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In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

Baltic Sea Cooperation
A Blueprint for Transnational Development and Cooperation between the EU and its Neighbours?

Wilfried Görmar

Deutsche Fassung


Nowhere in Europe is cross-border cooperation so close as in the Baltic Sea area. In the last decade and a half, a dense network of cooperation has come into being which not only crosses state borders within the European Union, but goes beyond the EU’s new borders. This can be traced back to unique historical and geographical conditions. Nonetheless, experience gained in coordinating strategic transnational development projects in other large European areas on the EU’s external borders can be used.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 159–172)