Cross-Border Cooperation: A Solution for Overcoming the Effects of Territorial Fragmentation in the Republic of Moldova
Cross-Border Journal for International Studies, No. 4, 2017
12 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2020
Date Written: October 2, 2017
The essential point of the article is that cross-border cooperation of local collectivities could be a solution to overcome the effects of territorial fragmentation in the Republic of Moldova. Were analysed the problems related to the normative framework of the cross-border cooperation, the problems faced by the local collectivities in the Republic of Moldova as part of the Euroregions. It has been noticed that local communities in the Republic of Moldova do not fully exploit the opportunities offered by cross-border cooperation within Euroregions and was convinced that the consolidation of local collectivities would be a prerequisite for enhancing their potential and would facilitate their involvement in crossborder projects with similar local collectivities in Romania and Ukraine. Collaboration of local collectivities in the Republic of Moldova within Euroregions would facilitate access to external sources of funding and, thus, contribute to local development and improvement of the living conditions of the population.
Keywords: fragmentation, cross-border cooperation, local collectivities, local development
JEL Classification: K39
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