• Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The socio-economic situation of border regions
  • 2.1 Definition of border regions
  • 2.2 Comparative analysis of border regions
  • 2.3 Effects of enlargement in border regions
  • 3. Existing Community policies
  • 3.1 Community financial instruments
  • 3.2 State aids
  • 4. Improving Community actions for border regions
  • 4.1 Increased investment in transport infrastructure
  • 4.2 Actions for SMEs and cross-border co-operation
  • 4.3. Structural policies: making the most of Community funds in border regions
  • 4.4 Improved co-ordination between Phare-CBC and INTERREG
  • 4.5 Special EIB programme for environmental and transport projects
  • 4.6 Development of the agricultural sector in border regions
  • 4.7 Community education, training and youth programmes
  • 4.8 Free movement of workers
  • 4.9 State aids
  • 4.10 Communication Strategy for Enlargement
  • 4.11 Commission working group on border regions
  • 5. Conclusion