As part of their first Italian mission, the technicians of the Lithuanian Government will arrive in Rome on Tuesday 16 April and will be guests of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and SOSE until Friday 19 April to take stock of the project Municipal debt restructuring: design a tool for the evaluation of the long run sustainability of LG’s financial structure, funded by the European Commission’s Structural Reform Support Services.
Following preparatory meetings, the Lithuanian authorities have requested the support of MEF and SOSE for the start of the project, launched last July, which has the Italian experience of standard requirements, recognised as a model of excellence at European level.
The objective of the project is to calculate the analysis of the performance of Lithuanian municipalities through an ad hoc database, possibly supported by a dedicated questionnaire in order to acquire additional information.
One of the objectives of the visit of the Lithuanian representatives will be to discuss and analyse the results obtained by SOSE in the first part of the action concerning the analysis of municipal services, especially in relation to assistance services social.
Further steps should also be planned to analyse the sustainability of the financial structure of municipalities with particular attention to the assessment of the components of the fiscal capacity.
Finally, the subject on which the delegation will discuss, together with SOSE representatives, the analysis of the municipal infrastructure gap with specific considerations relating to the function of heating, public transport and the environment (waste and water management).