„Award came in inconvenient moment for our
municipality when we’re subjected with pressure from various sides, but this
award is confirmation that we did our job good, and that we’re good at our job
– doing everything for benefit of our citizens that voted for us and chose us
to lead the local government. Award is significant because it comes from European
Movement that enjoys great reputation in Serbia. Acknowledgement that we
received obligates us to be even better in future, to be more efficient, and to
improve our management – which is surely our goal. Next year we will apply for
competition again, and I hope that award will remain in permanent ownership of
our municipality“ – said the Mayor.
Municipality of Inđija won the first prize
for most transparent local administration in 2013. in European movement project
„The good government“. Mayor Petar Filipović received the award today on
ceremonial conference in City House of Niš.
Among 48 local administrations, Inđija won
the most points, while 2nd place was won by municipality of Vranje, Sombor was
3rd, Zvezdara was 4th and 5th place was won by municipality of Paraćin.
When the award was presented to him, Mayor
Petar Filipović emphasized his satisfaction that municipality of Inđija won in
such strong competition and singled out as the leader in this area. Mayor
thanked European Movement for making possibility for municipalities to compete
this way and pointed out that this kind of competitions are additional
motivation for improvement of local self-governments work.
President of European Movement Mila Vujić
signed agreement with Mayor Petar Filipović of guarding of award statue, which
is transitional and handed the Charter that remains in permanent ownership. She
told that award of European Movement is pendant to award that is presented by
European Council and that competition criteria is transparent.