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Cross-border conurbations

July 2015

Cross-border conurbations

As part of the programme of the Luxembourg presidency of the EU Council, a workshop on the potential of small and medium-sized towns in polycentric cross-border metropolitan regions took place in Luxembourg City on 30 June.

Producing an assessment of the situation and looking beyond, the objective was to generate input for the work of the presidency with a view to improving the consideration of the development needs and potential of cross-border conurbations in Europe. The MOT moderated a round table at the workshop.

In other news, following the informal meeting of ministers with responsibility for cohesion policy, territorial cohesion and urban affairs, as part of the Latvian presidency, on 10 June in Riga the ministers signed a declaration on EU urban policy. The declaration makes several references to cross-border cooperation.

Further information on the Luxembourg seminar
Further information on the Riga Declaration

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