Border cooperation program

EU-supported program of border cooperation between Lithuania, Poland and Russia was started in 2007. In 2012 a project called “Good administration and collaboration is the answer to common difficulties in community finances” was launched as a part of this program. The contributions were made by the Ministry of Finance of Kaliningrad oblast, Gdansk and Gdynia town councils. The goal of the project is to facilitate economical and social growth of territories by raising the quality of community finances administration.

The project covers 12 different directions. It includes long-term planning, independent public examination of municipal legal acts in finance management, development of target-oriented methodologies, planning of capital investments, boosting the level of private state partnerships, governmental purchases etc. Analytical documents, legal acts and methodical recommendations are prepared for each such direction. The program also includes study tours, workshops and conferences.

The Lithuania-Poland-Russia European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 aims at promoting economic and social development on both sides of the EU-Russian border, addressing common challenges and problems and promoting people to people co-operation. Under the Programme, legal non-profit entities from the Lithuanian and Polish border regions and the entire Kaliningrad oblast implement joint projects co-financed by the EU*.

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.

The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

The cross-border project on public finance has come to a close in the Kaliningrad region

The results of implementation of the project «Good governance and cooperation – response to common challenges in public finance» were summed up during the conference in the city of Svetlogorsk on the 10th-11th of June.

It is to be recalled that, this project was made possible in consequence of the signed agreement between the EU and Russia on the implementation of the Lithuania-Poland-Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme. The project, developed by the regional Ministry of Finance and the municipalities of Gdansk and Gdynia, was launched in the end of 2012.

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International public finance project will soon be finished in Kaliningrad

The closing conference on the project «Good governance and cooperation- response to common challenges in public finance» will be held in Kaliningrad.

The conference is planned to be held within 2 days in the territory of the Kaliningrad region on the 10th-11th of June 2015. The participation of leaders and representatives of the financial authorities of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and other interested individuals is expected.

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Making budget clearer with public exmination

On the 28th of April a round table for representatives of non-governmental organizations on public participation in the independent examination of normative legal acts within the framework of the project «Good governance and cooperation – response to common challenges in public finance» was held in Kaliningrad.

In order to improve openness and transparency of the budget process within the framework of the project «Good governance and cooperation – response to common challenges in public finance», the round table on public participation in the independent examination of normative legal acts was held.

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Financial e-library

The development of the e-library in the Kaliningrad region was stipulated by the project «Good governance and cooperation – response to common challenges in public finance» under the Lithuania-Poland-Russia ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. Initially it was intended to form it from the materials prepared during the implementation of the project. But afterwards the Ministry of Finance of the Kaliningrad region realized the necessity of expanding the list of materials in order to raise the level of proficiency of the citizens in the area of public finance, qualification of financial professionals, as well as their knowledge of the way the financial system in foreign countries is organized, in particular in Poland. ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme includes a large number of studies, training activities, development of guidelines – one of the activities is the development of the financial e-library.

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It’s time to make predictions

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Last year, the Federal Law of the 28th of June, 2014 № 172 FL «On the strategic planning in the Russian Federation» was passed, according to the law regions and municipalities of Russia, as well as the Federation in general, in the near future should develop a package of special documents. This is the a socioeconomic development forecast for the period of not less than six years, the budget forecasts, the system of government programmes, industry documents. The conference, which has become one of the series of similar events organized and conducted by the Ministry of Finance of the Kaliningrad region referred to the problems of the long-term budget forecasting, construction of government programmes and the experience of the Kaliningrad region on the implementation of the «E-Budget» system.

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