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Albania/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.2 Division of jurisdiction

The Law on the Organisation and Operation of Local Governance (2000) provides for a clear division in public authority responsibility. According to this Law, local authorities (city, county and district councils and their administrative bodies) operate along the principles of local autonomy. They have full control over all cultural institutions and infrastructures which are classified as "local" and fall under their respective jurisdiction, while the Central Government, via the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, has control over all institutions and infrastructures classified as "national", regardless of their location.

Local institutions should rely on subsidies provided by their respective governing authorities; however, they can apply for additional, usually project funding, from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

Chapter published: 18-01-2011

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