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Cross-border mechanism

Opinion Number: CDR 3596/2018
Rapporteur: ARENDS Bouke
Commission: COTER
Status: Adopted
Date: 05/12/2018
Main political goals:
to endorse the proposal for a regulation, as a bottom-up legal instrument that can effectively support cross-border cooperation projects and as a suitable complement to the existing mechanisms and to solutions adopted by and between Member States;
to call for further details on ways in which the cross-border Mechanism can be practically applied alongside existing mechanisms;
to call for an evaluation five years after the regulation's entry into force of its geographical and thematic scope;
to ask for clarification of the joint projects that will be eligible and for a definition of infrastructure projects and services of general economic interest;
to request that the CoR plays a role in registering European Cross-border Commitments and Statements, as is already the case for EGTCs, in order to strengthen feedback and the exchange of good practices;