|Promoting good neighbourly relations
Our multi-faceted cross-border policy includes promoting
confidence-building measures to improve tolerance and good neighbourly
relations, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public-run
services through shared facilities and services, establishing
transfrontier co-operation bodies for maintaining and improving
transfrontier relations, as well as catering for the specific needs of
cross-border populations, such as taxation and social security rights of
transfrontier workers, amongst many other things.
The sharp increase in
the number of Euroregions in the 1990s, following the end of the
division of Europe, is symptomatic of the growing importance of
transfrontier co-operation in Europe, and today nearly all European
local or regional authorities lying along borders are party to some form
of transfrontier co-operation.