Ruzic: Regional cooperation important for quality public administration reform

On the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum,  Minister of Public Administration and Local Government Branko Ruzic met with Macedonian Minister of Information Society and Administration Damjan Mancevski to discuss public administration reforms in Serbia and Macedonia.

Minister Ruzic emphasized that it is of the utmost importance that regional ministers exchange experiences and attitudes more often on this topic in order to promote the whole region in terms of digitization and modernization of the work of the public administration.

“Serbia has done a lot in the past period in the field of public administration reform, by setting a sound basis for further progress in systemic solutions in acting of the administration, internally and toward citizens, while at the same time intensively working on the eGovernment development,” said Ruzic, adding that these reforms have made Serbia’s public administration no longer return to the past, but will increasingly be like the governments of the EU member states.

Ruzic and Mancevski talked about electronic services provided by the public administration and the Serbian Minister pointed out that Serbia is willing to share all its positive experiences with the countries in the region, and at the same time to learn from them in order to be better in each segment.

Minister Mancevski was also interested in the inspection oversight reform in Serbia, which has contributed to establishing coordination between inspections and has enabled them to have more of an advisory rather than repressive role. Minister Ruzic stressed that the effects of this Act are excellent, adding that since the beginning of the year, the number of newly registered entrepreneurs has risen to 20,284.