20 August 2019

Cross-border cooperation: North Sea Port

On 12 July 2019, Dutch State Secretary Knops of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) sent a letter to Parliament containing information on the progress of cross-border cooperation. The progress of cross-border cooperation is explained in this letter in four themes: cross-border initiatives, preconditions and border barriers, governance and EU & Benelux. ITEM has made several scientific contributions that make a solid basis for some of the different themes. For example, after an initial inventory conducted by ITEM, the Dutch and Flemish governments decided to follow-up by investigating possible solutions for border barriers for the cross-border North Sea Port.