Carpathian Euroregion

 

It was created on the 14th of February 1993, after many years of intense trans-border relations, most of them bilateral. The new political and economical situation at the beginning of 1990 distinguished the potential of the inter-regional cooperation and, at the same time, it created the practical possibility of cooperation.

 

Romania is represented in the "Carpathian Euroregion" Inter-regional Association by the counties of Satu Mare, Sălaj, Maramureş, Botoşani, starting with april 1997. Since November 2000, the county of Harghita is also accepted. Romanian countries have the statute of a full-right member alongside the regions in the other countries: Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine. The Slovakian regions obtained the statute of full-right members in the meeting of EC Council on November the 25th 1999.

 

History

 

The Carpathian Euroregion includes the border areas of five countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, with a population of over 14.7 million inhabitants and an area of 145 square meters.

 

It was created on the 14th of February 1993, after many years of intense trans-border relations, most of them bilateral. The new political and economical situation at the beginning of 1990 distinguished the potential of the inter-regional cooperation and, at the same time, it created the practical possibility of cooperation.

 

Romania is represented in the "Carpathian Euroregion" Inter-regional Association by the counties of Satu Mare, Sălaj, Maramureş, Botoşani, starting with april 1997. Since November 2000, the county of Harghita is also accepted. Romanian countries have the statute of a full-right member alongside the regions in the other countries: Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine. The Slovakian regions obtained the statute of full-right members in the meeting of EC Council on November the 25th 1999.

 

The Council of the Carpathian Euroregion is made up of 3 members of each country, the Romanian part is represented by the presidents or vice-presidents of the county councils of Maramureş, Satu Mare, Botoşani.

 

In the period 2002-2004, the Euroregion's presidency was hold by Romania. Now, Slovakia holds this function. In every member country, there is a national secretary who ensures the current relations with the International Secretariate in Nyireghyhaza - Hungary.

There are also five Work Commissions made up of experts of the five member states, commissions coordinated by one member state:

 

There are several objectives serving as a motivation of the Romanian counties to participate in the Carpathian Euroregion.

 

This form of cooperation: