Cross-border cooperation: local and regional leaders call for simpler rules and endorse special legal arrangement proposed by EU Presidency :


The European local and regional leaders approved an own opinion during the Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions on 13th October 2015 with the main objective of strengthening cross-border cooperation (CBC). This opinion was drafted by Mr Nikola Dobroslavić (HR/EPP), Prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, highlighting the importance of CBC for regional urban and rural development, and welcoming the initiative of the Luxembourg Presidency to enhance the cross-border regulatory framework with new tools, and Commission 's plans to analyse the gaps, solutions and best practices in CBC. The CoR should present its opinion during the informal meeting of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning on 26th – 27th November 2015.

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