Europe is better together: Franco-German Treaty shows the way

On the occasion of the Europe Day 2019, ESPON director, Ilona Raugze, published an opinion article on EURACTIV, focusing on the benefits of cross-border cooperation, taking the Franco-German Treaty as a good practice.

"According to the same ESPON research mentioned above, Germany and France share 59 bilateral services, when they are also participating in 25 multinationals (more than 3 countries involved). This accounts for about 11% of the total number of services offered in Europe.

This is what we call a territorial approach and it is an important element in policymaking to address problems that exceed administrative borders. Its aim is to combine resources and improve cost efficiency and quality of results of the public investments."

You can read the full article on EURACTIV.COM