The Minister of Development, Adrian Veştea, spoke in a televised show about the administrative-territorial reorganization and referred to the fact that a reform is desired, but there are several reasons why this will not happen soon. The minister listed several reasons, including the lack of time for the current mandate, reports News.ro
The Minister of Development, Adrian Veștea, explained that there will not be enough time, in the current mandate, for an administrative-territorial reform of Romania, but he emphasized that this reform is necessary.
“There will not be time precisely because we are talking about a reform that must have the necessary legislation to be implemented. Currently, we see that we have referendums only to detach yourself from an existing entity. There is no openness on the part of the communities to hold referendums to combine certain localities. There is a fear that certain areas or certain localities will be neglected from the point of view of the projects that should be implemented and, for this reason, the citizens are quite reserved”, said Adrian Veştea, Monday evening, on TVR Info.
“We have to be realistic, remaining 7 regions in Romania I think is a situation that will be quite difficult to manage.”
Asked what the administrative-territorial division should look like, if there should be 7 regions, Veştea explained that even if there were more regions it would still be an important reform.
“We have to be realistic, I think that remaining 7 regions in Romania is a situation that will be quite difficult to manage. But, if we halve or divide by 3 the number of counties today, it would still be quite an important reform. I think we should not be so radical, but it is necessary to have an administrative reform. The last reform was made in 1068, through Law 2. We should end up having new territorial administrative regulations, adapted to today’s conditions, taking into account the fact that the European Union does not allocate money until it sees that, in fact , we are thinking of an integral concept at the level of all local public authorities”, added Adrian Veştea.
Editor : M.I.