Conferences in Budapest and VisegradOctober 2021
Jean Peyrony, the MOT’s Director-General spoke at two conferences:
- "Conference on CBC" co-hosted by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CESCI and the Council of Europe, on 9-10 September in Budapest.
Bringing together the V4 countries (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, represented by their ambassadors in Hungary), representatives of DG REGIO and the Committee of the Regions, and the Alliance partners (MOT, AEBR and CESCI), it provided an opportunity to discuss the legal and administrative obstacles between the four countries in the group, to present the V4’s cooperation in terms of regional integration, and to raise awareness about the issue of overcoming obstacles to cooperation and the opportunities offered by the draft ECBM regulation.
- "Legal accessibility among the Visegrad countries", hosted by CESCI on 14-15 September in Visegrad, on the occasion of Hungary’s presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4).
Its aim was to promote the Council of Europe’s instruments with respect to cross-border cooperation, on the occasion of Hungary’s presidency of the Council, and to promote exchanges of good practices among the member countries. It also brought together representatives from Ukraine, Armenia, Serbia and other countries in the Balkans. The MOT addressed the conference to present the “cooperation toolkit”, examples from France’s borders (the Franco-German Aachen Treaty), and the draft ECBM regulation.