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Halmstad municipal council is part of a much larger political system. Alongside the municipal level there's county and regional levels, national level with parliament and government and European level with the European Union. Many issues and areas are dealt with by the municipal council in close collaboration with the other levels. Fully functional structures for this collaboration are important and something that Halmstad municipal council constantly develops.
In the area we call international issues we develop activities in collaboration with others. These include municipal councils in Europe or the rest of the world, networks and organizations or in collaboration with EU institutions.
Regional collaboration takes place with Region Halland, Halmstad University or regional networks. Much of the regional collaboration is directed at jointly creating a better life and growth in Halland. Halmstad is the seat of county government in the county of Halland and thereby the seat for many regional organizations.
Growth and development aim at creating the conditions for increased opportunities in Halland, for companies and others individuals. This work is run locally in the municipality in the form of a local globalisation council, or on a European plane to strategically ensure that the development run is in line with the objectives and visions we have for Halmstad.