Presidency of the EU Council
The work of the Luxembourg's presidency in the area of cross-border cooperation, second Half of 2015
In the framework of its presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2015, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg placed the clearing of obstacles to cross-border cooperation at the centre of its priorities.
Starting from the observation that there is often a cohesion deficit in border regions and that there are many legal and regulatory obstacles to the implementation of cross-border projects and strategies, the presidency initiated the political discussion on a legal tool that would give border regions the legal and regulatory provisions identified as necessary by the players on the ground, then validated by central governments.
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The conclusions of Luxembourg's presidency in the area of cross-border cooperation, Cross-border News No. 114, December 2015
STUDIES CONDUCTED BY MOT IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE Luxembourg's presidency of the EU Council, SECOND HALF OF 2015
A member of the MOT, the Grand-Duchy commissioned it to produce two studies:
Cross-border cooperation: Obstacles to overcome
The first study aimed at producing an analysis of the legal obstacles preventing or threatening the implementation of cross-border projects, along with potential solutions that might involve the introduction of a new European legal instrument.
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Building Legal Provisions to Overcome Obstacles to Cross-border Cooperation
The second component provides an analysis of the creation of a legal tool that would be governed by a European regulation. Download the study