uprava
Shortened title:Uprava
Publisher:Fakulteta za upravo
ISSN:1581-7555
COBISS.SI-ID:125896448 This link opens in a new window

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