Constitutional and Legal Foundations of Local Public Administration in Romania
The article analyzes the constitutional and legal foundations of local public administration in Romania. It appears, therefore, that the local public administration built on the principle of local autonomy benefits from a general regulation starting from its explicit recognition by the constitutional text and continuing with the development of its legal status in different regulations of organic or ordinary character. The Constitution of Romania, adopted in 1991 and revised in 2003, established the constitutional foundation of local public administration, establishing the principles under which the administration of local communities is organized and functions, how the territory of the state is divided, the authorities exercising local autonomy, as well as the body exercising the control of administrative tutelage over the acts of local public administration authorities. The constitutional norms valued as principles allowed the subsequent adoption of regulations that develop and strengthen the status of existing local communities within the administrative-territorial units in Romania.
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