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Денис Ковганюк. Prospects of improving the work of local government in Ukraine: the experience of France//Science online: International Scientific e-zine - 2020. - №1. - https://nauka-online.com/en/publications/yurisprudentsiya/2020/1/perspektivy-sovershenstvovaniya-raboty-organov-mestnogo-samoupravleniya-v-ukraine-opyt-frantsii/
The article examines the experience of local self-government in France. The features of local self-government at each level of local government are analyzed. Special attention is paid to the peculiarities of functioning of local self-government bodies and mayors. The article specifies that the key feature of the organization of functioning of local self-government bodies is decentralization, which is the policy of the central government to transfer to the local self-government bodies a number of powers previously exercised by the state, and to provide financial, legal and organizational conditions for their implementation. Differences in the election of mayor in Ukraine and France are analyzed. Thus, the difference between Ukraine and France is to elect a mayor to the post, if in Ukraine this is done by direct expression of the will of the people, in France the mayor is elected from among the members of the municipal council. The disadvantage of local government in France is that central government is to some extent at the intersection of administrative structures and policies. Such shortcomings are also observed in Ukraine. In general, it is recommended to use the experience of France to further carry out decentralization reform in Ukraine.