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Forum of experts to overcome cross-border obstacles

Sep 20, 2017 | News

(20 September 2017) – To unlock the full economic potential of EU border regions, the Commission launches today the “Border Focal Point”. It provides tailored support to regions to help them break down barriers to jobs and investments.


For businesses, workers and students, navigating between different administrative and legal systems remains complex and costly.

The Border Focal Point will help border regions cooperate better with a set of concrete actions. It will contribute to (1) improving access to jobs, (2) to services such as health care and public transport systems and (3) to facilitating business across the border.

The Border Focal Point will consist of Commission experts in cross border issues, who will offer advice to national and regional authorities, by gathering and sharing good practices through the creation of a new EU-wide online network.

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