Local government affairs
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for developing legislation and administration that generally relates to the local authorities, the system of central government transfers to local government for basic public services, local government finance accounting and analysis tasks, and the central government-local government negotiation procedure. In addition, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for local government tax issues, such as the calculation of corporate income tax shares.
Municipal structure »
The municipal structure is delineated by the borders of the municipalities.
Legislation on municipalities »
The basis of municipal autonomy and the division of municipalities is laid down in the Constitution.
Local government finances »
The Ministry of Finance monitors and assesses the status and development of the finances of municipalities.
Municipal productivity »
The pressure on municipalities to increase the efficiency of their activities increases as the population ages, the competition for skilled labour intensifies and the need for social and health care services grows.
Local government employees »
The Ministry of Finance prepares the legislation on the legal status of local government officials.
Cooperation between the state and the municipalities »
The Ministry of Finance monitors the activities and the finances of municipalities in general.
Research activities »
The Department for Local Government and Regional Administration of the Ministry of Finance aims to promote a dialogue between the researchers and people working in the municipal sector.
International cooperation »
The importance of international activities in the area of responsibility of the Department for Local Government and Regional Administration of the Ministry of Finance has increased.