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EU Countries: Cross Border Cooperation

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to implement the European Grouping for Territorial Co-operation. (158184)

The legislation required for the European Grouping for Territorial Co-operation (EGTC) Regulation to take proper effect in the UK, Statutory Instrument 2007/1949, came into force on the 1 August 2007. Guidance on forming an EGTC is available on the Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform website at:

http://www.dti.gov.uk/regional/european-structural-funds/european-grouping-of-territorial-cooperation/page40444.html.

Currently there are no UK organisations participating in EGTCs or UK EGTCs registered in the UK.