President of the Croatian Association of Counties
Counties have a coordinating and strategic role in regional development. They are certainly something that can determine development goals at the regional level, but also be an excellent interlocutor of the Government of the Republic of Croatia when it comes to the needs of the local community. By taking over the work of the state administration office, we got the opportunity to be even closer to the citizens, and that is why I believe that all counties will go in that direction. The information we receive from our fellow citizens and the opportunity to communicate this through projects to higher levels of government puts us in a position of being more efficient and faster. We believe that only by coordinating all levels of government we can make the progress that citizens expect and be a modern and open European administration.