Germany – Harlem Désir’s participation in the conference on French-German cross-border cooperation (Metz, July 6 to 7, 2015)

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Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs and his German counterpart, Michael Roth, Secretaries-General for French-German cooperation, took the initiative to hold a conference on cross-border cooperation between our two countries on July 6 and 7 in Metz.

Two years after the conference in Saarbrücken in July 2013, the conference in Metz will provide an opportunity to bring together a large number of locally elected officials and civil society actors. It will provide an opportunity to adopt a new common agenda for cross-border cooperation, which will cover all major issues affecting the daily lives of our fellow citizens living in border regions, including in particular mobility, training and employment.

French-German cross-border cooperation is exemplary in terms of the volume and variety of initiatives and serves as a true test bed for European integration.