UDC 339.923:332.135
Biblid: 1451-3188, 18 (2019)
Vol. 18, No 67, pp. 218-236
DOI:

Оriginal article
Received: 01 May 2019
Accepted: 15 May 2019

CROSS­BORDER COOPERATION AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

BINGULAC doc. dr Nenad (Правни факултет за привреду и правосуђе у Новом Саду, Универзитет Привредна академија у Новом Саду), nbingulac@pravni-fakultet.info

The development of cross-border cooperation is necessary for the development of the member states of the European Union, but also for this very international organization based on the foundations of integrative processes in all social domains. Although the integrative processes are in constant dynamics and there are obviously visible positive effects, however, in these processes there are certain deviations that present contemporary international security challenges. Recognizing the fact that European integrations also include certain negative tendencies, one cannot lose sight of the fact that these processes, however hard and complex, have nevertheless led to a shift in the perception of European citizens about the common benefits by unifying the interests of their countries of origin. The European Union’s integration through regional integration is, hence, an unstoppable process that is not only based on the creation of more secure regions but also in the development of economic, political, cultural and social interregional relations. The subject analysis considers some of the basic issues of cross-border cooperation related to the role of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, as well as the Euroregions in the context of European integrations.

Keywords: Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Euroregions, regional cooperation, border cooperation