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Mechanisms of Vertical Integration


National — sub-national linkages

According to the Development Planning System Law, planning regions ensure the co-ordination of development planning documents at local and regional levels and the compliance of development planning documents at the regional level with higher planning documents in accordance with regulations determining the development planning system.

According to the Spatial Development Planning Law, municipalities elaborate sustainable development strategies as the main development planning document. Municipalities also ensure the co-ordination of development planning documents at the local level and compliance with the development planning documents at the regional level.

EU linkages

The renewed EU Strategy for Sustainable Development (EU SDS) that was adopted in June 2006 foresees that Member States bi-annually report about how they address the priorities of the EU SDS. The NSDS was elaborated taking into account goals of the EUSDS as well as development trends at the national and global level. The NSDS priorities are to a large extent aligned with those of the EUSDS. National Development Plan 2014-2020, the medium term planning document aimed at implementing the NSDS, was prepared recognizing the need to integrate other EU policies, in particular, the Cohesion policy and the Europe 2020 Strategy into the planning process.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 23 May 2016

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