FRANZ SHAUSBERGER, SPECIAL ADVISOR OF COMMISIONER JOHANNES HAHN VISITED THE ASSOCIATION OF KOSOVO MUNICIPALITIES 



By: Genc Namani

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FRANZ SHAUSBERGER, SPECIAL ADVISOR OF COMISSIONER JOHANNES HAHN VISITED THE ASSOCIATION OF KOSOVO MUNICIPALITIES 

Franz Schausberger, Special Adviser to the EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, visited the Association of Kosovo Municipalities, where he was received by the AMK President Agim Veliu and Executive Director Sazan Ibrahimi.

Several issues such as: the recent developments in local government in Kosovo, the work of the Association of Kosovo Municipalities, the AKM relation with the central level, the role of the Association in building local democracy in the country as well as AKM cooperation with international organizations were discussed during the meeting.Furthermore, Mr. Schausberger, who was accompanied by Mr. Felix Rathje, an official from the European Union office in Kosovo, thanked the AKM representatives for filling in the information regarding AKM and local governance. Moreover, they expressed their willingness to extend the cooperation between the two institutions in further advancing local autonomy based on principles that derive from the European Charter on Local Self-Government.