30 years of activity of the National Union of County Councils of Romania. Review and perspectives

The National Union of County Councils of Romania (UNCJR) celebrated on Monday, May 15th, 30 years of activity. The special moment was marked by a gala event attended by  numerous personalities of the political and public life in our country. The anniversary took place in a festive setting at the National Opera in Bucharest and brought together over 500 partners from the central public administration and key collaborators of UNCJR. Among them, we would like to mention: Cătălina Galer, State Advisor on the Presidential Administration, Prime Minister Ionel-Nicolae Ciucă, President of the Senate, Alina Gorghiu, President of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu,  President of the Romanian Court of Accounts, Mihai Busuioc, Ministers Gabriela Firea, Cseke Attila, Lucian Bode, Virgil Popescu, Sebastian Burduja and Adrian Câciu, their Excellencies, Ambassadors of France, Israel and Moldova in Bucharest, together with members of the Romanian Parliament.

CECCAR, as partner of the Union, was represented at the event by the President of the Superior Council of the Body, Elena Ecaterina Chivu, Professor Robert-Aurelian Șova, PhD, and Nicolae Băjan, Vice-Presidents of the Superior Council. Based on the protocol concluded last year between CECCAR and UNCJR, the two organizations collaborate both at central and local level, to promote financial accounting education, capitalise on the competencies of professional accountants in public practice in developing smart growth strategies at local and regional level, promoting sustainability and circular economy at local and regional level, in the public interest.

The speeches of the officials focused on issues in the review of the three decades of the Union’s activity, while also outlined UNCJR`s objectives for the future.

“The fact that the National Union of County Councils is a heard and respected voice in the public area, an honest and competent partner for the central administration and a support for the administrative-territorial units, is due to the contribution of each county council president, the expertise, the dedicated time and the efforts we all made every day in order to increase the relevance and efficiency of our organization. Regardless of the name of the person who led the Union (…), the leadership has always been exercised for the common benefit of the counties and the citizens. I sincerely hope that our current activity will matter in another 30 years, too!”, said the President of the Union, Adrian Ioan Veștea.

After the speeches, the guests attended an opera concert followed by a cocktail.

We appreciate the importance of UNCJR`s supporting the sustainable economic and social development of local communities, including our country.

Happy Birthday, UNCJR!

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