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On April 2, 2012 in the municipality of Veles (MK) the Macedonian partners of the Decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia, met during Intermediate Steering Committee. This encounter followed the Steering Committee for French partners, held in Caen on the March 20, 2012.

Mrs. Nadège Lécluse, Head of international cooperation and mobility division of the Regional Council of Lower Normandy, together with Mr. Gallet, Attaché for cooperation at the Embassy of France in Macedonia, and Mr. Zafirovski, Councillor in the Ministry of Local Self-Government of Macedonia, co-chaired the meeting.
The partners were able to expand their general knowledge on the current political situation in France, as well as in the Region of Lower Normandy, which is very different from the political structure in Macedonia. They also had the opportunity to discuss about the important issues regarding the program of the Decentralised cooperation, the cooperation between municipalities and the previewed activities for the end of this year.
In the domain of communication, they were able to exchange on the logo and the new website of the cooperation.
This Steering Committee reaffirmed the engagement of the institutional partner, the Ministry of Local Self-Government of Macedonia, in particular in renewing the agreements of cooperation between the Region of Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia, previewed for next July. At this occasion Mr. Laurent Beauvais, the President of the Region of Lower Normandy will visit Macedonia and attend the Final Steering Committee, which will have more political than technical dimension.
The Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia is coordinated by ALDA.
For more information on planned activities please consult the Action Plan 2011- 2012 in French, and 
 Macedonian, and the latest edition of the e-newsletter in French, and  Macedonian.


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