Article 65 – Local Councils’ powers

1. Municipalities have exclusive jurisdiction in all matters that the Local Government Law confers upon them.

2. Their functions are governed by the subsidiarity principle, in accordance with the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, and the local council’s financial capacity.

3. Territorial classification and management, urban planning and management of social assistance are the councils’ exclusive competence.

4. Urban planning and land reassessment must be approved and authorized by the relevant Ministry of the State.