French mayors visit in NAMRB and two municipalities



In late May, French mayors’ delegation visited NAMRB office in Sofia. NAMRB Executive Director Ms. Silviya Georgieva welcomed Mr. Jacques Gillet, mayor of Champignelles (Yonne), Mr. Jean-Claude Denos, mayor of Courson-les-Carrières and Ms. Madlen Marechal, honory mayor of Mézilles. They exchanged information and good practices on local self-government structures and functions in both countries. The French delegation shared valuable experience from the ongoing local government reforms on the joint provision of services by several municipalities. The French guests announced their Association up-coming annual institutional visit in the autumn in Bulgaria. Around 80 mayors, members of the Association of small French municipalities are expected to visit Bulgaria. The meeting with NAMRB was part of the visits organized by the French Embassy in Bulgaria and the French Culture Institute in Sofia. To share experience and best practices, the French delegation met also with Gorna Malina and Tchavdar municipal authorities.

Photo: French mayors in NAMRB office.